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      Parrish Medical Center (PMC), a Parrish Healthcare integrated care partner, is located at 951 N. Washington Ave., Titusville, Florida. The 210-bed, not-for-profit acute care public medical center has been serving Brevard County for nearly 60 years.
      PMC is the first in the nation to be Integrated Care certified by The Joint Commission and is nationally recognized as One of America's Finest Healing Environments®. PMC has earned top patient safety rankings from The SafeCare Group and The Leapfrog Group. The Joint Commission consistently 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." In 2014, Consumer Reports recognized PMC as Florida's safest hospital. PMC, as compared to other U.S. hospitals, maintains top-tier national rankings for clinical outcomes, safety and patients' experiences.
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About The Children's Center
The Children's Center, an affiliate of Parrish Healthcare, 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 eight 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 parrishchildrenscenter.com.
About Parrish Healthcare
Parrish Healthcare includes the nation's first Integrated Care certification from The Joint Commission; Parrish Medical Center, a Mayo Clinic Care Network member and one of the nation's most recognized hospitals for clinical quality, patient safety, and healing environments; Parrish Medical Group, NCQA certified patient-centered medical homes; and Florida Health Network, a network of healthcare providers, insurers and others working together to improve quality and safety and lower healthcare costs on behalf of individuals, families and businesses. For more information, visit www.parrishhealthcare.com.
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 parrishhealthandfitness.com.
About Parrish HealthCare Center at Port St. John
Parrish Healthcare Center, located at 5005 Port St. John Parkway, Port St. John, is an eco-friendly, diagnostic healing environment featuring laboratory and nuclear medicine services; comprehensive imaging (Xray, Ultrasound, Mammography, CT/MRI, etc.) services; rehabilitation therapy services; as well as Medfast Urgent Care Center; Parrish Sleep Disorders Treatment Center; Parrish Wound Healing Center; and Parrish Medical Group physicians (located on second floor). Parrish Healthcare Center is a Parrish Healthcare regional integrated care partner. For more information visit parrishmed.com/programs-services/healthcare-center-at-psj. or call 321-636-9393.
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.
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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.
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The Parrish Medical Group Diagnostic Center is located east of the Target Building.
About Jess Parrish Medical Foundation
Through philanthropy and volunteerism, JPMF supports Parrish Medical Center's mission of healing experiences for everyone all the time®. JPMF partners with the community to raise funds that sustain and enhance healthcare services in North Brevard County. 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 www.parrishmedfoundation.com.
About Parrish Medical Group
Parrish Medical Group is a Parrish Healthcare integrated care partner, is North Brevard's largest network of primary care physicians and specialists. Our physicians are specialized in many areas of medicine and together, have one common goal – to provide coordinated, comprehensive healthcare to our patients. Our physicians recently joined together to better serve patients from Rockledge to Titusville. In practice as independent physicians for many years, the new Parrish Medical Group represents Family Practice and Internal Medicine along with 13 specialties. Visit parrishmedgroup.com or call 321-268-6PMG (6764)
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 parrishmed.com.
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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.
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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.
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About OMNI Health Care
OMNI Healthcare is a multi-specialty physician group practice formed by physicians practicing in Brevard County, Florida. This physician-owned and physician-managed organization came together for the purpose of providing high-quality medical care to the citizens of Melbourne and surrounding areas. The physicians of OMNI Healthcare are committed to the highest standards of quality and comprehensive healthcare. OMNI includes physicians in the primary care specialties of internal medicine, family medicine and pediatrics, as well as physicians in various subspecialties such as cancer care and surgery. For more information, visit www.omnihealthcare.com .
About Oncology Resource Networks
Oncology Resource Networks (ORN) is committed and dedicated to the delivery of value based cancer care. ORN bridges the gap between payers and providers building common ground in evidence based medicine and patient centered care while enhancing affordability. ORN provides oncologists with the tools necessary to transform their practices from volume practices to value based practices. ORN's core offering is a value based provider network representing physicians throughout the country committed to value based care. ORN provides physicians with access to the Oncology Value Optimizer, a population health software tool that measures and promotes quality care while enhancing efficiency, and provides physicians with incentives to deliver cost effective cancer care. ORN supports payers by managing the transition to value based contracting models and innovative payment methodologies. ORN develops and implements programs that improve practice performance and can support provider success in the CMS Oncology Care Model and other value based payment methodologies. For more information, visit www.oncologyresourcenetworks.com .

Parrish Medical Center
Gift of Light 2017
December 7 -- 6:00pm
Parrish Medical Center

Join us for our annual holiday community celebration! We'll light a giant holiday tree, courtesy of the Parrish Medical Center Auxiliary. Honor a loved one by placing a light on the holiday tree.

The event is free and everyone is invited to enjoy:

  • Free Hot Chocolate and Baked Goods
  • Face Painting
  • Games and Prizes
  • Spectacular Fireworks Display
  • Photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus (bring your camera)
And many more surprises!

All proceeds benefit Jess Parrish Medical Foundation.For details, visit parrishmed.com/giftoflight or call 321-268-6110.

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Christmas shopping at the Gift Shop is easy! We have games, ornaments. apparel, slippers, jewelry, books, plush, baby gifts, inis, walking sticks, canes, Willow Tree figurines and many Made in the USA items. Nostalgic ceramic Christmas Trees available in two sizes. We have Gift Cards too.
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Parrish Medical Center Recognized for Stroke Treatment Excellence

Premier healthcare accrediting body awards PMC stroke care Gold Seal for care quality

TITUSVILLE, FL (December 6, 2017)—Parrish Medical Center's recertification as a Primary Stroke Center extends its first-in-Brevard County achievement for area patients endangered by stroke's potentially debilitating effects.

PMC's latest Gold Seal of Approval¨ and Primary Stroke Center designation was awarded by The Joint Commission, which accredits nearly 21,000 healthcare organizations globally.

"The Joint Commission established the Primary Stroke Center program to set a care standard to protect and saves lives," said George Mikitarian, Parrish Medical Center president and CEO. "Meeting that standard takes tremendous commitment, resources, and work, but we have long dedicated ourselves to providing the highest levels of patient safety, clinical quality, and healing patient experiences on behalf of the people and communities we serve.

"This Joint Commission's Gold Seal affirmation of PMC's quality stroke care means that patients and families can have confidence in the objective measurement, accomplishment, and results, of PMC's treatment program," Mikitarian added.

According to The Joint Commission, "The stroke program requirements were developed in collaboration with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Applicants for advanced certification must meet the requirements for Disease-Specific Care Certification plus additional, clinically specific requirements and expectations."

PMC in 2004 became the third Florida medical center – and Brevard's first – to reach Gold Seal certification for stroke care.

Every two years since 2004, The Joint Commission has evaluated PMC's stroke care treatment program on national standards and stringent performance measures. The most recent evaluation, in 2017, resulted in the latest certification.

"Reaching Joint Commission Gold Seal designation is one thing; keeping it by meeting The Joint Commission's requirements year-after-year is another challenge," said Edwin Loftin, PMC vice president of Acute Care Services and chief nursing officer. "Constant focus and improvement is essential because the faster and more effective the treatment, the greater the chance to minimize a stroke's effects or damage."

"Stroke is a major cause of death and disability," said David Miller, MD, director, National Comprehensive Stroke Center, Mayo Clinic's Florida campus. "Stroke care has been greatly improved with new drug therapies, including the clot busting agent tPA, administered in appropriate patient populations. About 85 percent of strokes are due to a blood clot blocking a blood vessel to the brain."

PMC is a Mayo Clinic Care Network member, and Mayo Clinic is part of the Parrish Healthcare integrated care team. In 2010, PMC became the first hospital in Florida to participate in the Mayo Clinic telestroke program. Via a self-propelled remote presence robot that stands five feet tall, neurologists at Mayo Clinic's Comprehensive Stroke Center in Jacksonville can remotely evaluate acute stroke patients and assist with diagnosis and treatment, despite them being more than 130 miles away.

Quick administration of a drug called tPA to dissolve a stroke-causing blood clot and restore blood flow is part of The Joint Commission's standards followed by PMC, said Gregory P. Cuculino, MD, FACEP, Emergency Department medical director.

"In many cases the drug results in the patient having minimal or no neurological damage from the stroke," said Dr. Cuculino, "It's one aspect of our approach to stroke care, which includes prevention, treatment and rehabilitation while always working as a team."

PMC's team approach also includes Brevard's Emergency Medical Services (EMS).

"Partnering with PMC's Emergency Department as part of its stroke team ensures that life-saving measures are provided to patients at the scene in the first few minutes of a stroke," said Orlando Dominguez, Jr., RMP, assistant chief of Emergency Medical Services Operations, Brevard County Fire Rescue.

PMC's Stroke Program includes:

  • A team of neurologists, cardiologists, radiologists, emergency medicine physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, first-responders (EMS/paramedics), case management, therapists (occupational, speech, respiratory and physical), and community educators.
  • A stroke unit. Stroke unit nurses (along with ICU and ER nurses) undergo extensive training to become certified in stroke assessment, treatment and rehabilitation. They have annual continuing education requirements.
  • PMC's 14-bed Emergency Department, 12-bed critical care unit (ICU), and full-service rehabilitation center.
  • Advanced diagnostic technology, including telemedicine technology, ultra-speed CT and MRI, which provides doctors with accurate results in minutes.
  • Community education programs and screenings for stroke risk factors.
Signs of stroke are sudden:
  1. Numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body.
  2. Confusion, trouble speaking or understanding.
  3. Trouble seeing in one or both eyes.
  4. Dizziness, loss of balance or coordination or trouble walking.
  5. Severe headache with no known cause.
An individual experiencing any of these signs, or someone observing an individual dealing with one or more of these indicators, should call 911 immediately.

About The Joint Commission:
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve healthcare for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in healthcare. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org.

About the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association:
The American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association are devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke- America's No. 1 and No. 4 killers. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based American Heart Association is the nation's oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. The American Stroke Association is a division of the American Heart Association. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit heart.org or call any of our offices around the country. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Titusville Fire Department Raises Funds and Awareness for Parrish Medical Center's Cancer Care Program

TITUSVILLE, FLA, November 28, 2017—Titusville's Fire & Emergency Services Department presented Jess Parrish Medical Foundation (JPMF) with $2,000 in support of cancer care programs at Parrish Medical Center (PMC).

During the month of October, as part of nationwide and local efforts to raise breast cancer awareness, Titusville's Fire & Emergency Services Department showed their support by going pink for the cause. Department members sold and wore pink-themed T-shirts in October in place of their uniform shirts in observance of breast cancer awareness month.

"Titusville Fire is thrilled to provide support for such a worthy cause, one that affects citizens within our community. Our personnel enjoy wearing our breast cancer awareness T-shirts and always receive great reviews from the public," said Gregory Sutton, battalion chief. "Our job is more than running emergency calls, and it's a great feeling when we see the public still wearing these shirts years later. Knowing the sale of that shirt, in some small way helped someone dealing with breast cancer -- that is a great feeling!"

Sutton, and members from the Department presented the check to Shannon Luker, PMC breast health navigator and oncology program coordinator; Marsha Richardson, PMC director of oncology services; and Misty Wilson, director, Jess Parrish Medical Foundation.

"We are grateful for the generous support and selfless commitment of our community partner, Titusville Fire & Emergency Services, for their ongoing commitment to those we serve in North Brevard and in helping to advance PMC's vision of Healing Families—Healing Communities®," said Wilson.

"A cancer diagnosis is a difficult time for patients and their families. A breast health navigator who works directly with patients to coordinate care, free supplies through our Cancer Care Boutique and mammograms for underinsured or noninsured patients are just a few examples of the services available as a resource to cancer patients through our cancer care program," stated Richardson. "We are very thankful for this generous and heartfelt donation."

Titusville Fire Department raises funds for PMC Cancer program
Titusville Fire & Emergency Services Department presents a check for $2,000 to Jess Parrish Medical Foundation for cancer care programs at Parrish Medical Center. Pictured are: Jess Parrish Medical Foundation Director Misty Wilson, PMC Breast Health Navigator and Oncology Program Coordinator Shannon Luker, and PMC Director of Oncology Services, Marsha Richardson, Titusville Fire & Emergency Services Department personnel

For more information, please contact Jess Parrish Medical Foundation at 321-269-4066 or visit parrishmedfoundation.com.


Parrish Medical Group Welcomes Homi S. Cooper, MD, FACOEM

PORT CANAVERAL, PORT ST. JOHN, MELBOURNE & TITUSVILLE, FLA. (Nov. 3)—Parrish Medical Group, with offices in Titusville, Port St. John, Suntree/Melbourne and now Port Canaveral, welcomes Homi Cooper, MD, FACOEM, as its newest board-certified physician in Occupational/Environmental Medicine.

Homi Cooper, MD, FACOEM: Occupational/Environmental Medicine He received his medical degree from Grant Medical College at the University of Bombay in India, and completed residencies in neurology and internal medicine in India and the U.S. He completed a fellowship in Occupational/Environmental Medicine in 1997. He is a Fellow of the American Association of Disability Evaluating Physicians and American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physician Fellow of the Institute of Health Care Quality as well as a Diplomate of the American Board of Preventive Medicine in Occupational/Environmental medicine. He holds certification in workers' compensation, managed care, risk management and case management by the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physician.

Dr. Cooper joins Parrish Medical Group from Space Coast Orthopedics in Merritt Island. In addition to practicing in Florida, Dr. Cooper has practiced medicine in Louisiana and Pennsylvania.

Dr. Cooper is conveniently located in the Parrish Healthcare Center at 390 Challenger Rd., Cape Canaveral and is currently accepting Medicare, Medicaid, and most insurances.
Please call 321-633-8640 for an appointment.


Parrish Medical Group Welcomes Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon William Jennings Near, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon William Jennings Near, MD PORT ST. JOHN, PORT CANAVERAL, MELBOURNE & TITUSVILLE, FLA. (October 25, 2017)—Parrish Medical Group, with offices in Titusville, Port St. John, Port Canaveral and Suntree/Melbourne, welcomes William Jennings Near, MD as its newest board-certified orthopedic surgeon.

Dr. Near has practiced orthopedic medicine in Nebraska, Florida and, most recently, at Clinton Memorial Hospital in Wilmington, Ohio.

His general orthopedic practice includes specialized surgical procedures such as anterior hip replacement, reverse shoulder surgery and geriatric fracture repair.

He received his medical degree from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska in 1976, and completed an internship at the City of Memphis Hospital Department of Surgery in Memphis, Tennessee in 1980. His residency was completed at the University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences, Department of Surgery in 1981 and University of Tennessee, Campbell Foundation Department of Orthopedic Surgery in 1984. He became a Fellow at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons in 1987.

Dr. Near is conveniently located in the Parrish Healthcare Center at 5005 Port St. John Parkway, Suite 2200, Port St. John, FL 32927 and is currently accepting patients with Medicare, Medicaid, and most insurances. Please call 321-633-8660 for an appointment.


Jess Parrish Medical Foundation Gala Helps Future Generations

"Soirée by the Sea" gala sponsorship opportunities available

Gala 2017 Soiree by the Sea TITUSVILLE, FLA, October 24, 2017— Jess Parrish Medical Foundation's annual benefit gala will be held on Saturday, Nov. 4, at Cruise Terminal One, Port Canaveral, from 5-10 p.m. GrayRobinson, P.A., and William & Laura Boyles are presenting sponsors for this year's event, Soirée by the Sea.

Guests will enjoy an elegant 1940s cruise-themed evening complete with a Captain's dinner and live entertainment. From spectacular wardrobes and an exquisite dinner to elite entertainment and portraits to capture every moment, the event promises to be an evening guests will not forget.

Event proceeds will benefit The Children's Center, a service of Parrish Healthcare and one-stop childhood development resource center, which provides an array of health, education and human services under one roof. The center is home to many community agencies offering a variety of programs to children of all abilities.

Because they have low student-to-teacher ratios and provide necessary services based on the child's need, not the parents' ability to pay, they have operational needs beyond what client revenues generate each year. Proceeds from the gala will help ensure future generations have a safe place to learn and grow.

"GrayRobinson, P.A. and William & Laura Boyles are honored to once again partner with the Jess Parrish Medical Foundation as presenting sponsors for this year's Benefit Gala. We are delighted to support the community and development of future generations of our children through programs and services offered at The Children's Center," said William A. Boyles, shareholder at GrayRobinson, P.A.

Judy Allender, Holly Carver and Heather Loyd are co-chairs for the event. Gala committee members are: Richard Boggs, Ginny Bradford, Winnie Brewer, Kelley Broome, Mary Coleman, Amy Craddock, Lori Duester, Voncile Franklin, Dawn Hohnhorst, Melissa Lugo, Christina Morrison, Susan Morse, Candi Neuweiler, Elana Pitcher, Leigh Spradling, and Dr. Tanya Taival. A1 Productions and Touring will provide the event lighting, with event photos by Cuebas Digital Photography.

Sponsors at the time of this release include, First Mate sponsor: Bermello Ajamil & Partners, Inc.; Excursion level sponsors: Allender & Allender P.A./Jerry & Judy Allender; Boggs Gases; Cocoa Beach Hospitality/Transportation Association; Susan Morse, UBS Financial Services; RUSH Construction, Inc.; N. Christine Sylvester; TD Bank, and Zumpano Patricios & Winker, P.A. Anchor level sponsors: The Broome Law Firm, P.A./Chris & Kelley Broome; Canaveral Port Authority; Coastal Ambulance Service; Florida Cardiovascular Association; GT USA LLC; Hamlin Capital Advisors LLC; Industrial Steel, Inc.; Itani Family Pharmacy/Basil & Dania Itani; Dr. Nabil Itani, Internal Medicine; Jaguar Land Rover Merritt Island; Loyd Contracting Company Inc.; Bob & Jessie Kirk; Mr. & Mrs. George Mikitarian; Precision Shapes, Inc.; Sodexo; TeamHealth Southeast and Dr. Tanya Taival, Obstetrics & Gynecology. Media sponsors: Brevard Business News, FLORIDA TODAY and SCB Marketing. Other generous sponsors will be recognized at the event.

Individual gala tickets are available at $125. Space is limited. Sponsorships opportunities are offered starting at $500. For additional information or to make a gift/reservation, contact Jess Parrish Medical Foundation at 321.269.4066, or visit www.parrishmedfoundation.com.


Parrish Healthcare names Andrew Waterman vice president of Ambulatory Services

Waterman will supervise outpatient services, Parrish Medical Group, and other programs
Andrew Waterman
Andrew Waterman

TITUSVILLE, FLA. (Oct. 12, 2017)—Andrew (Drew) Waterman, an experienced healthcare executive, is Parrish Healthcare's new vice president of ambulatory services.

Waterman comes to Parrish from Providence Health Northeast in Colombia, S.C., one of the Providence Hospitals group, where he served for 12 years, most recently as vice president and chief administrative officer of the hospital's orthopedics program.

"Andrew's multi-faceted healthcare background fits perfectly with our nationally certified integrated care approach and our mission of providing healing experiences for everyone all the time," said George Mikitarian, president and CEO Parrish Medical Center | Parrish Healthcare.

"Integrated care means that everyone throughout our healthcare system is communicating and coordinating care with the patient and one another to eliminate unnecessary duplication of services, improve clinical quality and patient safety, and reduce healthcare costs," Mikitarian added. "Drew's experience is a plus and we're delighted to have him join us."

Waterman's roles since 2005 at Providence Hospitals included managing or directing departments that include laboratory; radiology; respiratory therapy; physical and occupational therapy; imaging; inpatient services; and orthopedics.

"Parrish has an amazing national reputation for the high quality of care, safety, and patients' experiences," Waterman said. "It's an honor to be part of the Parrish Healthcare team of care partners who are making such a tremendous difference in lives of the people and communities served, and I look forward to contributing to the system's continued success."

As Ambulatory Services vice president Waterman will lead:

Waterman will also oversee Ambulatory (outpatient) Services for Parrish Healthcare, a regional network formed by PMC to improve patient care service integration. Parrish Healthcare is made up of hundreds of patient and family-centered healthcare providers and in 2016 earned America's first certification as an integrated care network from The Joint Commission, the nation's premier healthcare accrediting organization. The Joint Commission annually surveys and accredits more than 21,000 healthcare providers and programs.

Waterman attended Ashford University, based in San Diego, Calif., where he earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in healthcare administration and management. He is a retired U.S. Army veteran.


Parrish Medical Center Welcomes New Emergency Department Medical Director, Gregory P. Cuculino, MD, FACEP

TITUSVILLE, FLA. (Sept. 26, 2017)—Gregory P. Cuculino, MD, FACEP, an Emergency Room physician leader who was twice recognized as a "top doctor" while with a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania hospital system, is Parrish Medical Center's new Emergency Department Medical Director.

Gregory P. Cuculino, MD, FACEP
Gregory P. Cuculino, MD, FACEP Parrish Medical Center's new Emergency Department Medical Director.
Dr. Cuculino comes to PMC from Crozer-Keystone Health System in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Dr. Cuculino chaired the Emergency Departments of the system's four hospitals, which are staffed by 50 emergency medicine physicians and 20 advanced care practitioners who see more than 120,000 emergency room patient visits annually.

Dr. Cuculino, board-certified in emergency medicine, is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Room Physicians (FACEP).

He was twice recognized as a "Top Doc" in Main Line Today magazine, a regional magazine serving the Philadelphia area. In 2013, he was named a Main Line Today "Health Care Hero" for his work in stroke awareness. Under his chairmanship, the Emergency Room of Taylor Hospital in Ridley Park, Penn., earned National Research Corp.'s Innovative Best Practice Award for commitment to improving patients' experiences.

Dr. Cuculino said PMC's "atmosphere of genuine caring for patients" was his reason for accepting this position after he and his wife decided to relocate after spending the last 18 years in Pennsylvania.

"I was very impressed with PMC's people and their emphasis on a healing environment," he said. "A hospital building can be made to look impressive, but what matters goes beyond what you can see. The friendliness of the PMC care partners and the way the Care Partners genuinely care for their patients, and for each other, were the deciding factors for me.

"That atmosphere of caring is where I want to be," he added. "I look forward to being a part of accomplishing great things for the people served by PMC."

Dr. Cuculino earned his medical degree in 1996 from the Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and completed his residency in Emergency Medicine in 1999 at Christiana Care Health System Medical Center of Delaware.


Parrish Medical Center Board Votes No Taxes for 23 Years in a Row

Brevard's most nationally recognized hospital for quality, safety and experience

TITUSVILLE, FL (Sept. 20, 2017)—For the 23rd straight year, no taxes will be assessed to support operations of the North Brevard County Hospital District d/b/a Parrish Medical Center (PMC).

PMC's board of directors voted unanimously during public hearings on Sept. 18 to establish the millage rate and budget for fiscal year 2018.

PMC is a public community hospital, and state law gives the North Brevard Hospital District (d/b/a Parrish Medical Center) the authority to set a tax rate to support hospital operations.

However, unlike most public hospitals, the PMC Board of Directors has for 23 years chosen not to use tax dollars as a means of funding the hospital.

"PMC serves the community's health through compassionate and exceptional care and is recognized as one of the nation's best in clinical care, patient safety and patient experience," said PMC Board Chairman Herman A. Cole, Jr. "We are pleased to continue to take this position on behalf of the community we serve. In fact, PMC invests tens of millions of dollars into North Brevard each year."


September 10, 2017

Irma postpones event; new date not determined

A decision has been made to postpone the 2017 Stars of the Space Coast Awards, which were scheduled for Sept. 15. A new date has not been chosen.

2-1-1 Brevard staff and volunteers have been stationed in the Brevard Emergency Operations Center since Wednesday,Sept. 6, and working around the clock to help residents via the Community Information Hotline.

As of 8 a.m. today, calls totaled almost 6,200. The hotline is a partnership of 2-1-1 and Brevard County Emergency Management and is activated in community emergency. Callers dial 2-1-1.

Decisions about the Stars event will be made after 2-1-1 operations return to normal in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. 2-1-1 Brevard FACEBOOK


Hurricane Irma — Frequently Asked Questions

Parrish Medical Center (PMC) initiated hurricane preparedness procedures well in advance of Hurricane Irma's approach to Brevard County, and the hospital's emergency response plan is now fully in effect with Brevard County's announcement of mandatory evacuations; school and government office closings; and the planned opening of hurricane shelters.

Following are frequently asked questions and answers. This list will be updated regularly and posted on the hospital's Internet at www.parrishmed.com.

Q. Is the hospital a shelter?
A. No. Families and pets cannot be sheltered at the hospital. The medical center's resources during an emergency, such as a hurricane, are dedicated to the care and treatment of the very sick or injured.

Q. Is PMC a special needs center?
A. We work closely with the County, who coordinates placement into a special needs center. We will only receive patients who are already on the County's list. Individuals not currently registered with County, but requiring special needs during a time of emergency should contact the Brevard County Office of Emergency Management at 637-6670 for more information.

Q. Will the hospital evacuate?
No. The hospital will stay operational during the storm. The building is constructed to code and is equipped with backup generators and supplies to remain fully operational for up to two weeks after a storm.

Q. Has the hospital canceled surgeries or any diagnostic testing?
A. Elective surgeries are postponed until the Brevard County Emergency Management says that the storm danger has passed. Per our Hurricane Preparedness protocols, elective surgeries/procedures are canceled upon the County issuing a Hurricane Warning for the area. Patients that can safely be sent home will be discharged. Anyone with an elective surgery/procedure scheduled will be notified of cancellations.

Q. What outpatient services/facilities are closing as a result of the Hurricane?
A. For the safety of patients, their families, and care partners (employees, medical staff, volunteers), the following Parrish outpatient/non-hospital services and sites have closed until it is safe for them to reopen (approximately 8 hours after the storm has passed unless otherwise notified):

Brevard County residents served by PMC at the above referenced locations have been notified. Additionally, residents will be kept informed of hurricane-related hospital developments through PMC's website, posts on PMC's Facebook page, Twitter, news releases to the media, and signage at office entrances.


September 7, 2017

HURRICANE IRMA | Medical Reminders to Help You Prepare for a Hurricane

Get a 30-day supply of necessary medications.
If you are taking prescription medications and normally purchase them from your local pharmacy, try to have a 30-day supply on hand. This is not as easy as it sounds — many insurance companies will not authorize the filling of additional days or months worth of a medication unless ordered by the state to do so in emergency situations, such as natural disasters. Make your medication plan now. This plan should include speaking with a health insurance representative, pharmacist or your physician about options to acquire extra medications, one of which may include paying cash for your 30-day supply.

Call your dialysis center for a temporary plan of care.
If you are on dialysis, call your dialysis center to make a plan of action for your care. Do not miss a treatment prior to bad weather and make sure to follow your doctor-ordered diet very closely. Read the patient care information provided to you by your doctor. It includes medical information to assist you and phone numbers to the End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Network. Only your doctor can recommend if it is medically safe for you to miss treatments and can advise you on whether or not you should be admitted to a hospital during a hurricane. Special needs shelters do not offer dialysis and some centers may be closed during a hurricane. When the storm passes, contact your dialysis center for further instructions or go to your hospital for short-term care if your center is closed.

The hospital is not a county shelter.
County shelters are designated throughout the county, mostly in elementary schools. The hospital is not a designated shelter and does not take evacuees. For more helpful information visit http://www.brevardcounty.us/emergencymanagement/preparedness/shelters.

If you are oxygen dependent, make shelter arrangements
You may be eligible for care at a special needs shelter, based on your medical needs and availability. If you are an oxygen-dependent person, be sure to get your oxygen tanks filled. You should try to have two days worth of oxygen on hand. Also make shelter arrangements now. If you do not plan to evacuate, contact the Brevard County Office of Emergency Management at 321-637-6670 for more information on how to register for special needs shelter. If you wait until a hurricane hits to make shelter arrangements, it will be too late.

General Preparation for a Hurricane
For complete information on what you can do to prepare for a disaster or hurricane, go online to the Brevard County Office of Emergency Management Web site at www.brevardcounty.us/EOC. You will find valuable information to help prepare your home and family before a hurricane strikes.


Parrish Medical Center Hailed as One of America's Safest Hospitals by Visiting National Hospital Safety Leader

TITUSVILLE, FLA. (August 30, 2017)—Preventable hospital errors lead to the deaths of thousands of Americans annually, but lives are being saved because Parrish Medical Center (PMC) and a growing number of other U.S. hospitals are making patient safety their priority, the leader of one of America's premier healthcare safety organizations told PMC care partners this month.

Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group, a national non-profit organization promoting "giant leaps" in healthcare quality and safety, was in Titusville on Aug. 8 to tour PMC and congratulate its board of directors and staff on being one of only 63 (of 2,600) U.S. hospitals since 2012 to earn the Leapfrog Group's patient safety 'A' grade in every grading period to date.

PMC is the sole central Florida hospital over that same period to achieve straight-A grades from The Leapfrog Group. The Leapfrog Group estimates that preventable hospital errors cost some 1,000 Americans their lives every day.

"People's lives and health are better protected in hospitals that make safety their priority," Binder told PMC board members, administration, employees and volunteers gathered in the hospital's atrium. "To earn four straight 'A' grades is evidence, for everyone to see, of Parrish Medical Center's determination to serve its patients well and safely."

The average cost of a hospital-acquired surgical site infection is $39,000, demonstrating the financial impact that is also affected by hospital safety, she said.

"Hospital safety can't be a slogan, an objective, or a desire; it has to be a daily, hourly, minute-by-minute commitment and practice because lives are literally at stake," said George Mikitarian, PMC president and CEO. "PMC was honored that Leah Binder would come here personally to tour the hospital, and to meet the care partners responsible for not only setting patient safety as a goal, but achieving it in a manner equaled by few American hospitals," Mikitarian said.

The Leapfrog Group was formed by employers and other large healthcare purchasers to bring about significant healthcare improvements. The Leapfrog Group's Hospital Survey enables healthcare purchasers to make informed decisions on which hospitals are safest and where they can receive the highest-value care.

The Leapfrog Group assigns A, B, C, D, and F, grades based on a composite of 30 safety measures covering injuries, infections, and errors. Included in the survey are management practices that promote quality and safety; maternity care outcomes; high-risk procedure outcomes; and hospital acquired condition prevalence and medication safety.

A recent national example of the importance of hospital safety was the aftermath of the June 14 shooting in Arlington, Va., of U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise. His condition, at first listed as critical, improved to fair until an infection caused him to be readmitted to the intensive care unit. The hospital in which Rep. Scalise was treated had received a 'D' grade from The Leapfrog Group.

"PMC is one of America's safest hospitals," Mikitarian said. "We're grateful to Ms. Binder for coming here personally to deliver that message to all PMC Care Partners."

Parrish Medical Center - a National Hospital Safety Leader
Left to right: Aluino Ochoa, MD, president, Parrish Medical Staff; Herman Cole, Jr., PMC board chairman; George Mikitarian, PMC president and CEO; Leah Binder, The LeapFrog Group president and CEO; and Edwin Loftin, PMC vice president, Acute Care Services/CNO


Parrish Healthcare Center at Port Canaveral Now Open

New Facility Provides Occupational Medicine, Primary Care and Other Services TITUSVILLE, FLA. (August 30, 2017) —Parrish Healthcare has opened a new healthcare facility at Port Canaveral that will provide a primary care/walk-in clinic as well as occupational medicine services, workers' compensation care, diagnostics, physical therapy, industrial rehabilitation and sleep disorder services. The center is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays, and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

PHC - Port Canaveral
The newest Parrish Healthcare Center opened Monday, July 17, 2017 at Port Canaveral. The facility includes primary and walk-in medical care, occupational medicine services, workers' compensation care, diagnostics, physical therapy, industrial rehabilitation and sleep disorder services. The center, located at 390 Challenger Road, Cape Canaveral, is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays, and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

"We are proud to welcome aboard Parrish Healthcare to the Port community and congratulate them on the opening of their new facility. The availability of healthcare services from this on-port location is important for the seafaring community here. Cruise guests, crew members and shore-side support staff in close proximity to the cruise and cargo operations will have easy access to healthcare that was not before available in our immediate area," said Port CEO Capt. John Murray.

Parrish Healthcare Center at Port Canaveral, located at 390 Challenger Road, opposite Cruise Terminal #1, was completed on July 17, 2017. The project's general contractor was RUSH Construction, Inc.

The single-story facility is approximately 10,000 square feet and includes examination rooms, imaging and lab services, a rehabilitation center, conference space, and doctors' offices, among other services. Nitin M. Haté, MD, board-certified in Occupational Medicine and Environmental Medicine, will serve as the center's medical director.

"In response to repeated requests from area businesses and communities, the Parrish Healthcare Center at Port Canaveral is one more way we are growing to provide more Brevard residents and visitors convenient access to superior health services," said George Mikitarian, Parrish Healthcare president and chief executive officer.

Ribbon Cutting: PHC - Port Canaveral
Community dignitaries joined Parrish Healthcare leaders to celebrate the opening of Parrish's newest healthcare center at Port Canaveral. Left to right: George Mikitarian; Parrish Healthcare president and CEO; Jeremy Bradford, Parrish vice president Operations; Herman Cole, Jr., Parrish Board of Directors chair; Peggy Crooks, Parrish Board of Directors member; Robert Jordan, Jr., Parrish Board of Directors vice chair; Stan Retz, CPA, Parrish Board of Directors member; Micah Loyd, Canaveral Port Authority commissioner; Billie Fitzgerald, Parrish Board of Directors member; Jerry Allender, Canaveral Port Authority commissioner; Wayne Justice, Canaveral Port Authority vice chair; William Chivers, RUSH Construction, Inc. president; Nitin Haté, MD, Parrish Medical Group Medical Director; Justin Grantham, RUSH Construction, Inc. project manager; and Homi Cooper, MD, Parrish Medical Group.


Jess Parrish Medical Foundation Recognizes Zumpano Patricios & Winker P.A. for $100,000 Signature Gift

TITUSVILLE, FLA, August 8, 2017— Jess Parrish Medical Foundation recently held a recognition ceremony to thank Zumpano Patricios & Winker P.A. (ZP&W) for their signature gift of more than $100,000 toward various healing projects focused on future generations.

George Mikitarian presents to Joseph Zumpano and Leon Patricios.
PMC President/CEO George Mikitarian presents Joseph Zumpano
and Leon Patricios with a replica of their signature glass tile.

Over six years ago, ZP&W made their first donation to The Children's Center and have continued supporting this program and many others to provide brighter futures for the next generation. Because of their gifts, children with and without special needs are receiving services so they can be more successful in school.

Mikitarian, Zumpano & Patricios at the Children's Center.
Joseph Zumpano, PMC President/CEO George Mikitarian and Leon Patricios
pictured with kids at The Children's Center.

ZP&W was a major contributor to the Boy Scout Community House renovations in Mims, FL. Thanks to them, the Scouts now have a safe, healing environment to learn and grow through a program that builds character, trains Scouts in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.

Not only has ZP&W supported our children and Boy Scouts, but they have also supported our young teens through a program called Sources of Strength, which teaches teens to identify strengths in their lives and how they can use those in times of need.

Through a combination of passion and compassion, ZP&W is making the lives of children and families in our community better, stronger and healthier. Their hearts led them to reach out to help others and it's truly an inspiration to all. During the ceremony, they were recognized with a signature glass tile on the Pillar of Honor at Parrish Medical Center which honors them for their generosity and commitment to providing healing experiences and inspiring each of us to make our world a better place.

"It has been an honor to work directly with ZP&W, and see their passion for children and youth through their generosity," said Misty Wilson, director of Jess Parrish Medical Foundation. "When I look at their signature tile, it represents all the youth in our community served and not passed by; children with special needs and those without; Scouts that have a brighter future; and our teens that are relying on their strengths in times of need." If you would like to learn more about how you can make a difference, please call Jess Parrish Medical Foundation at 321-269-4066 or visit parrishmedfoundation.com for more information.

ZP&W's signature glass tile.
Gene Sego, Misty Wilson, Joseph Zumpano, Leon Patricios, Herman Cole and
George Mikitarian pictured in front of ZP&W's signature glass tile.


Parrish Medical Group Welcomes Parrish Healthcare Center
at Port Canaveral Medical Director Nitin Haté, MD, DIM

PORT ST. JOHN, MELBOURNE & TITUSVILLE, FLA. (July 18, 2017)—Parrish Medical Group, a multi-specialty physician group with offices in Titusville, Port St. John, Melbourne, and now Port Canaveral, welcomes Nitin Haté, MD, DIM, a board-certified Occupational Medicine physician.

Nitin Haté, MD, DIM, a board-certified Occupational Medicine physician Dr. Haté serves as the medical director of the newest Parrish Healthcare Center located on 390 Challenger Road in Port Canaveral.

Dr. Haté is board certified in both Occupational and Environmental Medicine and has more than 40 years' experience in the field. He studied Occupational Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center and School of Medicine in New York under world-renowned Dr. Irving Selikoff, who discovered asbestos-related lung disease.

He then joined the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention as an epidemic intelligence service officer, and served in the Health Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance Branch of the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health.

Dr. Haté received his medical degree from Grant Medical College at the University of Bombay, India. He earned a post-graduate Diploma in Industrial Medicine from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Bombay, India while serving as the medical director of the largest Indian shipping company. He is proficient in OSHA regulations and has helped businesses comply with their requirements, mandatory training and periodic medical surveillance.

The Parrish Healthcare Center at Port Canaveral offers a full-service occupational health program, including workers compensation care. The center also offers primary and walk-in medical care, diagnostic services and physical therapy. New patients welcome. Most insurance accepted. Call 321-633-8640 for more information.


Jess Parrish Medical Foundation Receives Handmade Items for Pediatric Patients

TITUSVILLE, FLA, July 11, 2017— Local Care Wear volunteers presented Jess Parrish Medical Foundation (JPMF) with more than 50 handmade blankets, toys and baby clothes for pediatric patients at Parrish Medical Center (PMC).

"We wanted to give back to our community by supporting families and children entering the hospital. Care Wear is a nationwide group of volunteers who knit, crochet, and/or sew, providing handmade baby items directly to hospitals. When we heard about the pediatric programs and services provided by PMC, we knew that this was the right organization to receive the donation," said Linda Stuck, Care Wear Volunteer.

Several volunteers from the local Care Wear chapter presented the items to Melinda Hodges, Manager PMC Women's Services; and Misty Wilson, Director of Jess Parrish Medical Foundation.

"We really appreciate the time it took to make the handmade items, which will be so comforting to the children who are admitted to our pediatric unit and new families that are delivering at our hospital. We are very thankful for this generous and heartfelt donation," said Hodges.

Handmade Items for Pediatric Patients.
Members of the Care Wear, Brevard County Chapter present handmade blankets, hats and outfits to
Jess Parrish Medical Foundation for pediatric patients at Parrish Medical Center. Pictured (L-R) are:
Linda Struck, Pat Boner and Melinda Hodges, Manager PMC Women's Services.

For more information, please contact Jess Parrish Medical Foundation at 321-269-4066 or visit parrishmedfoundation.com.


The Moore Cultural Complex is proud to announce the 2nd Annual Healthy Living Festival, Empowering our Community to Live Well will be held Saturday September 30th 2017!

Get details about the Festival June 28, 2017 — The Healthy Living Festival is a collaboration of resources to empower our community of all ages, to live healthy, happy and well. Amidst the 12 acres of the Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park and Museum in Mims on Saturday, September 30th 2017 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm there will be an offering of various health and safety information tables, health screenings, health safety and wellness presentations, interactive activities, music, dance and spoken word entertainment free to the community of all ages. Attendees will be entered into a chance drawing to win numerous prizes including books, gift cards and bicycles and more! Visit The Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Cultural Complex, Inc. Website at http://www.harryharriettemoore.org/

We invite you to help make this event a success.
Would you like to be a sponsor, host a health, wellness or safety information table, offer a presentation or interactive activity pertaining to health, safety or wellness, provide entertainment, volunteer?

The Moore Culture Complex carries the legacy of Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore with the core belief of educating, edifying, and uniting the community, and this is exactly what we will be doing on September 30th 2017 at the 2nd Annual Healthy Living Festival. This event will cater to over 500 guests and the committee is planning on holding another very successful festival! This event will be free to the community of all ages to attend and we humbly invite you be a part of this community festival.

We invite you to submit an event commitment application for participation in The Moore Cultural Complex 2nd Annual Healthy Living Festival! There is NO Charge to participate, but we do ask you to donate a chance drawing prize item. Display information must be appropriate for family viewing. Each representative is responsible for set up of their tables and displays. One six foot table and two chairs will be provided. Information Tables will be outdoors in 10' x 10' spaces. Tent canopies are allowed. Health Screenings will be offered indoors. Set Up begins at 7:00AM on the day of the event.

Please feel free to share the attached event flyer and commitment form with anyone who may be interested in supporting this community effort. All Welcome.

I am proudly volunteering on the Moore Cultural Complex Healthy Living Festival Committee so if you have any questions please ask. If you too would like to volunteer to serve on the committee as well, we welcome your participation.

Best regards-
Dawn B. Hohnhorst
Business Development Healthcare Liaison
Parrish Medical Center
951 North Washington Avenue
Titusville, FL 32796
O 321-268-6111 Ext. 1694
C 321-607-2598
Dawn.Hohnhorst@parrishmed.com
Moore C.C. Website with flyer & details


Blueberry 5K Raises Funds for Early Childhood Education

TITUSVILLE, FLA, June 30, 2017 —The Jess Parrish Medical Foundation (JPMF) Blueberry 5K Run/Walk held on May 6, 2017 at Holland Family Blueberry Farm raised more than $8,000, exceeding the goal by more than $3,000. Proceeds benefitted the Parrish Early Care and Education (PECE) program at The Children's Center in Titusville.

"We're honored that PECE was selected again this year to be the beneficiary partner with Holland Family Blueberry Farm. The community supported this event through sponsoring, running, walking and volunteering which helped us exceed our goal so more children can have an early start in life and be more successful in school," said Gene Sego, chair of the JPMF Board of Directors.

More than 350 runners, walkers and volunteers participated in the seventh annual Blueberry 5K. The PECE program provides high-quality developmental and educational care in fully inclusive classrooms where typically developing children and those with special needs learn together. Through collaboration and coordination of specialized services, The Children's Center (TCC) is located in south Titusville and houses eight partner agencies, including Nemours Children's Specialty Care. TCC annually serves more than 2,000 families. The center offers a continuum of care to all children, regardless of ability or socioeconomic status. Families with special needs children and/or typically developing children can receive numerous health, therapy, education and child development services in a single location.

The committee secured sponsorships by community members and organizations. Platinum sponsors include UnitedHealthcare and N. Christine Sylvester. Gold sponsors include Jeffrey M. Barlow, DDS, PA; Canaveral Plastering Inc.; Coastal Ambulance Service; DECO, LLC; Bill and Rachel Terry; and The Watauga Company. The event was chip timed and managed by Space Coast Event Management. For more information, please contact 321-269-4066 or visit parrishmedfoundation.com.


Jess Parrish Medical Foundation Golf Classic Drives Results Exceeding $65,000 for The Children's Center

TITUSVILLE, FLA, June 29, 2017 — Local residents came together for the Jess Parrish Medical Foundation (JPMF) "Fran Gerrett Memorial Golf Classic" on Friday, April 21 at La Cita Golf & Country Club and The Great Outdoors Golf Club. The event was presented by the law firm of Zumpano Patricios & Winker, P.A. and raised more than $65,000 for The Children's Center (TCC) in Titusville.

"The success of the Fran Gerrett Memorial Golf Classic rests on the wonderful support from the community for the work of TCC. We believe in continuing the foundation's mission of providing healing experiences to families throughout Brevard County and helping make a difference for the next generation," said Joseph I. Zumpano, shareholder at Zumpano Patricios & Winker, P.A.

More than 220 golfers and volunteers participated in the two-course tournament with all proceeds benefiting TCC, a service of Parrish Healthcare, 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!"

The committee secured 53 sponsorships from numerous community members and organizations. Gold sponsors include Susan Morse, Senior Vice President and Steve Soltesz, Financial Advisor, Indian River Wealth Management Group. Silver sponsors include Berkeley Research Group, LLC; Boggs Gases; Medline Industries, Inc.; RUSH Construction, Inc.; and The Watauga Company.

The men's first-place teams include Michael Ball, Ron Barnard, Jeff Gillis and Mike Marsden at La Cita Country Club; Tim Anderson, Dean Moxley, Mike Sitowitz and Dave Smeltzer at The Great Outdoors. The mixed first-place teams include Chris Cole, Herman Cole, Joyce Cole and Kathy Myer at La Cita Country Club; Keith Kelly, John Picard, Trish Picard and Robert Winslow at The Great Outdoors. The women's first-place team includes Martha Hannah, Jan Henderson, Mary Ellen McCabe and Becky Walters at La Cita Country Club.

"We'd like to thank all our sponsors, golfers, committee members and volunteers who helped us reach our goal and make this event a huge success for the children in our community," said Gene Sego, chair of the Jess Parrish Medical Foundation Board of Directors.

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 include Santi Bulnes, Amy Craddock, Anita Currie, Lori Duester, Amy Lord, Esther Porta, Leigh Spradling, Misty Wilson and Suzanne Yarbrough. For more information about Jess Parrish Medical Foundation, please call (321) 269-4066 or visit www.parrishmedfoundation.com.

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 healthcare 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 and Parrish Medical Center Auxiliary Awards 21 Scholarships for a Brighter Future

TITUSVILLE, FLA, June 1, 2017—Jess Parrish Medical Foundation (JPMF) and Parrish Medical Center (PMC) Auxiliary awarded $36,500 in scholarships to 21 high school and college students pursuing a career in a medical or healthcare field. Both organizations have combined their scholarship programs to make a greater impact for those pursuing careers in the medical field that will one day provide healing care to our community.

The 2016-2017 school year scholarship winners were: Lisa Patel and Katie Yakubowski – Astronaut High School; Andrew Stewart and Tram-Anh Tran – Edgewood Junior Senior High School; Abby Recicar – Homeschooled; Carly Ebeling – Space Coast Junior Senior High School; Mason Bollinger, Brenden Chamberlain, Jake Geyer, Mikayla January, Illyssa Jaraplasan, Jessica Matteson, Janay Mayes and Makayla Rymkos – Titusville High School; Lynette Gonzalez, Minh-Chau Le, Kyle Sellers, Kari Shaver and Sarah Violette – University of Central Florida; Alisa Mendez – University of Florida; and Lindsey Hartt – University of South Florida.

Bill Terry, Scholarship Committee chair, has been volunteering at Parrish Medical Center for more than 20 years and has helped PMC provide healing experiences for families and our community. By donating more than 29,000 hours of volunteer service and participating on the JPMF Board of Directors since 2007, Terry is working with PMC to improve, transform, and save lives.

"Thanks to our partnership with PMC Auxiliary we were able to streamline the application process and provide more substantial scholarships to recipients," said Terry. "The Scholarship Committee takes their task of evaluating the applicants very seriously. It is with great pleasure we are able to award these scholarships to such deserving students. I'd also like to say a special thank you to Terry and Barbara Terhune for making a $1,000 gift toward the scholarship fund so more students could be awarded." Other committee members are Santi Bulnes, Debbie Cox, Dot Hudson, Terry Lee, Patricia Manning, Ed.D., Bill McCarthy, Roger Miller, Ron Norris, Howard Rinker, DDS; Philip Simpson, Barbara Terhune and Michael Van Heusen.

"When we partner together and invest in programs that support future generations of healthcare professionals, the entire community benefits. I want to thank the committee, applicants and our benefactors for investing in a brighter future," said Terry.


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

Amy Gullikson receives scholarship
2016 Karla Foster, RN, Memorial Scholarship Award winner Amy Gullikson (third from left) is shown with (L-R) Gene Sego, chairman of the JPMF board of directors, Misty Wilson, director of JPMF, Edwin Loftin, PMC vice president of acute care services/chief nursing officer and Herman Cole, chairman of the PMC board of directors.

TITUSVILLE, FLA, April 27, 2017—Jess Parrish Medical Foundation awarded the 2016 Karla Foster, RN, Memorial Scholarship of $3,000 to Amy Gullikson. The scholarship was established by Doug Foster in loving memory of his wife, Karla, who was a nurse at Parrish Medical Center for more than 22 years.

"I am so honored to receive this scholarship and carry on the legacy of Karla Foster, my grandfather, grandmother and aunt who all provided healing care in our community. I'm passionate about helping people through difficult times and providing them compassion and respect as they heal. I'm sincerely grateful to Jess Parrish Medical Foundation for awarding me this scholarship, which will help me pay for tuition and achieve my goal of becoming a Registered Nurse," stated Gullikson, bachelor's degree student at University of Central Florida.

For more information, please contact Jess Parrish Medical Foundation at 321-269-4066 or visit parrishmedfoundation.com.


Charity Golf Tournament Benefits The Children's Center

TITUSVILLE, FLA, April 26, 2017—Sherwood Golf Club hosted a charity golf tournament on Saturday, March 11 raising more than $2,600 for early education and childhood development.

More than 80 golfers and volunteers participated in the tournament with all proceeds benefiting The Children's Center (TCC), a service of Parrish Healthcare. The Children's Center provides children with developmental delays and other disabilities a safe and healing environment to learn and grow.

"After taking a tour of the center, I learned that no family is turned away because they can't afford services. I wanted to ensure these vital programs are available so decided to give back through a charity tournament. The community was supportive and the event was a huge success," said Andy Ali, owner of Sherwood Golf Club.

Through collaboration and coordination of specialized services, TCC is located in south Titusville and houses eight partner agencies, including Nemours Children's Specialty Care. TCC annually serves more than 2,000 families. The center offers a continuum of care to all children, regardless of ability or socioeconomic status. Families with special needs children and/or typically developing children can receive numerous health, therapy, education and child development services in a single location.

"We'd like to thank all the sponsors, golfers, volunteers and a special thank you to Sherwood Golf Club. The tournament was a huge success due to the efforts of their staff and volunteer coordinators: Andreano Ali, Mike and Epiphany Lipphardt. We're extremely grateful for their support and commitment to the children and families in our community. The gift from Sherwood Golf Club is a great contribution to our vision of building strong families for life," said Lori Duester, manager at The Children's Center.

For more information about The Children's Center, contact 321-264-0855 or visit parrishchildrenscenter.com.

Jess Parrish Medical Foundation (JPMF) raises funds to support healthcare initiatives, such as TCC. For more information about how you can get involved, contact JPMF at 321-269-4066 or visit parrishmedfoundation.com.


Parrish Medical Center One of 63 Hospitals Nationwide to Earn Straight-A Grades for Patient Safety Since 2012 by The Leapfrog Group

Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade - A TITUSVILLE, FLA. (April 14, 2017)— The Leapfrog Group, the nation's leading nonprofit watchdog on hospital quality and safety, this week announced new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades and Parrish Medical Center once again earned an "A." PMC has achieved straight-A grades since the inception of the Safety Grade in 2012, and is one of only 63 hospitals nationwide to attain this honor.

"I am incredibly proud of the impeccable and sustained safety record achieved by our talented and dedicated team of care partners," said George Mikitarian, President /CEO, Parrish Medical Center. "Patients at Parrish Medical Center can rest assured that they are being cared for in one of the safest hospitals in the nation."

"Straight 'A' hospitals are a rare breed. Not only do they achieve the highest national standards for safety, but they consistently maintain that level of excellence," said Leah Binder, President and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. "That means that they put the well-being of their patients first, every hour of every day, year after year. We are proud to recognize that tireless commitment."

Developed under the guidance of an Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.

To see PMC's full grade, and to access consumer-friendly tips for patients, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org or follow The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade on Twitter and Facebook. Consumers can also download the free Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade mobile app for Apple and Android devices.

About The Leapfrog Group
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog's other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.


Jess Parrish Medical Foundation Elects New Officers

Titusville, FLA, April 5, 2017–Jess Parrish Medical Foundation (JPMF), the philanthropic arm of Parrish Healthcare, announced the election of E.E. (Gene) Sego as chairman of the board of directors. Sego, a retired pharmacist, is the founder of Sego's Home Medical Equipment, a family-owned and operated company which includes three Central Florida locations. For more than 40 years, Sego and his family have invested in this community with their passion for helping people.

"As a member of the JPMF board for more than 13 years, I am honored to assume this leadership role and look forward to building on the successes of my predecessors. We have an outstanding group of committed volunteers who pledge their interest, time and financial support all for the continuation of quality healthcare in North Brevard County," says Sego.

Other officers and members of the executive board voted into office include: Jessie Kirk (chair-elect), Rachel Terry (vice chair), Melissa Lugo (treasurer), Randall Coleman (secretary), Barbara Terhune (immediate past chair), and George Mikitarian (ex-officio and PMC president/CEO). Also elected to serve on the executive board are: Jerry Allender, Esq., Richard Boggs, Christopher Broome, Esq., Santiago Bulnes, Dr. Philip Simpson, Jason L. Snodgrass, N. Christine Sylvester, and William Terry.

Also serving as directors are: Herman Cole, David D. Ferguson, Dorothy Hudson, Terry Lee, Patricia Manning, Ed.D., William McCarthy, Carla McRae, Roger Miller, Katherine Musick, Ron Norris, Jr., J.J. Parrish III, Howard W. Rinker, D.D.S., Turmy Sieveking, Tanya Taival, D.O., and Michael Van Heusen.


Parrish Healthcare and Nemours Children's Health System bring specialized pediatric care to Brevard County

-Nemours specialists will care for hospitalized children and serve families at The Children's Center-

TITUSVILLE, FLA. (March 21, 2017)— Newborns and pediatric patients at Parrish Medical Center (PMC) are now receiving world-class in-hospital care from Nemours' pediatric specialists.

Parrish Healthcare and Nemours Children's Health System have formed a collaborative agreement to bring Nemours-employed pediatric specialists to Parrish Medical Center. The Nemours physicians provide in-hospital care to babies born at PMC as well as all other hospitalized pediatric patients. The Nemours physicians will stay in close communication with the families' pediatrician and once released to go home, the pediatric specialists will continue to follow up with the families' primary care provider.

"The relationship between PMC and Nemours gives parents great assurance about the quality of care their children receive in the hospital," said George Mikitarian, PMC president & CEO. "Nemours is a standard-setter for pediatric care, earning numerous awards for quality care, the safety of its patients, and patient and family experience.

"In those areas, Nemours and PMC have much in common," Mikitarian added. "This agreement promotes PMC's mission of providing healing experiences for everyone all the time."

The PMC-Nemours relationship also speeds up the transfer of pediatric patients needing specialized care from PMC to Nemours Children's Hospital in Lake Nona Medical City. Nemours Children's Hospital opened in 2012 to provide pediatric care previously not available in this area.

"Nemours wants to bring our pediatric expertise closer to families and this new agreement with PMC is the perfect way to do that," said Martha McGill, chief of network operations for Nemours Children's Health System in Florida. "In PMC we know we have an organization that shares our dedication to patient safety and delivering the highest quality care."

Nemours Children's Health System at Titusville Childrens Center
Leaders from Nemours Children's Health System and Parrish Healthcare celebrate new services enabling pediatric patients throughout the county with serious heart, lung and other risk conditions to be seen by Nemours pediatric specialists, subspecialists and other healthcare professionals at The Children's Center, a service of Parrish Healthcare located at 5650 S. Washington Ave, Titusville.

Nemours Children's Specialty Care at The Children's Center

Additionally, Nemours and PMC have established clinics for heart, lung, kidney and soon, allergy conditions at The Children's Center.

The Children's Center, a service of Parrish Healthcare, is located at 5660 S. Washington Avenue (U.S. Highway 1) in Titusville. It's a one-stop childhood development resource center, providing an array of health, education and human services through many nonprofit community agencies for children of all ages and abilities and their families.

Pediatric patients throughout the county with serious heart, lung and other risk conditions can now see Nemours pediatric specialists and subspecialists and other healthcare professionals at the center in Titusville.

The PMC-Nemours relationship is the culmination of discussions between the organizations that began in early 2016. The present agreement was reached in a series of steps, said Edwin Loftin, PMC vice president of acute care services and chief nursing officer.

"Through this arrangement, Nemours is a member of the fast growing Parrish Health Network of healthcare providers that through PMC achieved first-in-the-nation certification for integrated care," said Loftin. "This means Parrish Healthcare members are working together for pediatric patients in a proven way parents can trust."

The PMC-Nemours relationship has been welcomed and embraced by families and Parrish Health Network pediatricians, he added.

"Our pediatricians saw this as a twofold advantage: first, they could spend more time at their offices serving patients and not have to be continually traveling to and from the hospital," he said. "They also are able to collaborate with Nemours specialists, and vice-versa."

Dr. Ruth Rodriguez is one of the Nemours pediatric specialists at PMC. She said PMC's healing environment and relationship with staff and PMC pediatricians all work together for pediatric patients and their families.

"Nemours and PMC have the same philosophy, which is to improve outcomes through evidence-based best practices and work daily to increase the body of evidence and improve even the best of the best practices," Dr. Rodriguez said. "The beneficiaries are children and their families, and it's a great privilege to be part of this program."

The relationship also gives PMC access to Nemours pediatric-focused patient education and professional continuing education.

"PMC's vision is "healing families, healing communities" said Mikitarian. "Working with Nemours further fulfills that vision, and we're excited about what the future holds."

About Nemours
Nemours is an internationally recognized children's health system that owns and operates the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del., and Nemours Children's Hospital in Orlando, along with major pediatric specialty clinics in Delaware, Florida, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Established as The Nemours Foundation through the legacy and philanthropy of Alfred I. duPont, Nemours offers pediatric clinical care, research, education, advocacy and prevention programs to all families in the communities it serves. For more information, visit www.nemours.org.


Parrish Medical Center Receives the 2017 Women's Choice Award® as one of America's Best Hospitals for Patient Safety

-Award recognizes safe surgery practices and lower rates for complications and infections-

Parrish Medical Center receives Women's Choice Award. TITUSVILLE, FLA. (March 10, 2017)— Parrish Medical Center (PMC) has been named one of America's Best Hospitals for Patient Safety by the Women's Choice Award®, America's trusted referral source for the best in healthcare. The award signifies that PMC is in the top 15 percent of 3,005 U.S. hospitals for patient safety.

Healthcare has made significant strides in patient safety in recent years. Hospital-acquired conditions declined 21 percent from 2010 to 2015, resulting in 125,000 fewer patient deaths according to a report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Hospital-acquired conditions are conditions that a patient develops while in the hospital being treated for something else.

"The recipients of the America's Best Hospitals for Patient Safety award have led the country by implementing safe practices that have ultimately saved lives," said Delia Passi, founder and CEO of the Women's Choice Award. "This recognition is critical for women as they make 80 percent of healthcare decisions and need to know they are putting themselves—and their family members—in safe hands."

The methodology used to select Parrish Medical Center as one of America's Best Hospitals for Patient Safety is unique in that it evaluates complication and infection incident rates from Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey results along with primary research about women's healthcare preferences. It is the only award recognizing excellence in patient safety based on robust criteria that consider patient satisfaction and clinical excellence.

To receive the award, hospitals must also use an Inpatient Safe Surgery Checklist to assess effective communication and safe practices during three perioperative periods: prior to administration of anesthesia; prior to skin incision; and prior to the patient leaving the operating room or procedural area.

Parrish Medical Center is one of 451 award recipients representing the hospitals that have met the highest standards for patient safety in the U.S. by the Women's Choice Award.

"We are honored to serve our community with excellence, and proud of our care partners [employees, physicians and volunteers] who, once again, have demonstrated our dedication to providing superior levels of quality, safety and healing patient experiences," said George Mikitarian, PMC present and CEO.

For more information about the 2017 America's Best Hospitals for Patient Safety, please visit https://www.womenschoiceaward.com/awarded/healthcare/.

ABOUT THE WOMEN'S CHOICE AWARD® The Women's Choice Award® is a trusted referral source, empowering women to make smart healthcare choices by identifying the country's best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that consider female patient satisfaction and clinical excellence. The Women's Choice Award was recently honored by the INC 5000 List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies in 2016 for a second consecutive year. Visit http://www.womenschoiceaward.com/ to learn more.
The information contained in this release is not permitted to be used in a non-press related context without the express prior written consent of the Women's Choice Award.


Jess Parrish Medical Foundation Hosts Benefit Golf Classic

TITUSVILLE, FLA, March 8, 2017—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, April 21. More than 220 golfers are anticipated to play in the two-course tournament with all proceeds benefiting The Children's Center (TCC), a service of Parrish Healthcare, which provides children with developmental delays and other disabilities a safe and healing environment to learn and grow.

"It is our honor to be the presenting sponsors of the Fran Gerrett Memorial Golf Classic for the third year. Providing health, education, and care for families and children with and without special needs, is of vital importance to the community. The Fran Gerrett Memorial Golf Classic is a wonderful show of support for TCC's education, therapy, and tutoring programs," said Joseph I. Zumpano, shareholder at Zumpano Patricios & Winker, P.A.

Registration begins at noon, 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 may 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.

Sponsorships are available from many different levels designed to show community support and corporate partnership. The cost per player is $85, 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 his longtime dedication to our community and 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 include Santi Bulnes, Amy Craddock, Anita Currie, Lori Duester, Amy Lord, Esther Porta, Leigh Spradling, Robert Wildermuth, Misty Wilson and Suzanne Yarbrough.

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

About The Children's Center
The Children's Center, an affiliate of Parrish Healthcare, 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 seven 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 parrishchildrenscenter.com.

About Jess Parrish Medical Foundation
Through philanthropy and volunteerism, Jess Parrish Medical Foundation partners 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 parrishmedfoundation.com.

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 healthcare 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.


Parrish Medical Center makes Becker's Hospital Review

"Top 150 Great Places to Work in 2017" list

TITUSVILLE, FLA. (March 2, 2017)—This week, Becker's Hospital Review released its annual "Top 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare" list.

For the second year, Parrish Medical Center (PMC), a Parrish Healthcare integrated care partner, has earned a spot on the list, which, according to Becker's, recognizes organizations committed to fulfilling missions, creating outstanding cultures and offering competitive benefits to their employees.

Becker's Hospital Review is one of five industry-leading trade publications from Becker's Healthcare, a business and legal information source for healthcare industry leaders.

"We work hard to create an engaging, healing environment in which our employees can do, and be, their best, on behalf of the patients and families we serve," said George Mikitarian, PMC president and CEO.

In addition to the Becker's 2017 and 2016 "Great Places to Work" recognitions, Parrish has earned The Jackson Group Laureate Award for Workplace Excellence (2015); Modern Healthcare Magazine's Top 100 Places to Work in Healthcare award (2011); and the Gallup Great Workplace award (2010).

About Becker's Hospital Review | Becker's Hospital Review is a monthly publication offering up-to-date business and legal news and analysis relating to hospitals and health systems. Articles are geared toward high-level hospital leaders, and we work to provide valuable information, including hospital and health system news, best practices and legal guidance specifically for these decision-makers. Each issue of Becker's Hospital Review reaches more than 18,000 people, primarily acute care hospital CEOs, CFOs and CIOs.


Parrish Wound Healing Centers Receive National Awards for Excellence in Wound Care

TITUSVILLE, PORT ST. JOHN, FLA. (February 23, 2017)—Parrish Wound Healing Centers in Titusville and Port St. John have been recognized with national awards for continued clinical excellence in wound healing by Healogics, Inc., the nation's largest provider of advanced wound care services. Both centers were recognized as Centers of Distinction, and the Port St. John center was also named a Center of Excellence.

To be named a Center of Distinction, Parrish Wound Healing Centers achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for 12 consecutive months, including patient satisfaction higher than 92 percent, and a wound-healing rate of at least 91 percent in less than 31 median days. Out of 630 centers eligible for the Center of Distinction award, 334 achieved this honor in 2017.

Parrish Wound Healing Center in Port St. John also received the Robert A. Warriner III Center of Excellence award. The Center of Excellence award is given to Wound Care Centers® in the Healogics network that have met the highest level of quality standards for a minimum of two consecutive years.

The award is named for Dr. Warriner, a pioneer in wound care and the former Chief Medical Officer for Healogics. Across the country, 334 centers were eligible and 169 centers were honored with this award in 2017.

Parrish Wound Healing Center is a member of the Healogics network of nearly 800 centers, with access to benchmarking data and proven experience treating approximately 2.5 million chronic wounds. The Wound Healing Center offers highly specialized wound care to patients suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections and other chronic wounds that have not healed in a reasonable amount of time. Some of the leading-edge treatments offered at the Wound Care Center include negative pressure wound therapy, debridement, application of cellular-based tissue or skin substitutes to the wound, offloading or total contact casts and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

Parrish Wound Healing Centers
Parrish Wound Healing Centers have been serving the residents of North Brevard since 2003. Parrish Wound Healing Centers are located at 951 N. Washington Ave., Titusville, Fla., and 5005 Port St. John Parkway. Parrish Wound Healing is also a member of the nation's first Joint Commission Integrated Care Certified Parrish Healthcare system located on Florida's Space Coast. A national leader for safe patient care, Parrish Healthcare includes a network of hospitals, physician groups, health insurers, Mayo Clinic, Nemours and other affiliate health care providers For more information, visit www.parrishealthcare.com.

About Healogics, Inc.
Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., Healogics, Inc. is the nation's largest provider of advanced wound care services. Healogics and its affiliated companies manage nearly 800 Wound Care Centers® in the nation and saw over 300,000 new patients in 2016 through a connected network of partner hospitals and Wound Care Centers, academic medical centers, and other post-acute sites. Healogics utilizes an evidence-based systematic approach to chronic wound healing to treat an underserved and growing patient population. A fund managed by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, a private investment firm, is the majority shareholder of Healogics. For more information, please visit www.healogics.com.


Charity Tennis Tournament Benefiting Cancer Programs to Feature Bryans, Hobgoods in 'Battle of the Brothers'

TITUSVILLE, FLA. (Feb. 2, 2017) — Parrish Cancer Center partner, OMNI Healthcare, is the title sponsor for the Bryan Brothers Exhibition and the First Annual KIWI USTA Men's Pro Tennis Tournament to be held in Brevard this month.

The Bryan brothers, who last week advanced to the finals of the Australian Open, are the most successful doubles pair of all time with 16 Grand Slam titles, an Olympic gold medal at London in 2012, and the Davis Cup title in 2007. They finished as the ATP World Tour year-end No. 1 doubles team a record 10 times, and reached a record seven consecutive Grand Slam finals in 2005-06.

Not only is this event one of the greatest sporting events to come to the county, it will benefit two charitable foundations--the Jess Parrish Medical Foundation and the Conquer Cancer Foundation, according to Craig Deligdish, M.D, president, OMNI Healthcare and board-certified medical oncologist.

Proceeds will support cancer care, both locally and nationally, for treatment and cancer research. The Parrish Cancer Center, a Mayo Clinic Care Network member and Brevard's only Commission on Cancer accredited program, opened last fall.

The Bryan Brothers event will be held on Saturday, Feb. 18 and the 10-day tournament from Feb. 17-26 at the KIWI Tennis Club in Indian Harbour Beach, where more than fifteen USTA tournaments have been hosted during the past 10 years.

The event, also sponsored by Parrish, will include tennis clinics, an exhibition match, a Pro-Am, the Celebrity Pro-Am with local surf legends C.J. and Damien Hobgood, a meet and greet with celebrities, and more.

General admission to the 10-day tournament is free. Separate tickets are required to the "Battle of the Brothers" event on February 18, seating is limited. Sponsorships begin at $2,500 and include VIP hospitality at the Celebrity Exhibition. Participation in the Pro-Am will be sold at $10,000 per player.

For tickets or more information, visit www.KiwiTennisClub.com.


Parrish Medical Center earns Top 100 SafeCare Hospitals® distinction

Only 2 percent of all US hospitals earn this SafeCare distinction

TITUSVILLE, FLA. (Jan. 24, 2017) —Parrish Medical Center (PMC) has earned the Top 100 SafeCare Hospitals® distinction from The SafeCare Group, based in Lexington, Kentucky.

According to the SafeCare Group, this distinction is not an award that hospitals receive but one that is earned based upon performance in the comprehensive, evidence-based metrics of the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) hospital value-based program (HVBP), readmissions reduction program (HRRP), and acquired complications reduction program (HACRP).

"These 100 hospitals are the top two (2) percent of all U.S. hospitals, representing the nation's top performing hospitals in 40 evidence-based metrics of CMS HVBP, HRRP, and HACRPÉThis is truly an accomplishment for your hospital, its staff, and medical staff," wrote Yisrael M. Safeek, MD, MBA, CPE, FACPE, CEO & chairman, The SafeCare Group, in his congratulatory email to Parrish.

"This is the latest evidence that our network of healthcare professionals, is providing the patients we are honored to serve with superior levels of quality, safety and healing patient experiences, while also lowering overall healthcare costs," said George Mikitarian, PMC president and chief executive officer. "We are proud of our care partners [employees, physicians and volunteers] who share a commitment to placing the health and well-being of patients above all else."

About The SafeCare Group®
The SafeCare Group® is based in Lexington, Kentucky. The organization's mission is a relentless commitment to improving healthcare for all people. Top 100 SafeCare Hospitals®, SafeCare® Magazine, and SafeCare Analytics® comprise The SafeCare Group®. Since 2012, SafeCare Analytics® have been helping hospitals excel with Joint Commission OPPE, readmissions, cost, complications and infections. The Top 100 SafeCare Hospitals® listings recognize U.S. hospitals that excelled in evidence-based areas that are required by the CMS. For more information about the Top 100 SafeCare Hospitals® visit www.100safecarehospitals.com.


Jess Parrish Medical Foundation and Parrish Medical Center Auxiliary Accepting Scholarship Applications

TITUSVILLE, FLA, January 19, 2017—Jess Parrish Medical Foundation (JPMF) and Parrish Medical Center (PMC) Auxiliary are now accepting scholarship applications from high school seniors who plan to pursue a career in a medical or healthcare field related to human health. The organizations have combined their scholarship programs and will announce scholarship recipients in May 2017.

Scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors who reside in the Parrish Medical Center service area (SR 528 north to the Brevard/Volusia county line). Students must have a 3.0 grade point average or greater, based on a 4.0 scale. Students who have been awarded a JPMF and/or PMC Auxiliary scholarship in previous years may reapply provided they are continuing in a medical/healthcare field related to human health and have maintained at least a 3.0 grade point average. Graduate students are not eligible.

High school students who attend Astronaut High School, Space Coast Jr./Sr. High School and Titusville High School may obtain an application from the Guidance Office at their school. Others may obtain an application by calling the Jess Parrish Medical Foundation at 321-269-4066 or by visiting parrishmedfoundation.com/scholarships. The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, March 10, 2017.


Parrish Medical Group Welcomes Family Practice Physician Benjamin Nettleton, DO

Benjamin Nettleton, DO PORT ST. JOHN, MELBOURNE & TITUSVILLE, FLA. (Jan. 20, 2017)—Parrish Medical Group, with offices in Titusville, Port St. John and Melbourne, welcomes Benjamin R. Nettleton, DO, as its newest family practitioner, board certified by the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians.

Dr. Nettleton has practiced medicine since 2008, after receiving his medical degree from Touro University in Vallejo, California in 2005, and completing an internship and residency at Mercy Suburban Hospital in Norristown, Pennsylvania in 2008. Prior to joining PMG, he practiced family medicine at the Kadlec Clinic Pasco and with Lourdes West Pasco Family Medicine in Pasco, Washington.

He is a member of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians and the American Osteopathic Association, and is active in church and community health and depression outreach programs.

Dr. Nettleton specializes in the care of families, from newborns to adults, managing chronic conditions such as diabetes and thyroid disease, and offers minor office surgery and procedures, including joint injections.

"It is with pleasure that I join a well-managed and respected healthcare community," said Dr. Nettleton, "I too believe in taking the time to listen to patients and treating the whole person."

Dr. Nettleton welcomes new patients as well as patients of Dr. Wendy Worsley, who is preparing to retire.

He is conveniently located in the Parrish Medical Group office at the Parrish Healthcare Center in Port St. John, 5005 Port St. John Parkway, and accepts most insurance plans.

Please call 321-504-0556 for an appointment.


Parrish Medical Group Welcomes Orthopedic Surgeon E. Wayne Mosley, MD

Wayne Mosley, MD PORT ST. JOHN, MELBOURNE & TITUSVILLE, FLA. (January 16, 2017)—Parrish Medical Group, with offices in Titusville, Port St. John and Melbourne, welcomes E. Wayne Mosley, MD, as its newest board-certified physician in Orthopedic Surgery.

Dr. Mosley has practiced orthopedic medicine since 1993 _ most recently in Indiana with the Perry County Surgical Associates _ as well as in Kentucky, Georgia, Florida, and Tennessee. His general orthopedic practice includes specialized surgical procedures such as anterior hip replacement, reverse shoulder surgery and geriatric fracture repair.

He received his medical degree from the University of Kentucky, College of Medicine in Lexington, Kentucky in 1988, and completed an internship in the university's Department of Surgery from 1988-89 as well as his residency in orthopedic surgery from 1989-93. Dr. Mosley also holds an MBA degree from Emory University (2006) and a Master's in Negotiations from the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame (2006).

Dr. Mosley entered military service in 1987 and most recently served as an orthopedic surgeon in the U.S. Army Reserves, including deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq.

He has lectured widely in the military and at the universities of Kentucky and Louisville, Lexington Community College, Hopkinsville Community College, and Jennie Stuart Medical Center, and has received numerous awards and commendations, including the Operation Iraqi Freedom CFLCC Surgeon Award for Excellence, Order of Military Medical Merit, and the Bronze Star.

Dr. Mosley is conveniently located in the Parrish Healthcare Center at 5005 Port St. John Parkway in Port St. John and is currently accepting Medicare, Medicaid, and most insurances.

Please call 321-433-2247 for an appointment.

A second press release (2/20/17) from Dawn B. Hohnhorst, B.S.R.T., Business Development Healthcare Liaison (PDF)


Parrish Medical Center's board of directors

TITUSVILLE, FLA, January 10, 2017— Parrish Medical Center's board of directors, in accordance with its bylaws, held an election of officers during its January board meeting. The election resulted in the following office appointments:

Herman Cole Jr., Col, USAF (Retired), chairman; Robert L. Jordan Jr., vice chairman; Stanley E. Retz, CPA, treasurer; Peggy Crooks, secretary; and Elizabeth Galfo, MD, member at large.

In addition to the board officers, the nine-member board of directors includes Ashok Shah, MD, Jerry Noffel, Billie Fitzgerald, and Maureen Rupe.











 


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