SEIU Local 1991 member, Oliver Castellanos, RN, was featured in CNN and several other media outlets recently. This story will warm your heart. Check it out. http://www.cnn.com/2018/02/13/health/florida-nurse-clothes-homeless-patients-trnd/index.html Oliver Castellanos: “We are all human beings … we have to help each other out.” (CNN)As a nurse for nearly 30 years at Jackson Health System in Miami,Continue reading “Jackson Nurse Collects Clothes for the Homeless”
SEIU Local 1991 was proud to join our partners with the Miami Healthcare Coalition at a town hall at CIC Miami. The event, which was free and open to the public, was designed to educate and engage area residents about a variety of issues that impact working families in South Florida. SEIU Local 1991 SecretaryContinue reading “Standing Up for Our Community”
As part of Jackson Health System’s celebration of Ryder Trauma Center’s 25th anniversary, former and current members of the Ryder Trauma team Have been sharing their reflections on the trauma center’s important history, and the impact it has made on them and the South Florida community. In the 1980s, the trauma network in Miami-Dade CountyContinue reading “Celebrating 25 Years of Ryder Trauma”
The Florida Legislature is deadlocked over healthcare spending, including the expansion of Medicaid and the potential loss of $1.3 billion a year the federal government sends the state to help safety net hospitals such as Jackson care for the uninsured and Medicaid patients. Miami-Dade County does not have the money to cover the potential loss of $200 million a year in federal funding that helps Jackson Health System, according to the county mayor.
The Public Health Trust and the Jackson Bond Citizen’s Advisory Committee has approved the first major purchase of property for a new outpatient campus in Doral.
There is no higher mission than the health and safety of our members, patients and the public. SEIU has been involved in the Ebola response across the country, providing communications, training and advocacy in every facility in which our members operate.
Jackson Health System announced an unprecedented budget surplus Wednesday of nearly $45.8 million dollars. On November 5, the voters of Miami-Dade County approved a bond issue worth nearly $830 million dollars to upgrade Jackson’s aging facilities.
Voters overwhelmingly approved the Jackson bond by 65%. It represents a critical step in making the future of community health in Miami brighter for all. It would not have happened without the nurses, doctors and healthcare professionals in SEIU Local 1991.
SEIU Local 1991 gathered labor support for the Jackson bond, while members took to the phones to educate voters about the upgrades our public hospital needs to continue to provide quality care to the entire community.
Nurses, doctors and healthcare professionals turned out Sept. 17 to show support for the campaign that aims to upgrade Jackson. Martha Baker, RN, and Carol Robley, ARNP, spoke at the press conference, while other SEIU Local 1991 members joined public safety officials, faith leaders, business and civic leaders and other members of the Miami-Dade communityto launch theContinue reading “SEIU at Jackson Turns Out for Bond”