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About Parrish Medical Center

Parrish Medical Center, located at 951 N. Washington Ave., Titusville, Florida, is a 210-bed, not-for-profit acute care public medical center serving North Brevard County for more than 50 years..

The Joint Commission named PMC as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, recognizing PMC for "exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions." The hospital is the only Brevard County hospital to earn six consecutive "A" safety ratings from the Leapfrog Group, an independent, national not-for-profit organization founded more than a decade ago by the nation's leading employers and private healthcare experts.

PMC has been ranked by The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as Central Florida's No. 1 hospital, America's No. 5 independent public hospital, and in the top six percent of all U.S. hospitals (186 out of 2,985 U.S. hospitals compared). The medical center has also earned four disease-specific certification gold seals from the Joint Commission in acute coronary syndrome, breast cancer, heart failure and stroke.

For more information about Parrish Medical Center, its programs and services, please visit and or call 321-268-6110.

About The Children's Center
The Children's Center, an affiliate of Parrish Medical Center, offers a variety of learning and early development programs for area children. Located at 5650 South U.S. 1 in Titusville, The Children's Center consists of six local partner agencies working together to meet the needs of children. The Center annually serves nearly 2,000 children and their families. Visit The Children's Center online at
About Parrish Health & Fitness Center
Parrish Health & Fitness Center is North Brevard's only medically integrated wellness center. It features state-of-the-art strength and cardiovascular training equipment, multiple weight-training rooms, two indoor heated pools, personal fitness training, wellness coaching, more than 80 weekly group fitness classes, and much more. Located at 2210 Cheney Highway (Hwy 50) Titusville, FL 32780. Call 321-268-6200 for more information, or go online to
About Parrish HealthCare Center at Port St. John
Parrish Healthcare Center at Port St. John is "Healing in Nature®" and a service of Parrish Medical Center, nationally recognized as a service and quality leader. The healthcare center is silver LEED (Leadership in Energy Efficient Design) certified by the U.S. Green Building Association and offers a wide range of outpatient diagnostic services and primary care. For more information visit or call 321-636-9393.
About Jess Parrish Medical Foundation
Through philanthropy and volunteerism, Jess Parrish Medical Foundation is partnering with the community to raise funds that sustain and enhance healthcare services in North Brevard County. JPMF supports Parrish Medical Center's mission of healing experiences for everyone all the time® by funding the featured programs: Cancer Care, The Children's Center, Parrish Health Village and Center for Lifelong Health. Whether caring for seniors or helping children reach their full potential, JPMF is helping improve, transform and save lives. For more information about Jess Parrish Medical Foundation, call 321-269-4066 or visit
Parrish Sleep Disorders Center of Port St. John
is a four-bed sleep center where studies are done seven days/nights a week. Diagnostic testing is done for sleep apnea, narcolepsy, REM behavior disorder, maintenance of wakefulness test, nocturnal seizures, and shift-work sleep studies during the day. Continuous follow-up care for Sleep Apnea is also done for patients with CPAP machines.

The Parrish Medical Center Auxiliary
The Parrish Medical Center Auxiliary was founded in 1959 to provide volunteer services throughout the hospital. Today, the Auxiliary consists of over 370 adult and teenage volunteers. Auxiliary members not only perform necessary duties for hospital staff, but also manage the Pink Angel Gift Shop and conduct annual fundraising activities. As a result, the Auxiliary donates more than $150,000 to the hospital each year. For more information about the Parrish Medical Center Auxiliary, visit
About Parrish Senior Solutions
A service of Parrish Medical Center, Parrish Senior Solutions, 805-A Century Medical Drive, Titusville, Fla., assists seniors and caregivers (spouse, children, family member or friend) with finding the services and information they need. Geriatric patients and their caregivers will find information about support services, educational materials, and information about health concerns and community resources. It also serves as a lifeline to long-distance caregivers—children who do not live in the area but want to ensure their parents and loved ones have the services and support they need.

About Parrish Medical Group
Parrish Medical Group (PMG) is North Brevard's largest network of primary care physicians and specialists. PMG physicians are specialized in many areas of medicine and together, have one common goal – to provide coordinated, comprehensive healthcare to the community. For more information please visit or call 321-268-6PMG (6764)
About the A.W.A.K.E. Support Group
The A.W.A.K.E. support group is part of a national network of voluntary support groups affiliated with the American Sleep Apnea Association. The ASAA, founded in 1990, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes awareness of sleep apnea, works for continuing improvements in treatments for this serious disease, and advocates for the interests of sleep apnea patients. The ASAA is dedicated to reducing injury, disability, and death from sleep apnea and to enhancing the well-being of those affected by this common disorder. The ASAA promotes education and awareness, the ASAA A.W.A.K.E. Network of voluntary mutual support groups, research, and continuous improvement of care.
Parrish Medical Group Diagnostic Center
Parrish Medical Group Diagnostic Center is a service of Parrish Medical Group (PMG), North Brevard's largest network of primary care physicians and specialists. Hours of operation are Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. at the Target Shopping Plaza. For appointments, call 321-268-6MRI (6674). Lab services are available until 3 p.m. and no appointment is necessary.
The Parrish Medical Group Diagnostic Center is located east of the Target Building.
MedFast Urgent Care
MedFast Urgent Care at Parrish Medical Group Diagnostic Center provides urgent care services for minor emergencies. Open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Target Shopping Plaza. For more information, call: 321-MEDFAST (3278).
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All Parrish Medical Group Primary Care Practices now certified Patient-Centered Medical Homes

National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recognizes PMG with Highest Certification

PORT ST. JOHN & TITUSVILLE, FLA. (July 9, 2015)—All Parrish Medical Group (PMG) primary care practices have earned the highest level of certification (Level 3) as Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs) from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

PCMHs are driving some of the most important reforms in healthcare delivery today. According to the NQCA, a growing body of scientific evidence shows that PCMHs are saving money by reducing hospital and emergency department visits, reducing health disparities, and are improving patient outcomes.

The medical home inspires quality in care, cultivates more engaging patient-caregiver relationships, and captures savings through expanded access and delivery options.

"Lots of health providers talk about being patient-centered, however to be certified by the NCQA as such affirms our group's commitment to adhering to superior clinical standards and providing the highest level of personalized care to the people we serve," said PMG Executive Director of Physician Practices Felicia N. Rabsatt-Harris, MBA, MHA, CHC.

Examples of criteria that primary-care practices must meet to earn PCMH certification include:

  • The practice systematically identifies individual patients and plans, and manages and coordinates care based on need.
  • The practice provides access to team-based care for both routine and urgent needs of patients, families and caregivers.
  • The practice follows standards for providing access to appointments, and regularly assesses its performance on providing (a) same-day appointments for routine and urgent care; (b) availability of appointments; and by (c) acting on identified opportunities to improve.
  • The practice provides access to evidence-based care, patient/family education and self-management support. 
  • The practice collaborates with the patient and family to develop and implement a written care plan for patients.
  • The practice uses performance data to identify opportunities for improvement and acts to improve clinical quality, efficiency and patient experience.
  • For more information or to schedule an appointment with a Parrish Medical Group Patient-Centered Medical Home, call 321-268-6PMG (6764).

Parrish Employees Channel Their Inner Superhero for a Healthy Community

TITUSVILLE, FLA, June 30, 2015—Employees from Parrish Medical Center (PMC) and Parrish Medical Group (PMG) raised more than $123,000 in the eighth annual employee giving campaign. The Circle of Giving campaign exceeded the fundraising goal by over $11,000 with a 62 percent in overall participation.

Parrish Medical Center's superheros
PMC leadership channeled their inner superhero in this year's Circle of Giving to encourage employees to help save the world, one park at a time. Left to right: Blue Team's Underdog, also known as Edwin Loftin, Vice President, Acute Care Services/CNO with sidekick Wonder Woman, aka Donna Oswald; Red Team's Iron Man, aka Chris McAlpine, Sr. Vice President Administration Transformation/CTO, with sidekick Captain America, aka Matt Graybill; Green Team's sidekick The Black Widow, aka Dawn Mackey with The Hulk, aka Tim Skeldon, Executive VP Corporate Finance; and Purple Team's Jean Grey/Phoenix, aka Natalie Sellers, Vice President, Communications, Community & Corporate Services/CCO with sidekick Storm, aka Jackie Hurley.

This year's superhero-themed campaign made it fun for employees to raise funds for a new outdoor healing environment connecting the hospital with Parrish Health Village and the Chain of Lakes. This unique outdoor park will include fitness stations, a walking trail and space for group fitness classes, physical therapy sessions and community events. 

"Making our community a better place is part of our mission, vision and values," said Parrish employee and Circle of Giving chairperson Sherry Shelley. "The Parrish employees are the true superheroes. Although divided into four competitive teams, they came together for one common goal, to make a healthier community."

PMC's employee Circle of Giving program was established in 2006 by the Jess Parrish Medical Foundation as a means to further the medical center's mission to provide Healing Experiences for Everyone all the Time®. Parrish employees have raised almost $950,000 through its Circle of Giving program. Previous campaigns have provided funding for:

  • Parrish Senior Solutions—a referral and support service for seniors and their caregivers;
  • Digital stereotactic breast biopsy equipment—a less invasive procedure used to diagnose breast cancer;
  • Healing in Motion Vans – medical transportation program for patients in need;
  • The Children's Center playground renovation and expansion—to provide a safe and healthy early childhood development environment accessible to all children, regardless of ability; and 
  • The Women's Center North Guild —a permanent home to provide programs and services for the more than 650 estimated annual victims of domestic abuse in North Brevard.
Working together, the Parrish employees are continuing their vision of Healing Families­Healing Communities®. For more information about Circle of Giving, please contact the Jess Parrish Medical Foundation at 321-269-4066 or visit

Parrish Medical Center Palliative Care Program Awarded a $10,000 Grant

Funds Will Be Used to Train and Certify Community Facilitators Helping Those with Serious Illness

TITUSVILLE, FLA. (June 29, 2015)—Parrish Medical Center's Palliative Care program recently was awarded a $10,000 grant from the Jess Parrish Medical Foundation.

The grant will be used to train and certify Advanced Care Planning (ACP) facilitators throughout the community. Facilitators help people with healthcare decision-making at different stages of health in their life.

Palliative care is help for people with serious and chronic illnesses such as cancer, cardiac disease, congestive heart failure (CHF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), kidney failure and many more.

Palliative care focuses on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain and stress of their illness. The goal is to improve quality of life for patients and their families.

The program will take a train-the-trainer approach. Training will provide the basis for a systems approach to planning for advanced care.

One initiative taking place nationally to increase communication among families about personal end-of-life priorities is the Respecting Choices model.

This model will help transform healthcare in North Brevard County. It aligns with the PMC vision of Healing Families–Healing Communities®. The approach is designed to:

  • Help people understand their choices for treatment.
  • Involve patients in their own healthcare decision-making.
  • Encourage them to express in writing their healthcare wishes and decisions.
  • Simplify care management and communication through shared documents.
  • Improve consistency in how advance-care planning is approached.
"As a person's health improves or declines, personal directives may change," explains Terry Donovan-Page, RN, MSN, PMC's palliative care coordinator. "Advanced Care Planning discussions need to be more routine and processes need to be in place that clearly communicate and support patient healthcare choices."

For further information, contact PMC's palliative care coordinator at 321-268-6675.

Parrish Medical Center Emergency Room Doctors Donate Life-Saving Trauma Kits

Titusville and Indian River police departments to receive medical training and 55 reusable tourniquets

TITUSVILLE, FLA. (June 10, 2015)—Parrish Medical Center (PMC) emergency room doctors have purchased 55 trauma tourniquets to give away to help save lives.

The eight doctors will present the kits to Titusville and Indian River County police departments on Mon., June 15 in the PMC Conference Center at 12:30 p.m. They also will provide training for the first responders on how to effectively use the kits.

The trauma tourniquets are robust and reusable. They can be used on any limb trauma such as from a gunshot wound, according to Dr. Khalid Siddiqui, PMC emergency department medical director.

They are proven lifesavers.

"Tourniquet application prior to onset of clinical shock reduced mortality from 96 percent to 4 percent," said Siddiqui. "Ours is a small donation that will pay big dividends for our police departments, as they currently do not have them."

Emergency room Drs. Jorge Insignares and Laurence Conley initiated the donation after learning of the longstanding partnership between the New York Police Department and local hospital emergency rooms.

Siddiqui quickly agreed that it was a natural fit for PMC's vision of Healing Families—Healing Communities® in action.

"In light of all the news surrounding police in this country today, I'm hoping we can start a discussion about the importance of partnering with our first responders to help keep them and others safe as they serve to protect our communities," he said.

Veronica Dent, APR, named Director, Parrish Medical Center Communications & Community Services — New director brings more than 25 years of communications experience

  TITUSVILLE, FLA – (June 05, 2015) – Parrish Medical Center (PMC), One of America's Finest Healing Environments®, has named accomplished public relations professional Veronica Dent, APR, as director of communications & community services.

Veronica Dent Dent will be responsible for directing strategic communications, including, but not limited to brand management, community outreach, and public and media relations.

"We are pleased to welcome Veronica to PMC and the Brevard community," said Natalie Sellers MS, APR, FACHE, vice president of communications, community & corporate services. "We look forward to her leadership and contributions toward our continued reputation for excellence."

Dent has more than 25 years of experience in communications and public relations. She most recently served as the public relations manager for Municipal Light & Power in Anchorage, Alaska, where she was responsible for developing and implementing strategic internal and external communications, outreach and community development, and key accounts customer service.

Dent earned her Bachelor's degree in Mass Communications and Environmental Studies from Northern Arizona University. She is also accredited in Public Relations (APR) and is a member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).

Her civic and professional service includes roles as trustee and past president of the Anchorage Library Foundation and past chair of First-Book Anchorage.

She and her husband reside in North Brevard.

Jess Parrish Medical Foundation Golf Classic Drives Results Exceeding $64,000 for Early Childhood Education

TITUSVILLE, FLA, May 26, 2015 — Local residents came together for the Jess Parrish Medical Foundation (JPMF) "Fran Gerrett Memorial Golf Classic" on Friday, May 1 at La Cita Golf & Country Club and The Great Outdoors Golf Club. The event was sponsored by the law firm of Zumpano Patricios & Winker, P.A. and raised more than $64,000 for The Children's Center (TCC) in Titusville, exceeding the goal by more than $19,000.

"It is our privilege to be the presenting sponsors of this wonderful event. The Fran Gerrett Memorial Golf Classic helps provide financial support for TCC to provide quality early childhood development programs, family education and support programs, therapy, tutoring, financial assistance for childcare and more. We're thrilled the event exceeded its goals so more children can grow and reach their fullest potential," said Joseph I. Zumpano, shareholder at Zumpano Patricios & Winker, P.A.

Nearly 220 golfers participated in the two-course tournament with all proceeds benefiting TCC, a service of Parrish Medical Center, which provides families with special needs and/or typically developing children with numerous health, therapy, education and child development programs in a single location. The annual golf tournament lives on as a tribute to Fran Gerrett's longtime dedication to our community and his favorite charity. Fran, a former Parrish Medical Center Materials Management director, was famous for saying, "It's all about the kids!"

"During the 15th anniversary of TCC, the golf classic was able to expand into two courses and raise a record amount so the children in our community can grow and develop into their fullest potential," said Greg Sparkman, golf committee co-chair.

Special thanks to the law firm of Zumpano Patricios & Winker, P.A. for supporting the tournament as a presenting sponsor. "Platinum" sponsors include: Medline Industries, Inc., RUSH Construction, Inc. and UBS Financial Services/Indian River Wealth Consulting Group, Susan Morse and Steve Soltesz; and The Watauga Company as lunch sponsor. The men's first place teams include: Tim Fields, Todd Denson, Marty Gordon and Jason Snodgrass at La Cita Country Club; George Gee, Fritz Granzani, Mike Keenan and Wayne Motes at The Great Outdoors. The mixed first place teams include: Kathleen Bordeau, Ken Joseph, Pete Simons and Claudia Thomas at La Cita Country Club; Martha Hannah, Jan Henderson, Toni Thigpin and Suzanne Yarbrough at The Great Outdoors.

"Fran's daughters, Leigh Connell, Amy Craddock and Lynn Kelly, were a tremendous support as committee members and event sponsors. It was so nice to see them continue Fran's generous spirit as an integral part of the event success," added Kathy Myer, golf committee co-chair and director of Women's Services at Parrish Medical Center. Other members of the golf committee included: Dr. Anthony Allotta, Santi Bulnes, Anita Currie, Lori and Paul Duester, Tiffany Lewis, Amy Lord, Carla McRae, Katherine Musick, Esther Porta, Tina Spangler-Phillips, Tim Skeldon, Courtney Wall, Robert Wildermuth, Misty Wilson and Suzanne Yarbrough.

"We'd like to thank all our sponsors, participants, committee members, and volunteers who helped us exceed our goal and make this event a huge success for the children in our community," said Barbara Terhune, chair of the Jess Parrish Medical Foundation Board of Directors. For more information about Jess Parrish Medical Foundation or the Fran Gerrett Memorial Golf Classic, please contact 321-269-4066 or visit 

Parrish Medical Center Continues National Recognition for Patient Safety; earns straight "A" grades from The Leapfrog Group since 2012

TITUSVILLE, FLA. (May 1, 2015)— Designed to rate how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections, the LeapFrog Group honored Parrish Medical Center (PMC) with its top grade in patient safety. PMC has earned an "A" grade from LeapFrog in all releases of the Hospital Safety Score since 2012. This makes PMC one of only 182 hospitals in the nation and 14 in the state of Florida to have earned that distinction.

"We continue to be proud of our impeccable patient safety record and of our employees, physicians and volunteers who dedicate themselves every day to our mission to provide healing experiences for everyone all the time," said George Mikitarian, President/CEO, Parrish Medical Center.

The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of the nation's leading experts on patient safety and is administered by The Leapfrog Group (Leapfrog), an independent industry watchdog. The first and only hospital safety rating to be peer-reviewed in the Journal of Patient Safety, the Score is free to the public and designed to give consumers information they can use to protect themselves and their families when facing a hospital stay.

Leapfrog assigns a letter grade (A to F) to hospitals calculated from a group of 28 measures. Of the 28 measures used to calculate the scores, 15 are process-related or structure-related and 13 are outcome-based. Leapfrog uses several sources of data – the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, certain measures on Hospital Compare and AHA Annual Survey information. To see how PMC's score compares locally and nationally, and to access safety tips for patients and their loved ones, visit the Hospital Safety Score website at Consumers can also go to for a free download of the Hospital Safety Score app.

About The Leapfrog Group
The Hospital Safety Score ( is an initiative of The Leapfrog Group (, a national nonprofit organization using the collective leverage of large purchasers of health care to initiate breakthrough improvements in the safety, quality and affordability of health care for Americans. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey allows purchasers to structure their contracts and purchasing to reward the highest performing hospitals. The Leapfrog Group was founded in November 2000 with support from the Business Roundtable and national funders and is now independently operated with support from its purchaser and other members.

Jess Parrish Medical Foundation Hosts Benefit Golf Classic

TITUSVILLE, FLA, April 29, 2015—Jess Parrish Medical Foundation (JPMF) has announced the law firm of Zumpano Patricios & Winker, P.A. as presenting sponsors for the annual Fran Gerrett Memorial Golf Classic on Friday, May 1. More than 240 golfers are anticipated to play in the two-course tournament with all proceeds benefiting The Children's Center (TCC), a service of Parrish Medical Center, which provides families with special needs and/or typically developing children with numerous health, therapy, education and child development programs in a single location.

"It is our honor to be the presenting sponsors of this wonderful event. The Fran Gerrett Memorial Golf Classic helps provide financial support so that TCC can continue to provide health, education, and care, for families and children with and without special needs. The work of TCC is critical to the community. TCC's education, therapy, and tutoring programs, for families and children, have touched thousands of lives," said Joseph I. Zumpano, shareholder at Zumpano Patricios & Winker, P.A.

Registration begins at 12 p.m., with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Tournament players can choose between two golf courses – the members only La Cita Golf & Country Club or The Great Outdoors Golf Club with the beautiful nature of the St. John's wildlife. Golf teams choose their preferred course on a first-come, first-served basis with paid registration. The tournament format will be a four-player scramble with fun contests, including a chance to win a $1,000 cash prize when purchasing a raffle ticket for $20. Participants need not be present to win. Winners will be announced immediately following the awards ceremony.

The golf classic committee has secured sponsorships from numerous community members and organizations. "Platinum" sponsors include: Medline Industries, Inc., RUSH Construction, Inc and UBS Financial Services/Indian River Wealth Consulting Group, Susan Morse and Steve Soltesz. Other generous sponsors will be recognized at the event. Sponsorships are still available from many different levels designed to show community support and corporate partnership. The cost per player is $75, which includes golf, lunch and dinner. Sponsorship opportunities for the tournament begin at $500.

Fran Gerrett served as the director of materials management at Parrish Medical Center for 24 years. Fran passed away in 2012, but the annual golf tournament lives on as a tribute to Fran Gerrett's longtime dedication to our community and his favorite charity, The Children's Center. The golf classic is organized by community leaders and volunteers. Event co-chairs are Kathy Myer and Greg Sparkman. Other members of the golf committee included: Dr. Anthony Allotta, Santi Bulnes, Leigh Connell, Amy Craddock, Elizabeth Craddock, Anita Currie, Lori and Paul Duester, Tiffany Lewis, Amy Lord, Carla McRae, Katherine Musick, Esther Porta, Tina Spangler-Phillips, Tim Skeldon, Courtney Wall, Robert Wildermuth, Misty Wilson and Suzanne Yarbrough.

For more information about sponsorship packages, purchase general admission and raffle tickets, please call Jess Parrish Medical Foundation at (321) 269-4066 or visit

About Zumpano, Patricios and Winker, P.A.
Zumpano Patricios & Winker, P.A. ("ZP&W") is a full service law firm headquartered in Coral Gables, Florida. The law firm has offices in Chicago (Zumpano Patricios Winker & Bresnahan, LLC), and Salt Lake City. The firm also has 20 satellite offices located around the world. ZP&W focuses its practice on healthcare litigation and regulatory matters, regularly representing hospitals and hospital systems in complex managed care litigation, as well as regulatory, matters. In today's health care environment where providers constantly face challenges that could impact their operations, including with respect to accreditation and certification, reimbursement, and federal and state regulatory action, the health law attorneys at ZP&W are entrepreneurially focused and endeavor to provide their clients with counsel and experience to meet their needs. ZP&W is focused on the delivery of high impact, value oriented legal services and is proud to have been providing such services to Parrish Medical Center since 2007. 

Jess Parrish Medical Foundation Announces Karla Foster, RN, Scholarship Recipient

Nicole Jordan receives Karla Foster Memorial Scholarship.
2014 Karla Foster, RN, Memorial Scholarship Award winner Nicole Jordan (third from left) is shown with (L-R) Edwin Loftin, PMC vice president of acute care services/chief nursing officer, Herman Cole, chairman of the PMC board of directors and Misty Wilson, director of the Jess Parrish Medical Foundation.
  TITUSVILLE, FLA, January 6, 2015—Jess Parrish Medical Foundation awarded the 2014 Karla Foster, RN, Memorial Scholarship of $3,000 to Nicole Jordan. The scholarship was established by Doug Foster in loving memory of his wife, Karla, who was tragically killed on September 11, 2006 by a hit and run driver. Karla had been a nurse at Parrish Medical Center for more than 22 years.

"I'm sincerely grateful to Jess Parrish Medical Foundation for awarding me with this scholarship, which will help me pay for tuition and achieve my goal of becoming a Registered Nurse. Nursing is not a burden, but a passion and a calling. I am so honored to receive this scholarship and to carry on the legacy of Karla Foster through my commitment to compassionate and holistic nursing care," stated Jordan, bachelor's degree student at Adventist University of Health Sciences. 


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