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Parrish Medical Center

951 North Washington Avenue
Titusville, FL 32796

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About Parrish Medical Center

      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 rankings on The SafeCare Group's Top 100 SafeCare Hospitals® since 2015. 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." The hospital has earned straight "A" safety ratings (since 2012) from The Leapfrog Group, an independent, national not-for-profit organization founded more than a decade ago by the nation's leading employers and private healthcare experts.
      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.
      For more information about Parrish Medical Center, its programs and services, please visit and or call 321-268-6110.

About The Children's Center
The Children's Center, an affiliate of Parrish 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
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
About Parrish Health & Fitness Center
Parrish Health & Fitness Center is North Brevard's only medically integrated wellness center. It features state-of-the-art strength and cardiovascular training equipment, multiple weight-training rooms, two indoor heated pools, personal fitness training, wellness coaching, more than 80 weekly group fitness classes, and much more. Located at 2210 Cheney Highway (Hwy 50) Titusville, FL 32780. Call 321-268-6200 for more information, or go online to
About Parrish HealthCare Center at Port St. John
Parrish Healthcare Center, 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 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.

Parrish Medical Group Diagnostic Center
Parrish Medical Group Diagnostic Center is a service of Parrish Medical Group (PMG), North Brevard's largest network of primary care physicians and specialists. Hours of operation are Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. at the Target Shopping Plaza. For appointments, call 321-268-6MRI (6674). Lab services are available until 3 p.m. and no appointment is necessary.
The Parrish Medical Group Diagnostic Center is located east of the Target Building.
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
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 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
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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.

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.
About Mayo Clinic
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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 .
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 .

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

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

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

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 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

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

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 to learn more.
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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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