Jackson Nurse Collects Clothes for the Homeless

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”

Standing Up for Our Community

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”

Celebrating 25 Years of Ryder Trauma

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”

Miami-Dade mayor: State should fill loss of federal healthcare fund

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.

SEIU at Jackson Turns Out for Bond

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”