For a donation of $1 to $10, Jackson employees and supporters at the demolition site were given the opportunity to swing a sledgehammer and help with the demolition of one of the building’s remaining exterior walls. All proceeds were donated to the Jackson Health Foundation (JHF), Jackson’s fundraising arm.
The Christine E. Lynn Rehabilitation Center, scheduled to open in 2020, will be modeled after some of the nation’s leading rehabilitation centers and will encompass comprehensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services. The 100-bed, private-room facility will offer an exemplary inpatient experience for those dealing with some of the most challenging injuries. It will also unite clinical care and research done with the University of Miami for those dealing with life-altering spinal cord and brain injuries, as well as the powerful development and community support of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis.
$174 Million will be the total funds necessary to bring this facility to fruition. The majority of the costs will be covered by the general obligation bond dedicated to update Jackson’s infrastructure and build new facilities, which was overwhelmingly supported by Miami-Dade voters in 2013. The project also received a generous donation from philanthropist Christine E. Lynn, and a $20 Million fundraising campaign will be conducted to complete the project. For more information on how you can contribute to these project please contact the Jackson Health Foundation at (305) 585-4483.