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Parrish Medical Center

951 North Washington Avenue
Titusville, FL 32796
321-268-6110
www.parrishmed.com

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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 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 maintains top-tier national rankings for clinical outcomes, safety and patients' experiences according to CMS, The SafeCare Group, The LeapFrog Group, The National Patient Safety Movement and The Joint Commission. PMC is also nationally recognized among the best places to work in healthcare.
      For more information about Parrish Medical Center, its programs and services, please visit www.parrishmed.com and www.healthbridge.parrishmed.com 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 parrishchildrenscenter.com.
About Parrish Healthcare
Parrish Healthcare, America's first Joint Commission Integrated Care Certified network, includes: 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 Parrish Health Network, a coalition 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.
The Parrish Healthcare Center at Port Canaveral.
About the Parrish Healthcare Center at Port Canaveral
located at 390 Challenger Road (just off George King Blvd. across from Cruise Terminal 1). 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. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 321-633-8640. or visit OUR WEBSITE.
About the MedFast Urgent Care Center in Port St. Johnl
The Medfast Urgent Care Center in Port St. John offers fast, professional diagnostics and medical treatment for many of the same injuries and illnesses as Emergency Rooms in a faster, more convenient environment. Located in the Parrish Healthcare Center, 5005 Port St. John Parkway, Port St. John, FL 32927. Phone: 321.633.8620
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 PMC Auxiliary, Inc. was formed in 1959 for charitable and educational purposes to promote and advance the welfare of Parrish Medical Center consistent with the goals and objectives of the hospital as approved by its governing board. The Auxiliary donates thousands of dollars yearly to hospital programs and projects, as well as scholarships for students pursuing a degree in a health-related field. The PMC Auxiliary helps in hundreds of ways, large and small, to make one of America's finest healing environments® even better. For more information about the PMC Auxiliary or to become a volunteer, please call 321 268-6333 extension 7183.
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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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The Parrish Cancer Center.
Parrish Cancer Center
Parrish Medical Center and OMNI Healthcare have joined forces to provide the services and technology you expect from a world-class cancer center. As a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, Parrish Cancer Center and Mayo Clinic are working together giving you access to the latest clinical research and cancer treatment options available anywhere. For more information, visit WEBSITE .
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 .

Jess Parrish Medical Foundation's Fly Me to the Moon Gala Exceeds Fundraising Goal

Proceeds to expand mental and behavioral health services in Brevard County TITUSVILLE, FLA., November 14, 2018—Jess Parrish Medical Foundation's annual benefit gala Fly Me to the Moon was a tremendous success, surpassing its $150,000 goal and raising more than $175,000 in net proceeds to benefit mental and behavioral health initiatives in Brevard County. Presented by the law firm of GrayRobinson, P.A., and Laura and William Boyles, the event was held Oct. 13 at Cruise Terminal One in Port Canaveral.

2018 PMC Gala committee
Fly Me to the Moon was an enormous success thanks to the dedicated committee of local community members.
More than 415 enthusiastic guests "played among the stars" as they were transported back in time to the 1960s golden era of space. While taking in picturesque views of one of the busiest cruise ports in the world, guests were welcomed to the event with a signature Fly Me to the Moon cocktail provided by The Grand Martini of Titusville, shrimp cocktail courtesy of Wild Ocean Market and cicchetti (Italian-style tapas). Guests mingled with NASA astronaut Capt. Winston Scott and shopped an "Out-of-This-World" silent auction.

While dining, attendees were dazzled with entertainment provided by the Space Coast Jazzcats. Entertainment included music from the past and present and featured a solo trumpet performance of Fly Me to the Moon by Capt. Scott. After relishing an Italian feast, guests danced the night away in '60s style with the swing sensations of the 15-piece Space Coast Big Band and took part in an interactive, virtual-reality experience provided by Greater Titusville Renaissance and Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce.

Gabby Maggard, an inspirational Astronaut High School Sources of Strength peer leader shared her remarkable story about her personal and nearly unbearable struggle with depression that started when she was in fifth grade. Her involvement with Sources of Strength led her to ask her parents for medical treatment. "Now, I am in a great place... but once upon a time, I wasn't," said Ms. Maggard. "Sources of Strength taught me to rely on my sources of strength, and to reach out to people, whether it's for my benefit or to help others. Sources of Strength is helping us save ourselves from our self."

Event proceeds will benefit mental and behavioral health initiatives in Brevard County by providing:

  • Help for Teens: Sources of Strength, a teen health and wellness program focused on preventing suicide, bullying, substance abuse and self-harm will be expanded to select private and charter schools in North Brevard.
  • Help for Parents of Young Children: The Incredible Years® parenting program will provide parents with the tools to increase positive social-emotional behaviors in their children, thereby leading to improved life skills as adults.
  • Help at Work: Wellness workshops for local businesses will be offered to teach employees how to navigate through life's ups and downs.
  • Help for Individuals with Disabilities: Services providing education, social-skill development, emotional regulation, and increased independence will be expanded.
"It has been our honor and privilege to once again be the presenting sponsor of this important event," said William A. Boyles, shareholder at GrayRobinson, P.A. "We believe in Parrish Medical Center's vision of Healing Families—Healing Communities® and are delighted to help expand mental and behavioral health services in the community."

Fly Me to the Moon underwriting chair and event co-chair Judy Allender helped to secure more than 100 sponsorships and general donations from community members and organizations.

Event partners included Galaxy-Level Sponsors: Bermello Ajamil & Partners Inc., OMNI Healthcare, and Zumpano Patricios. Constellation-Level Sponsors included Allender & Allender P.A./Port Commissioner Jerry and Judy Allender, Coastal Ambulance Service, Injury Centers of Brevard, Bob and Jessie Kirk/Kirk Management LLC, Palm Point Behavioral Health, TeamHealth Emergency Management Division, and Susan Morse/UBS Financial Services. Eclipse-Level Sponsors included The Broome Law Firm/Chris and Kelley Broome, Cocoa Beach Hospitality/Transportation Association, Dr. Frank & Marilyn Dienst Medical Services LLC, Genesis VII Inc./Robert and Karen Jordan, GT USA LLC, Healthfund Solutions LLC, Industrial Steel Inc., Kindred, Loyd Contracting Co. Inc./Port Commissioner Micah and Heather Loyd, George and Liz Mikitarian/Legacy Academy Charter Schools Inc., Ron Norris Inc. – Buick, GMC, Honda & Ford, Pearson Bitman, Power Wellness, RUSH Construction Inc., Dr. Tanya Taival, Obstetrics and Gynecology; TeamHealth Anesthesia and Parrish Anesthesia Specialists, and Bill and Rachel Terry. In-kind media sponsors included Brevard Business News, Florida Today and SpaceCoast Living. Other generous sponsors were recognized at the gala.

"On behalf of the Jess Parrish Medical Foundation board of directors and staff, we extend our heartfelt thanks to all those who supported our 2018 gala and contributed to its success. We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support which will impact our community for generations," said Jessie Kirk, chair, JPMF board of directors.

Judy Allender and Holly Carver were co-chairs for the event. Gala committee members included, Winnie Brewer, Kelley Broome, Mary Coleman, Amy Craddock, Lori Duester, Voncile Franklin, Betty Greene, Samantha Guyre, Dawn Hohnhorst, Clarissa Kirk, Jessie Kirk, Elizabeth Kump, Melissa Lugo, Allison Morgan, Christina Morrison, Susan Morse, Tara Ruch, Leigh Spradling, Dr. Tanya Taival and Lavaughn Young.


Parrish Medical Center Offers Free Community Support Groups

TITUSVILLE, FLA. (Nov. 8, 2018)—Parrish Medical Center is offering free support groups for community members living with various health issues. See the upcoming December support groups listed below:
  • Awake Sleep Disorders Support group, Monday, Dec. 10, 6–8 p.m., Parrish Healthcare Center, 5005 Port St. John Parkway Port St. John
  • Caregiver Support Group, Thursday, Dec. 6 and 20, 9:30–11:30 a.m., Heritage Hall, 921 N. Washington Ave., Titusville
  • Care Giver Academy, Thursday, Dec. 13, 10–11 a.m., Heritage Hall, 921 N. Washington Ave., Titusville
  • Diabetes Support Group, Thursday, Dec. 13 3:30–5 p.m., Heritage Hall, 921 N. Washington Ave., Titusville
  • MAK Gathering (Moms and Kidz) Support Group, every Monday and Wednesday (Dec. 3, 5, 10, 12, 17 and 19), 10–11:30 a.m., The Children's Center, 5650 S. Washington Ave., Titusville
  • Parkinson's Support Group of North Brevard, Friday, Dec. 21, 2–4 p.m., Heritage Hall, 921 N. Washington Ave., Titusville
  • Pulmonary Hypertension Support Group, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 3–5 p.m., Grace United Methodist Church, Merritt Island
  • Stroke-Heart Survivors Group, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2–4 p.m., 921 N. Washington Ave., Titusville
  • Parrish Partners Cancer Support Group, Monday, Dec. 17, 4–5:30 p.m., Parrish Medical Center, 951 N. Washington Ave., Titusville
The support groups are free, but space is limited. For more information, and to pre-register, visit parrishhealthcare.com/events.


Parrish Medical Center Continues 27th Annual Community Event, Gift of Light

Gifts of Light Christmas celebration at Parrish Medical Center.Click to go to Facebook page.
TITUSVILLE, FLA. (Nov. 6, 2018)—Start the holiday season with Parrish Medical Center's free 27th annual community celebration, Gift of Light. The event will take place on Thursday, Dec. 6 from 6–8 p.m., located at Parrish Park, 951 N. Washington Ave., Titusville.

Everyone is invited to celebrate! Gift of Light is a treasured community tradition that signals the start of the holiday season. Parrish Medical Center's grand 50-foot tree of lights will stand as a landmark-tribute to our tradition of lighting the way to the healing power of hope, love and joy of the season. Each light honors or memorializes a community loved one on the Gift of Light tree.

The free holiday event includes; a tree lighting, fireworks, holiday entertainment, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, face painting, holiday crafts, games, prizes and more. For more information about Gift of Light or to purchase your memorial on the tree, please call 321-268-6110 or visit www.parrishhealthcare.com/giftoflight.


Parrish Medical Center among the first to use new, leading-edge cardiovascular technology— FDA-Approved Impella CP Heart Pump™

TITUSVILLE, FLA. (Nov. 5, 2018) — Parrish Medical Center is now using the new, minimally invasive technology called the Impella CP Heart Pump™. The medical device was first used by PMC's Cardiovascular team in August to reopen blocked coronary arteries of a patient who had suffered three heart attacks while in route to the emergency department.

The Impella™ is an advanced, percutaneous cardiac assist device that pumps for the heart. It allows the heart to rest during stent placement or balloon angioplasty. The device is inserted through a catheter in the patient's groin (femoral artery). This results in a much shorter recovery for patients.

PMC's first Impella™ patient was treated well under national benchmarks of 90 minutes from arrival in the emergency room to the time the coronary artery was opened (door-to-balloon time.) More importantly, the patient experienced an excellent outcome and was able to return home to loved-ones.

"It is extremely gratifying to us to be able to provide this medically advanced cardiovascular treatment to our community," said George Mikitarian, Parrish Medical Center | Parrish Healthcare president/CEO. "Use of the Impella™ allows more patients with severe heart damage to receive the care they need close to home."

According to Parrish Medical Center's 2016 Community Needs Health Assessment, more than 86 percent of adults in North Brevard report one or more cardiovascular risk factors. Risk factors include being overweight, smoking cigarettes, being physically inactive or having high blood pressure or cholesterol.

The Florida Department of Health attribute 3 out of 10 deaths in Florida to heart disease and it is the number one killer in the U.S.

While, to date, over 50,000 patients have been treated with Impella in the United States, Impella is currently used in only 1 percent of percutaneous coronary interventions. PMC's Cardiovascular Services is at the forefront of this lifesaving medical advancement.


Jess Parrish Medical Foundation Elects New Officers

TITUSVILLE, FLA, October 26, 2018—Jess Parrish Medical Foundation (JPMF), the philanthropic arm of Parrish Healthcare, announced the election of Jessie Kirk as chairman of the board of directors. Originally from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Kirk is involved in real estate sales and development. She and her husband Bob own Kirk Realty, Inc. and Kirk Management, L.L.C.

Kirk, a recipient of the 2014 Central Florida Humanitarian Award, is dedicated to making a difference in the community. She currently serves on the Children's Advocacy Board of Central Brevard and is a past board member of the American Cancer Society and Navy League of the United States (Cape Canaveral Council).

"As a member of the JPMF board for 10 years, I am honored to assume this leadership role," says Kirk. "We have an outstanding group of committed board members who pledge their time, talent and financial support – creating meaningful impact to our quality of healthcare in North Brevard County. The foundation board continues to initiate innovative programs that forge PMC's vision of Healing Families—Healing Communities® and it is my privilege to lead the board in advancing the mission, vision and values of Parrish Medical Center."

Other officers and members of the executive board voted into office include Rachel Terry (chair-elect), Randy Coleman (vice chair), Melissa Lugo (secretary), Philip Simpson, PhD, (treasurer), Barbara Terhune (immediate past chair), and George Mikitarian (ex-officio and PMC president/CEO).

Also elected to serve on the executive board are Richard Boggs; Christopher Broome, Esq; Santiago Bulnes; Carla McRae; Jason Snodgrass; N. Christine Sylvester; and William Terry.

Directors elected to serve on the board are Jerry Allender, Esq; Winnie Brewer; Kelley Broome; Holly Carver; Herman Cole; Mary Coleman; David D. Ferguson; Dorothy Hudson; Dennis Jones; Terry Lee; Patricia Manning, EdD; William McCarthy; Roger Miller; Christina Morrison; Josh Norris; J.J. Parrish III; Howard Rinker, DDS; Turmy Sieveking; and Tanya Taival, DO.


Parrish Medical Center Offers Free Community Presentation on Sleep and Your Heart

TITUSVILLE, FLA. (October 24, 2018)—Parrish Medical Center is offering a free community health presentation about sleep and the essential role it plays in maintaining a healthy heart as part of its HealthBridge series. Sleep and Your Heart is scheduled Thursday, Nov. 15, from 5–7 p.m., at Indian River Preserve, located at 3950 Walkabout Way in Mims.

The event is free but space is limited for this catered event. For more information, and to pre-register, call 321-268-6110 or visit parrishhealthcare.com/events.

People who don't sleep well are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease—regardless of age, weight, smoking and exercise habits. Join us to learn about the importance of sleep and the essential role it plays in your heart health. Kristina Weaver, NREMT-P, RPSGT, Parrish Sleep Center manager, will share information about how you can improve your sleep and your overall health.


Parrish Medical Center Offers Free Community Presentation on Restarting Wellness

TITUSVILLE, FLA. (October 15, 2018)--Parrish Medical Center is offering a free community health presentation about working on your wellness as part of its HealthBridge series. Restarting Wellness is scheduled Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., at Parrish Medical Center, located at 951 N. Washington Ave., in Titusville.

The event is free but space is limited for this catered event. For more information, and to pre-register, call 321-268-6110 or visit parrishhealthcare.com/events.

Join us to learn what wellness means. Ryan Messinger, director of the Parrish Health and Fitness Center, will discuss losing weight, lifestyle changes, evaluating yourself and answering your fitness questions.


Parrish Medical Center Offers Free Community Support Groups

TITUSVILLE, FLA. (October 2, 2018)—Parrish Medical Center is offering free support groups for community members struggling with or recovering from various health issues. See the upcoming November support groups below:
  • Awake Sleep Disorders Support group is Monday, Nov. 12, from 6–8 p.m., located at Parrish Healthcare Center, 5005 Port St. John Parkway, Port St. John.
  • Caregiver Support Group is Thursday, Nov. 1 and 15 from 9:30–11:30 a.m., located at Heritage Hall, 921 N. Washington Ave., Titusville.
  • Care Giver Academy is Thursday, Nov. 8 from 10–11 a.m., located at Heritage Hall, 921 N. Washington Ave., Titusville.
  • Diabetes Support Group is Thursday, Nov. 8 from 3:30–5 p.m., located at Heritage Hall, 921 N. Washington Ave., Titusville.
  • MAK Gathering (Moms and Kidz) Support Group is every Monday and Wednesday, Nov. 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26 and 28 from 10–11:30 a.m., located at The Children's Center, 5650 S. Washington Ave., Titusville.
  • Parkinson's Support Group of North Brevard is Friday, Nov. 16 from 2–4 p.m., located at Heritage Hall, 921 N. Washington Ave., Titusville.
  • Pulmonary Hypertension Support Group is Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 3–5 p.m., located at Grace United Methodist Church in Merritt Island.
  • Stroke-Heart Survivors Group is Tuesday, Nov. 20 from 2–4 p.m., located at 921 N. Washington Ave., Titusville.
  • Parrish Partners Cancer Support Group is Monday, Nov. 19 from 4–5:30 p.m., located at Parrish Medical Center, 951 N. Washington Ave., Titusville.
The support groups are free, but space is limited. For more information, and to pre-register, visit parrishhealthcare.com/events.


Parrish Medical Group Primary Care Accepting New Patients

Next Day Appointments Available

TITUSVILLE, FLA. (October 1, 2018)—Parrish Medical Group (PMG) primary care physicians located in the Parrish Healthcare Center at Titus Landing in Titusville are now accepting new patients, with next-day appointments available. PMG is North Brevard's largest network of primary care physicians and specialists.

PMG's primary care practice is certified by the National Commission on Quality Assurance and is a member of the Parrish Healthcare integrated system of care, which includes access to the Mayo Clinic Care Network.

The MCCN extends Mayo Clinic's knowledge to physicians and providers interested in working together in the best interest of their patients. Using digital technology, Parrish Medical Group physicians are able to collaborate with Mayo Clinic on patient care, community health and innovative healthcare delivery.

In addition to primary care, the Parrish Healthcare Center in Titusville offers specialty care physicians board-certified in internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology and neurology.

Outpatient services at the center include a full-service dialysis center, women's health services and diagnostic imaging services, including X-ray, CT, MRI, ultrasound, mammography and lab.

To schedule a next-day appointment with a primary care physician, please call, 321-268-6PMG (6764).


Parrish Medical Center to Co-Host Quit Your Way Tobacco Program

TITUSVILLE, FLA. (September 26, 2018)—Parrish Medical Center is partnering with the Florida Department of Health to host the Quit Your Way program. The program consists of two different courses. The Tools to Quit program is a free, two-hour class on Tuesday, Oct. 9 from 6-8 p.m. The next course is the free Quit Smoking Now program that will be held every Tuesday, Oct.23-Nov. 20 from 6-7 p.m. Each of these scheduled courses will be offered at Parrish Medical Center, 951 N. Washington Ave., Titusville.

The programs are free but space is limited. For more information, and to pre-register, call 1-877-252-6094.

Quitting tobacco isn't easy. Each year 70 percent of smokers want to quit and 46 percent try on their own and do not succeed.

Research shows that people can more than double their chance of quitting when they have support and coaching.

Both programs offer free nicotine replacement therapy, educational materials, goodies for their quit day, support and other free resources that all aid to help the individual quit tobacco products.


Parrish Medical Center Offers Free Community Dinner to Honor Cancer Survivors

TITUSVILLE, FLA. (September 24, 2018)–Parrish Medical Center is partnering with the American Cancer Society to celebrate cancer survivors in Brevard County. The special event is scheduled Thursday, Oct. 11, from 5-7 p.m., at La Cita Country Club, 777 Country Club Dr., Titusville.

The event is free but space is limited for this catered event. For more information, and to pre-register, call 321-268-6110 or visit parrishhealthcare.com/events.

Join us to meet our team of cancer care professionals, learn about advancements in cancer treatment and share your story with us.


Parrish Medical Center Welcomes New Class of Patient Care Assistants

Students from Titusville and Astronaut high schools; Eastern Florida State College

TITUSVILLE, FLA. (September 18, 2018)— Parrish Medical Center this fall welcomes a new class of students from Titusville High School, Astronaut High School and Eastern Florida State College (EFSC) through EFSC's Patient Care Assistant Program.

By the time the students arrive at PMC, they have already received classroom and lab training which prepares them for hands-on patient care in the clinical setting. While at PMC, students under the expert supervision of PMC's Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) will care for patients in pre- and post-operation areas and those receiving special procedures. The experience provides students with new opportunities upon graduation as they provide support for assistive personnel in short-term and long-term facilities.

Programs like these give students the opportunity to learn from experienced PMC professionals and give PMC care partners the chance to serve as mentors to up-and-coming healthcare professionals.

"By partnering with our community education/vocation schools and programs, we are able to support our local students in fulfilling their career goals, professional growth journeys, and immersion into their trusted healthcare system," said Alexandra Gutierrez, director of Medical-Surgical Nursing. "Additionally, the students' presence here provides a warm, healing and familiar face to those we have the honor to serve, which is right in line with our mission and our vision."

For high school students who enroll in the course, they not only commit to complete clinical training, but they have the opportunity to get involved in the community with Parrish Healthcare. In the past, the students have volunteered at The Children's Center for Respite Night, Breakfast with Santa and Gift of Light. Medical students also become members of the Career and Technical Student Organization for Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) which both secondary and post-secondary students can join.

With so much material to cover, instructors have high expectations for this school year. "My educational goals for the school year are to promote learning and instill competencies and skills in every student so they may succeed as a patient care assistant and ultimately become a CNA," said Cathy Hall, RN, medical focus instructor at Titusville High School.


Parrish Medical Center Hosting 2018 Brevard County Chaplain's Day

TITUSVILLE, FLA. (September 17, 2018)—Parrish Medical Center is hosting the 2018 Brevard County Chaplain's Day. The event will be held on Friday, Oct. 19, from 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m., at Parrish Medical Center, 951 North Washington Ave., in Titusville. All chaplains, whether vocational or volunteer, clergy, lay ministers and mental health professionals are encouraged to attend for a day of networking and learning.

Keynote speakers, networking and opportunities for support and feedback will be relevant to chaplains in every setting. End-of-life care is challenging and working with hospitals and faith communities to improve the health of your congregants is tough. Chaplain's Day is an opportunity to hear from experts in your field and others in the community navigating the same situations and practicing the resilience needed for coping with them.

"We are excited to host this year's Chaplain's Day," said Jerald Smith, director of Pastoral Care at Parrish Medical Center. "Each year builds on the excellence of the year before. It keeps getting better and better!"

A continental breakfast and lunch will be served. The event is free, but space is limited. For more information, and to pre-register, call 321-268-6110 or visit parrishhealthcare.com/events.


Jess Parrish Medical Foundation to Host Annual Gala "Fly Me to the Moon"
GrayRobinson, P.A. and William and Laura Boyles return as presenting sponsor

TITUSVILLE, FLA. (September 14, 2018)—Extraordinary plans are underway for Jess Parrish Medical Foundation's (JPMF) annual benefit gala, Fly Me to the Moon, which takes place on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 5-10 p.m. at Cruise Terminal One, Port Canaveral. GrayRobinson, P.A., and William and Laura Boyles are presenting sponsors for the event.

More than 400 guests are expected to attend and "play among the stars" with the beauty of the celestial evening recreating the 1960s Golden Era of Space. While taking in picturesque views of one of the busiest cruise ports in the world, guests will enjoy cocktails and cicchetti (Italian-style tapas), amidst the al fresco ambiance of a twinkling starry night. An interactive virtual reality experience and an "out of this world" silent auction are sure to make this evening one you will never forget.

Dinner will be a delectable Italian feast with Space Coast Jazzcats serenading gala guests with sounds from the past and present, featuring a performance by NASA astronaut and trumpeter, Capt. Winston Scott. After dinner, guests can dance the night away in '60s style with the swing sensations of the 15-piece Space Coast Big Band.

Event proceeds will benefit mental and behavioral health initiatives in Brevard County by providing:

  • Help for Teens: Sources of Strength, a teen health and wellness program focused on preventing suicide, bullying, substance abuse and self-harm will be expanded to select private and charter schools in North Brevard.
  • Help for Parents of Young Children: The Incredible Years® parenting program will provide parents with the tools to increase positive social, emotional behaviors in their children, thereby leading to improved life-skills as adults.
  • Help at Work: Wellness workshops for local businesses to teach employees how to navigate through life's ups and downs.
  • Help for Individuals with Disabilities: Expansion of services to provide education, social skill development, emotional regulation, and increased independence.
"It is our honor and privilege to once again be the presenting sponsor of this important event," said William A. Boyles, shareholder at GrayRobinson, P.A. "We believe in Parrish Medical Center's vision of Healing Families—Healing Communities® and look forward to helping expand mental and behavioral health services in the community."

"Our theme this year is fun, yet very intentional," says Holly Carver, event co-chair and mission chair. "Each person is like a star in the sky—there are millions—each one unique. Our goal is to bring awareness to and provide action steps for those suffering with depression and/or mental illness. Shining the bright light of the full moon on these issues, reminding us that we are not alone in this vast universe, that it's okay to not be okay, and that there is help closer than you think."

Judy Allender and Holly Carver are co-chairs for the event. Gala committee members include, Winnie Brewer, Kelley Broome, Mary Coleman, Amy Craddock, Lori Duester, Voncile Franklin, Betty Greene, Samantha Guyre, Dawn Hohnhorst, Clarissa Kirk, Jessie Kirk, Elizabeth Kump, Melissa Lugo, Allison Morgan, Christina Morrison, Susan Morse, Tara Ruch, Leigh Spradling, Dr. Tanya Taival and Lavaughn Young.

"We are overjoyed by the tremendous support we have received for Fly Me to the Moon, and are thrilled to have so many organizations and community partners joining us to make a difference in the health of our community," said Judy Allender, event co-chair and underwriting chair.

This growing list of this year's event partners include Galaxy-level sponsors: Bermello Ajamil & Partners, Inc., OMNI Healthcare and Zumpano Patricios; Constellation-level sponsors: Allender & Allender P.A./Port Commissioner Jerry & Judy Allender, Coastal Ambulance Service, Injury Centers of Brevard, Bob and Jessie Kirk/Kirk Management LLC and Susan Morse/UBS Financial Services; Eclipse-level sponsors: The Broome Law Firm/Chris and Kelley Broome, Dr. Frank & Marilyn Dienst Medical Services LLC, Genesis VII, Inc./Robert and Karen Jordan, Kindred, George and Liz Mikitarian/Legacy Academy, Power Wellness, RUSH Construction, Inc. and Dr. Tanya Taival, Obstetrics and Gynecology; Star Light, Star Bright-level sponsors: Atkins, Atlantic Business Systems, Britt's Air Conditioning, Cigna, DECO, LLC, Johnna and Bob Dillow, Doctors' Goodwill Foundation Inc., Robin and Rhoda Fisher, Florida Health Care Plans, Florida Power & Light Company, Hospice of St. Francis, Dr. Nabil Itani, Internal Medicine, Marty and Terry Lee, Lightle Beckner Robison, Inc. Commercial Real Estate Services, Jaime and Melissa Lugo, Turmy Lum and Oscar Sieveking, Dr. Patricia C. Manning, Bill and Jean McCarthy, Medfast Urgent Care Centers, Jeanne Miller, Howard and Sandra Rinker, The Snodgrass Family, Catherine Spencer, Barbara and Terry Terhune, Thermal Tech Inc., TLC Engineering for Architecture and Fred and Misty Wilson. In-kind event sponsors include The Grand Martini, Greater Titusville Renaissance, Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce and Stina Bee Marketing. In-kind media sponsors include Brevard Business News, Florida Today and Space Coast Living. Other generous sponsors will be recognized at the gala.

Individual gala tickets are available at $125 and sponsorship opportunities are offered starting at $500. For more information about sponsorship packages, to donate tax-deductible auction items or to purchase general admission and chance-drawing tickets, please contact Jess Parrish Medical Foundation at 321-269-4066 or visit parrishmedfoundation.com/gala. Space is limited.


Parrish Medical Center Offers Free Community Support Groups

TITUSVILLE, FLA. (September 10, 2018)—Parrish Medical Center is offering free support groups for community members struggling with or recovering from various health issues. See the upcoming October support groups below:
  • Awake Sleep Disorders Support Group is Monday, Oct. 8, from 6–8 p.m., located at Parrish Healthcare Center, 5005 Port St. John Parkway, Port St. John.
  • Caregiver Support Group is Thursday, Oct. 4 and 18 from 9:30–11:30 a.m., located at Heritage Hall, 921 N. Washington Ave., Titusville.
  • Care Giver Academy is Thursday, Oct. 11 from 10–11 a.m., located at Heritage Hall, 921 N. Washington Ave., Titusville.
  • Diabetes Support Group is Thursday, Oct. 11 from 3:30–5 p.m., located at Heritage Hall, 921 N. Washington Ave., Titusville.
  • MAK Gathering (Moms and Kidz) Support Group is every Monday and Wednesday, Oct. 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29 and 31 from 10–11:30 a.m., located at The Children's Center, 5650 S. Washington Ave., Titusville.
  • Parkinson's Support Group of North Brevard is Friday, Oct. 19 from 2–4 p.m., located at Heritage Hall, 921 N. Washington Ave., Titusville.
  • Pulmonary Hypertension Support Group is Tuesday, Oct. 9 from 3–5 p.m., located at Grace United Methodist Church in Merritt Island.
  • Stroke-Heart Survivors Group is Tuesday, Oct. 16 from 2–4 p.m., located at 921 N. Washington Ave., Titusville.
  • Parrish Partners Cancer Support Group is Monday, Oct. 15 from 4–5:30 p.m., located at Parrish Medical Center, 951 N. Washington Ave., Titusville.
The support groups are free, but space is limited. For more information, and to pre-register, visit parrishhealthcare.com/events.


Parrish Medical Center Offers Free Community Presentation about Kids, Sleep and Healthy Weight

TITUSVILLE, FLA. (August 27, 2018)—Parrish Medical Center is offering a free community health presentation about children, their sleep and healthy weight as part of its HealthBridge series. Kids, Sleep and Healthy Weight is scheduled Thursday, Sept. 20, from 5-7 p.m., at the Holiday Inn, located at 4715 Helen Hauser Blvd., in Titusville.

The event is free but space is limited for this catered event. For more information, and to pre-register, call 321-268-6110 or visit parrishhealthcare.com/events.

Join us to discuss the amount of sleep your child needs, how to fight bedtime battles and when to be concerned about a sleeping disorder. "Sleep is vital to a child's health and development said," Kristina Weaver, RPSGT, presenter at the HealthBridge event and sleep specialist at Parrish Sleep Center. "Insufficient sleep can lead to irritability, lack of focus, learning and behavioral problems."


Parrish Medical Center Offers Free Community Presentation about Diabetes

TITUSVILLE, FLA. (August 22, 2018)—Parrish Medical Center is offering a free community health presentation on diabetes as part of its HealthBridge series. Take Care of Your Diabetes From Head to Toe is scheduled Thursday, Sept. 6, from 10-11:30 a.m., at Parrish Medical Center, 951 N Washington Ave., Titusville.

The event is free but space is limited. For more information, and to pre-register, call 321-268-6110 or visit parrishhealthcare.com/events.

Join us to learn about living with diabetes and how to avoid making common mistakes. Peggy McLaughlin, BSN, RN, CDE, will explain diabetes management, including monitoring, meal planning, exercise, medications, and preventive care.


TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME!
Friday August 24th!

Parrish Healthcare is the exclusive healthcare partner for the USSSA Space Coast Complex in Viera and the upcoming Women's Baseball World Cup. You're invited to see team U.S.A. take on South Korea this Friday, Aug. 24 at 6 p.m.

Join us in supporting team U.S.A. and bring your family, friends and coworkers to this prestigious international event!

 
Parrish Med sponsors USSSA. Join us on the 24th for a ballgame.


Parrish Medical Center Offers Free Community Support Groups

TITUSVILLE, FLA. (August 13, 2018) — Parrish Medical Center is offering free support groups for community members struggling with or recovering from various health issues. See the upcoming September support groups below:
  • Awake Sleep Disorders Support Group is Monday, Sept. 10, from 6-8 p.m., located at Parrish Healthcare Center, 5005 Port St. John Parkway, Port St. John.
  • Caregiver Support Group is Thursday, Sept. 6 and 20 from 9:30-11:30 a.m., located at Heritage Hall, 921 N. Washington Ave., Titusville.
  • Care Giver Academy is Thursday, Sept. 13 from 10-11 a.m., located at Heritage Hall, 921 N. Washington Ave., Titusville.
  • Diabetes Support Group is Thursday, Sept. 13 from 3:30-5 p.m., located at Heritage Hall, 921 N. Washington Ave., Titusville.
  • MAK Gathering (Moms and Kidz) Support Group is every Monday and Wednesday, Sept. 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, and 26 from 10-11:30 a.m., located at The Children's Center, 5650 S. Washington Ave., Titusville.
  • Parkinson's Support Group of North Brevard is Friday, Sept. 21 from 2-4 p.m., located at Heritage Hall, 921 N. Washington Ave., Titusville.
  • Pulmonary Hypertension Support Group is Tuesday, Sept. 11 from 3-5 p.m., located at Grace United Methodist Church in Merritt Island.
  • Stroke-Heart Survivors Group is Tuesday, Sept. 18 from 2-4 p.m., located at 921 N. Washington Ave., Titusville.
The support groups are free, but space is limited. For more information, and to pre-register visit, parrishhealthcare.com/events.


Parrish Healthcare Installs First Canon Medical Systems' MR Theater in the US

Innovative, In-Bore Virtual Experience Enhances Patient Comfort

TITUSVILLE, FLA.—July 31, 2018 – Patients at the Parrish Healthcare Center in Titusville, Fla., are the first to have access to enhanced comfort during Magnetic Resonance (MR) exams thanks to the installation of the nation's first Vantage TitanTM / Zen Edition 1.5T MR Theater from Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc.

The new MR theater projects peaceful, virtual reality images onto a dome-shaped screen inside the bore and the Vantage TitanTM / Zen Edition 1.5T features exclusive Pianissimo™ quiet scan technology, which helps reduce acoustic noise during acquisition by 99 percent.* The audio features of the MR system and visual features of the MR Theater provide a truly engaging experience to help patients relax, enabling clinicians to complete MR exams quickly and capture the high-quality images they need for accurate diagnosis and treatment.

"We are proud to be the first in the U.S. to make this advanced imaging technology available to the people and communities we serve on Florida's Space Coast," said George Mikitarian, president/CEO, Parrish Medical Center | Parrish Healthcare. "The new MR Theater serves as another example of our commitment to fulfilling our mission to provide Healing Experiences for Everyone all the Time®."

"Producing a better patient experience and sharp diagnostic images makes for the best possible patient outcome," added Drew Waterman, Vice President, Ambulatory Services, Parrish Medical Center | Parrish Healthcare.

"The humming sound of an MRI in operation would sometimes unnerve patients, but that issue is substantially reduced with Canon Medical Systems' Pianissimo quiet scan technology. Thanks to the features of this system, we have calmer and more relaxed patients - naturally, without medication - which leads to more effective scans," adds Waterman.

Parrish Healthcare clinicians use the Canon Medical Systems' Vantage Titan / Zen Edition 1.5T MR system for brain, spine, abdominal, extremity and MR angiography exams. The system is located on the first floor of the Parrish Healthcare Center in Titusville, 250 Harrison Street, with outpatient services that include diagnostic imaging (MRI, CT, ultrasound, X-ray, mammography and laboratory); women's health services; a full-service dialysis center; and Parrish Medical Group primary and specialty care physicians providing family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) and neurology.

"The MR Theater was designed with patients and clinicians in mind, helping clinicians address some of the biggest challenges they face with MR imaging—claustrophobia and patient anxiety," said Dominic Smith, senior director, CT, PET/CT, and MR Business Units, Canon Medical Systems. "The features enhance patient comfort with a unique range of audio and visual features, enabling clinicians to complete MR exams quickly while improving patient satisfaction."

(Footnote: 99% reduction by unit of Loudness level "dB"and 97% reduction by unit of perceived loudness "Sone")


Parrish Medical Center Offers Free Health Panel with Orthopedic Professionals

BREVARD COUNTY, FLA (July 30, 2018)—Parrish Medical Center is offering a free health panel with orthopedic professionals as part of its HealthBridge series. The Life Moves Panel is scheduled Tuesday, Aug. 21, from 5-7 p.m., at Holiday Inn, 4715 Helen Hauser Blvd., Titusville.

The event is free but space is limited for this catered event. For more information, and to pre-register, call 321-268-6110 or visit parrishhealthcare.com/events.

Bring your questions and meet our integrated care team of experts trained to care for all the parts that keep you moving—bones, muscles, joints and spine. The panel with consist of surgeons, E. Wayne Mosley, MD, and William Jennings Near, MD; sports medicine specialist Anthony Allotta, DO; podiatrist Jonathon Lubitz, DPM; and neurologist Daniela Rusovici, MD.


HealthTrust Honors Member Excellence in Five Categories
Outstanding Member – Parrish Medical Center, Titusville, Florida
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Parrish Medical Center Offers Free Community Presentation about Cancer

BREVARD COUNTY, FLA (July 19, 2018)—Parrish Medical Center is offering a free community health presentation on cancer as part of its HealthBridge series. Cancer: Prevention, Screenings and Treatment is scheduled Thursday, Aug. 9, from 12-1:30 p.m., at Parrish Healthcare Center, 390 Challenger Rd., Port Canaveral.

The event is free but space is limited. For more information, and to pre-register, call 321-268-6110 or visit parrishhealthcare.com/events.

Cancer is a leading cause of death in the United States, second only to heart disease. Shannon Luker, RN, BSN, OCN, CBCN, CN-BN and Parrish Cancer Navigator, will share her knowledge and expertise about cancer. Join us to learn about lifestyle changes that can reduce your risk, the importance of screenings and our world-class cancer center.


Parrish Medical Center Offers Free Community Support Groups

BREVARD COUNTY, FLA (July 16, 2018)—Parrish Medical Center is offering free support groups for community members struggling with or recovering from various health issues. See the upcoming August support groups below:

  • Awake Sleep Disorders Support group is Monday, Aug. 13, from 6-8 p.m., located at Parrish Healthcare Center, 5005 Port St. John Parkway, Port St. John.
  • Caregiver Support Group is Thursday, Aug. 2 and 16 from 9:30-11:30 a.m., located at Heritage Hall, 921 N. Washington Ave., Titusville.
  • Diabetes Support Group is Thursday, Aug. 9 from 3:30-5 p.m., located at Heritage Hall, 921 N. Washington Ave., Titusville.
  • MAK Gathering (Moms and Kidz) Support Group is every Monday and Wednesday, Aug. 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, and 29 from 10-11:30 a.m., located at The Children's Center, 5650 S. Washington Ave., Titusville.
  • Parkinson's Support Group of North Brevard is Friday, Aug. 17 from 2-4 p.m., located at Heritage Hall, 921 N. Washington Ave., Titusville.
  • Pulmonary Hypertension Support Group is Tuesday, Aug. 14 from 3-5 p.m., located at Grace United Methodist Church in Merritt Island.
  • Stroke-Heart Survivors Group is Tuesday, Aug. 21 from 2-4 p.m., located at 921 N. Washington Ave., Titusville.
The support groups are free, but space is limited. For more information, and to pre-register visit, parrishhealthcare.com/events.


Parrish Medical Center Offers Free Community Presentation on Stroke

BREVARD COUNTY, FLA (July 12, 2018)—Parrish Medical Center is offering a free community health presentation on stroke as part of its HealthBridge series. Stroke: Symptoms, Types, Treatment, and Prevention is scheduled Thursday, July 19, from 5-7 p.m., in the La Cita County Club located in Titusville.

The event is free but space is limited for this catered event. For more information, and to pre-register, call 321-268-6110 or visit parrishhealthcare.com/events.

Stroke strikes 700,000 Americans each year. With the right care at the right time, many will survive. The event will discuss an action plan for recognizing stroke and its impact on the human body. Pamela Tronetti, DO, AGSF and the Medical Director of Parrish Senior Services, will explain symptoms, types of strokes, treatment and prevention.


Hurricane Season Medical Reminders to Help You Be Prepared
Click her for a printable 2 page PDF of this reminder.

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.


Jess Parrish Medical Foundation and Parrish Medical Center Auxiliary Award 24 Scholarships for Study in Healthcare and Medicine

TITUSVILLE, FLA. (May 14, 2018) — Jess Parrish Medical Foundation (JPMF) and Parrish Medical Center (PMC) Auxiliary awarded $49,250 in scholarships to 24 outstanding college students and graduating high school seniors that distinguished themselves through passionate dedication to their communities and a pursuit of studies in the fields of medicine or healthcare.

Brevard Indo-American Medical and Dental Association (BIMDA), generous donor to the JPMF scholarship program is dedicated to supporting future generations of healthcareprofessionals. BIMDA committed funds through 2021 allowing for additional scholarships to be awarded annually.

"BIMDA is passionate about making an impact in the lives of students pursuing careers in healthcare related to human health, and is honored to play a role in helping our future healthcare professionals realize their dream," said Glad Kurian, honorary executive director. Thanks to BIMDA's support, six students were each awarded an additional $1,000 scholarship.

"BIMDA has been an outstanding partner, and we are grateful for their generosity, said Misty Wilson, JPMF director. They have made a lasting impact on the community, the students and their education."

This year's scholarship winners include, from Astronaut High School: Savannah Cantrell, Kailey Caudill, Maddalena Fairchild and Ahmad Radhi; from Edgewood Junior/Senior High School: Elizabeth Courey and Emily Kerness; home-educated Anna Backus; from Space Coast Junior/Senior High School: Shannon Washington; and from Titusville High School: Eboni Arnold, Emma Colvin, Jillian Eberhart, Siaunna Jenkins, Jessica O'Bryan, Kayla Ouellette, and Krishna Thakkar.

College students awarded scholarships include Tram-Anh Tran, University of Florida; Lindsey Hart, University of South Florida; and Lynette Gonzalez, Allison Hilton, Minh-Chau Le, Jessica Matteson, Abby Recicar, Makayla Rymkos and Kyle Sellers from the University of Central Florida.

Scholarship committee chair Bill Terry led the committee through the process of evaluating applicants in the areas of academic performance, awards and honors, extracurricular activities, leadership, community service and work experience, recommendation letters, application essay and PMC/JPMF affiliation.

"All of our recipients are exceptional and we look to them to lead the next generation in shaping the future of healthcare. We are delighted to be able to award our scholarships to such accomplished and deserving students," said Terry. "I would also like to extend heartfelt thanks to BIMDA, and to Barbara and Terry Terhune for their generous sponsorship of $1,000 toward the scholarship fund which allowed for additional students to be awarded."

Committee members include Santi Bulnes; Deborah Cox; Dot Hudson; Dennis Jones; Terry Lee; Patricia Manning, EdD; Roger Miller; Howard Rinker, DDS; Philip Simpson, PhD; and Barbara Terhune.

JPMF is investing in the future by awarding medical scholarships to residents in North Brevard County who are pursuing careers that one day will provide healing to our community.


Jess Parrish Medical Foundation Golf Classic Teed Up for The Children's Center and Raised More Than $62,000

TITUSVILLE, FLA, MAY 11, 2018 — More than 200 golfers and volunteers participated in the annual two-course Jess Parrish Medical Foundation (JPMF) "Fran Gerrett Memorial Golf Classic" on Friday, April 13 at La Cita Golf & Country Club and The Great Outdoors Golf Club.

Tournament participants enjoyed themed beverages on Par 3 holes along with games of chance to enhance their team score. The 18-hole scramble event was presented by the law firm of Zumpano Patricios & Winker, P.A. and raised more than $62,000 for The Children's Center (TCC) in Titusville.

"Zumpano Patricios & Winker, P.A. is honored to be a part of continuing the foundation's mission of providing healing experiences to families throughout Brevard County, and helping to make a difference for the next generation," says Joseph I. Zumpano, managing shareholder at Zumpano Patricios & Winker, P.A. "It is our privilege to support this outstanding event and the vital programs and services offered at The Children's Center."

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!"

Tournament proceeds benefit TCC, a service of Parrish Healthcare and one-stop childhood development resource center providing an array of health, education and human services under one roof for families with special needs and typically developing children of all ages and abilities.

"We are grateful for the support of the players, volunteers, our course partners--The Great Outdoors and La Cita--and everyone that contributes to the success of this annual event."Our sincerest thanks go out to the sponsors who help make this event possible. We could not do this without their partnerships," said tournament co-chair Greg Sparkman.

Nearly 50 sponsorships were secured by the committee from numerous community members and organizations. Gold sponsors included Susan Morse, UBS Senior Vice President; and RUSH Construction, Inc. Silver sponsors were Berkeley Research Group, LLC; and The Watauga Company. Bronze sponsors included Christine Sylvester; Coastal Ambulance Service; Bott-Anderson Partners, Inc.; Bill and Rachel Terry; DECO, LLC; and Regions Bank. Lunch sponsor: Firehouse Subs at Titus Landing.

Taking home top honors were the men's first-place teams of Jason Snodgrass, Todd Denson, Bob Jones and Mike Van Der Werken at La Cita Golf & Country Club and Steg Boyer, Jimmie Hendrix, Mark Flacone and Ryan Goodin at The Great Outdoors. The mixed first-place teams included players Travis Stover, John Stewart, Hilary Kuppinger and Philip Helmintoller at La Cita and Dawn England, Rick England, Janet Whittimore and Gary Chessa at The Great Outdoors. The foursome of Suzanne Yarbrough, Nancy Roberts, Mary Jane Thompson and Mary Ellen McCabe took top women's team honors at La Cita.

The golf classic is organized by community leaders and volunteers. The committee was led by event co-chairs Kathy Myer and Greg Sparkman. Other members of the golf committee include Santi Bulnes, Amy Craddock, Anita Currie, Lori Duester, Esther Porta, Christie Rimsky, 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 (Zumapno Patricios Winker & Helsten). 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 Cancer Program Reaccredited
by American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer

Parrish's program is area's longest continually accredited cancer program

TITUSVILLE, FLA. (April 20, 2018)—Parrish Medical Center (PMC) has extended its streak as the area's longest continually accredited cancer program by again earning certification from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC).

The PMC program, first accredited in 1989, is one of only two CoC-recognized programs in Brevard County. PMC's already-accredited cancer treatment program expanded to even broader patient care dimensions and services in 2016 when PMC and OMNI Healthcare, Brevard's only physician-owned and managed multispecialty group, partnered in Titusville to open the Parrish Cancer Center.

To earn CoC accreditation—denoting quality assurance based on American College of Surgeons' standards—a cancer program must voluntarily meet 34 CoC care quality standards, be evaluated every three years, and maintain levels of excellence in patient-centered care.

George Mikitarian, PMC president and CEO, said that accreditation sends to patients and families an important message about our commitment to quality care.

"They can have confidence – particularly in the demonstrated excellence over three decades – in the objective measurement, accomplishment, and results, of PMC's cancer treatment program," Mikitarian said. "It's all part of our PMC vision: healing families, healing communities."

As members of a CoC-accredited program, PMC's team treats cancer in its various forms through the integrated care of surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, diagnostic radiologists, pathologists, and other cancer specialists.

PMC, a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, also works with Mayo Clinic to bring Brevard County the nation's most advanced cancer care.

Parrish Cancer Center patients have access to the Mayo Clinic Care Network's information on clinical trials and new treatments, genetic counseling, and patient-centered services. Among these are psycho-social support, a patient navigation process, and a survivorship care plan that improves cancer survivors' quality of life.

"The CoC Accreditation Program is the framework through which PMC continuously improves its patient care quality," said Edwin Loftin, senior vice president of Integrated and Acute Care Services and chief nursing officer.

"Our focus on healing includes prevention, early diagnosis, cancer staging, correct treatment, rehabilitation, life-long follow-up for recurrent disease, and end-of-life care," Loftin added. "The work, resources, and cooperation among healthcare providers and organizations add up to a better experience for patients and their families," Loftin added.

As a CoC-accredited program, PMC maintains a cancer registry and contributes data to the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB), a joint program of the CoC and American Cancer Society. Data enables CoC-accredited cancer programs like PMC's to share information and improve quality.

The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 1.7 million cases of cancer will be diagnosed in 2018. When cancer patients seek care locally at a CoC-accredited cancer program, they have access to advanced cancer care close to home. The CoC Hospital Locator provides the public with information on CoC-accredited programs: https://www.facs.org/search/cancer-programs.

For more information about Parrish's Cancer Program, visit parrishhealthcare.com/cancer, or call the cancer care patient navigator at 321-268-6111, ext. 3544. # # # About Commission on Cancer Established in 1922 by the American College of Surgeons, the CoC is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving patient outcomes and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education, and the monitoring of comprehensive, quality care. Its membership includes Fellows of the American College of Surgeons. For more information, visit: www.facs.org/cancer.



Jess Parrish Medical Foundation Hosts Benefit Golf Classic

Zumpano, Patricios & Winker, P.A. Returns as Presenting Sponsor

TITUSVILLE, FLA. (March 22, 2018)—Jess Parrish Medical Foundation (JPMF) has announced the law firm of Zumpano, Patricios & Winker, P.A. as the presenting sponsor for the annual Fran Gerrett Memorial Golf Classic on Friday, April 13.

More than 200 golfers are expected to play in the two-course tournament with all proceeds benefiting The Children's Center (TCC), a service of Parrish Healthcare, and one-stop childhood development resource center. TCC provides a safe and healing environment for special needs and/or typically developing children to learn and grow, along with an array of health, education and human services under one roof.

"Zumpano, Patricios & Winker, P.A. is honored to once again partner with Jess Parrish Medical Foundation as presenting sponsor for this year's Fran Gerrett Memorial Golf Classic. We are committed to continuing the foundation's mission of providing healing experiences to families throughout Brevard County, and it is our privilege to support future generations through the vital programs and services offered at The Children's Center," said Joseph I. Zumpano, managing 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 refuge.

Course selection is first-come, first-choice with paid registration. The tournament format will be a four-player scramble with fun contests, including a chance to win a $1,000 cash prize when purchasing a raffle ticket for $20.

Participants need not be present to win. Winners will be announced immediately following the awards ceremony. The tournament is a fun-filled event which allows you to golf and give back at the same time.

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, Esther Porta, Christie Rimsky, Leigh Spradling, Misty Wilson and Suzanne Yarbrough.

The foundation welcomes all businesses and organizations to participate and support the event. A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available beginning at $500. Individual player costs are $85, which includes golf, lunch and dinner.

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. Click for a PDF of this announcement.


PARRISH MEDICAL CENTER AND OMNI HEALTHCARE ANNOUNCE MEDICAL GROUP MANAGEMENT AGREEMENT

BREVARD, FLA. (March 20, 2018)—Parrish Medical Center and OMNI Healthcare have entered into a management agreement whereby OMNI Healthcare will manage the day-to-day operations of the Parrish Medical Group (PMG), a large network of National Committee for Quality Assurance certified patient-centered medical homes and specialists.

To the OMNI Healthcare website. "OMNI Healthcare looks forward to this partnership and offering our proven expertise to help Parrish Medical Group grow and extend the reach of its nationally-certified medical care as well as achieve greater patient and provider satisfaction through improved operational efficiencies," said Craig Deligdish, MD, president, OMNI Healthcare.

"OMNI Healthcare is a valued partner within our nationally certified integrated care system that shares our unwavering commitment to providing the people and communities we have the honor to serve with access to the highest levels of quality medical care," said George Mikitarian, president/CEO, Parrish Medical Center. "This management agreement will result in fortifying and further improving upon the exceptional care and patient experience outcomes being achieved by our Parrish Medical Group care partners," added Mikitarian.

During the last two years, OMNI Healthcare has assisted Parrish Medical Center in the management of its Commission on Cancer (CoC) accredited inpatient cancer program and with managing a shared commitment to cancer patients through the development of the Parrish Cancer Center. Additionally, through collaboration on a Medicare Shared Savings ACO, Parrish and OMNI Healthcare are effectively creating systems of care to lower healthcare costs, while continuing to raise the bar on quality, safety and patient experiences.


Parrish Medical Center Celebrates 1,000th Enrollment in Partners in Healing Program

TITUSVILLE, FLA. (March 15, 2018)— One thousand Parrish Medical Center patients have enrolled in Partners in Healing, a collaboration between PMC and the local faith community.

George C. Partelow and Jerald Smith
Jerald Smith (right), Parrish Medical Center Chaplain, George C. Partelow (left), Patient and Partners in Healing 1000th enrollee.

"The Partners in Healing program is great!" "I love that my church and my hospital are working together to offer support to me when I'm in the hospital and when I go home," said George C. Partelow, the 1,000th person to enroll in the program as of February.

As a healing hospital, PMC began partnering with local faith communities in 2013 to provide patients with spiritual and emotional support. Today, 25 congregations are actively involved.

For many patients, a hospitalization brings treatments requiring a brief recovery and quick return to good health. For others, it is a new reality of a life changed.

"Recognizing that good spiritual and emotional health has a positive effect on physical health and recovery from illness, our program provides a team of hospital pastoral care and local congregation members to provide follow-up support," said Jerald Smith, PMC Chaplain. "We want to be sure that our patients have everything they need for a full recovery and that their healing continues after they leave the hospital."


Parrish Medical Group Welcomes Primary Care Physician Jibril D. Skaden, MD

Jibril D. Skaden, MD BREVARD COUNTY, FLA. (March 7, 2018)—Parrish Medical Group (PMG) welcomes Jibril D. Skaden, MD, as its newest board-certified physician in family medicine.

Dr. Skaden joins Benjamin Nettleton, DO; Sandra Ogata Keefe, MD; Julio Pagan, MD; and Rachel Loeffler, ARNP, at the PMG Primary Care practice, located on the second floor of the Parrish Healthcare Center at 5005 Port St. John Parkway, Cocoa, Florida 32927.

Dr. Skaden is board certified through the American Board of Family Medicine. He earned his medical degree from SUNY Downstate Medical School in Brooklyn, New York and completed his residency in Family and Social Medicine with Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, New York.

Dr. Skaden is also currently pursuing his board certification in Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

PMG Primary Care is currently accepting new patients. Medicare, Medicaid, and most insurance are accepted. Visit parrishmedgroup.com to request an appointment online or call 321-504-0556 for an appointment.


Parrish Medical Center Recognized at World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit

BREVARD COUNTY, FLA (March 6, 2018)—A world conference held in London, England on patient safety, science and technology recognized Parrish Medical Center (PMC) as the world's first hospital to commit to a series of lifesaving patient safety goals and presented a humanitarian award to the PMC official leading the hospital's work on the safety project.

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation's 6th annual World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit, co-convened by the European Society of Anesthesiology, took place Feb. 23 - 25 in central London with healthcare practitioners and industry members attending from at least 25 countries.

PMC was recognized as the world's first hospital to earn the Patient Safety Movement Foundation's 5-Star Hospital Ranking which acknowledges PMC for implementing the Foundation's 13 Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS). The Patient Safety Movement seeks by 2020 to eliminate preventable hospital errors, thereby saving an estimated 1,000 lives every day in U.S. hospitals.

Edwin Loftin, PMC's senior vice president of Integrated and Acute Care Services and chief nursing officer, received one of two humanitarian awards presented by the Foundation for his work at PMC in implementing the APSS. The conference's other humanitarian award was presented to Rt. Hon. Jeremy Hunt, a member of the British House of Commons and Secretary of State for Health and Social Care.

"These are events of great pride and even more satisfaction for PMC's 1,300 care partners," said George Mikitarian, PMC president and chief executive officer.

"Pride in that their efforts have once again merited international recognition, and even greater satisfaction in making patient safety a lifesaving, care-improving, priority within PMC's mission of healing experiences for everyone all the time."

Joe Kiani, Patient Safety Movement Foundation founder, said at the London presentation that the staff was taken aback when PMC first announced its intention to meet all Actionable Patient Safety Solutions.

"Parrish made so many commitments to implement processes that were proven to reduce medical error that our staff believed it was an error," Kiani said. "However, when we spoke with Edwin, his response was "Why wouldn't we make all these commitments?"

Kiani visited PMC in January 2018 to personally present the 5-Star Hospital Ranking Award to PMC's board of directors, administration, and care partners. During his visit he also used Twitter to commend PMC and said, "We can get to zero (preventable hospital errors) worldwide if every hospital plans for zero by implementing all of the processes."

PMC has in recent years been named Florida's safest hospital by Consumer Reports; by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as Florida's No. 1 hospital for patient safety, quality of care, and patient experience; and has earned multiple other care and safety honors.

During Kiani's January visit, some of PMC's specific patient safety accomplishments were noted:

When PMC committed itself to meeting all 13 Actionable Patient Safety Solutions, Mikitarian charged Loftin with implementing the program hospitalwide.

"It was George Mikitarian's vision to make PMC not just a nationally, but internationally recognized hospital for patient safety," Loftin said. "Our board of directors assented, and laid out its expectations for safety. Our job is to meet those expectations."

Loftin, accepting his award, told the conference, "One of the first questions I am often asked is ‘why?' followed closely by ‘how?' Why do we commit to patient safety? That's easy. Every patient's life, every person's life, matters.

"Committing to zero by 2020 is the right thing to do, and like most things worth doing, it isn't easy. It takes hard work. The commitment our care partners make to apply every Actionable Patient Safety Solution comes from the heart and from a deep love and respect for our community."

The conference's keynote speaker was former U.S. President Bill Clinton, who has undergone several heart procedures, including open-heart surgery. The Patient Safety Movement Foundation's website says that for 2017, 81,533 lives have been saved worldwide through the implementation of processes such as APSS.

Edwin Loftin & Joe Kiani
Edwin Loftin (right), PMC's senior vice president of Integrated and Acute Care Services and chief nursing officer received one of two humanitarian awards from Joe Kiani (left), Patient Safety Movement Foundation founder, at the 6th annual World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit in London, England last month.
Modupeola Abiodun, MD

Parrish Medical Group Welcomes Primary Care Physician Modupeola Abiodun, MD

BREVARD COUNTY, FLA. (February 22, 2018)—Parrish Medical Group welcomes Modupeola Abiodun, MD, as its newest board-certified physician in family medicine and obesity medicine.

Dr. Abiodun received her medical degree from American University of Antigua College of Medicine in Woods, Antigua and Barbuda. She completed her residency at the Genesys Regional Medical Center, affiliated with Michigan State University, in Grand Blanc, Michigan.

Born in Giessen, West Germany, Dr. Abiodun grew up in Nigeria, graduating from Babcock University in Ogun State, Nigeria with a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology.

Dr. Abiodun joins Patricia Alexander, MD; Victor Boodhoo, MD; Madonna Hanna, MD; Rhu-Jade Raguindin, MD; and Ethan Webb, MD at the PMG Primary Care – Titusville practice conveniently located in the Parrish Healthcare Center at Titus Landing, 250 Harrison Street, Titusville, and is currently accepting new patients with Medicare, Medicaid, and most insurances.

Please call 321-268-6868 for an appointment.



Parrish Cancer Center Welcomes Oncology Physician

Parrish Cancer Center welcomes Dr. Cecil O. Robertson OMNI Healthcare TITUSVILLE, FLA. (February 16, 2018) — Parrish Cancer Center welcomes Dr. Cecil O. Robertson as its newest board-certified physician in medical oncology and hematology.

Cecil Robertson, M.D, received his medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Harlem Hospital Center, a program affiliated with Columbia University school of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. He completed his fellowship in hematology and medical oncology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine at Queens Hospital Center. After completing his fellowship, Dr. Robertson moved to Florida where he has lived and practiced for the last twenty years.

"I'm looking forward to working with people that give good quality care," says Dr. Robertson. He is conveniently located in the Parrish Cancer Center at 845 Medical Drive, Suite B, Titusville, FL 32796 and is currently accepting new patients with Medicare, Medicaid, and most insurances.

Please call 321-529-6202 for an appointment.


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

TITUSVILLE, FLA, February 14, 2018—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 2018.

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 an unweighted grade point average of 3.0 or greater, based on a 4.0 scale. Students previously awarded a JPMF and/or PMC Auxiliary scholarship may reapply provided they are continuing studies 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 attending 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. Submission deadline is Friday, March 9, 2018.


Jess Parrish Medical Foundation Celebrates Gala Success

TITUSVILLE, FLA, February 8, 2018— Jess Parrish Medical Foundation's annual benefit gala, Soirée by the Sea, was a tremendous success raising more than $145,000 in net proceeds to benefit The Children's Center. Presented by the law firm of GrayRobinson, P.A. and Laura & William Boyles, the event was held at Cruise Terminal One, Port Canaveral and attracted more than 400 guests.

Event co-chairs Judy Allender, Holly Carver and Heather Loyd, along with committee members, planned an elegant 1940s cruise-themed evening complete with a captain's dinner that included Captain Ed Lanni, who was the first to sail into Port Canaveral in 1950 aboard the LST-694 and Captain John Murray, Canaveral Port Authority CEO and Port Director. Guests were greeted by the sounds of Tropical Groove as they shopped the silent-auction and met characters reminiscent of the 1941 movie, That Night in Rio. Gala attendees were taken back in time with live entertainment by The EA Group, which included a dinner show complete with singing waiters, an improv artist and Broadway veteran Melissa Minyard who performed songs from the 1940s just as she has on cruise ships around the world.

Three bright and talented kids from The Parrish Children's Center, Devon, Rachel and Jacob, captivated the audience. Rachel, with the assistance of Devon, shared stories about her experiences at The Children's Center and those of friends who have also been helped by the many programs and services available. Jacob, whose dream is to entertain the world through his music, performed a freestyle dance and drum solo bringing the crowd to its feet.

The Children's Center, a service of Parrish Healthcare and one-stop childhood development resource center, 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.

The Children's Center Futures Fund was established to ensure these services are available long into the future by setting aside funds for annual operating needs, new or expanded services, unanticipated expenses and capital projects. Thanks to the generosity of organizations and individuals in our community, funds generated from Soirée by the Sea closed the gap and aided The Children's Center in reaching the $1 million fundraising milestone for the Futures Fund.

"It was our privilege to be the presenting sponsor of this great event, and we are delighted to support the development of future generations of our children through programs and services offered at The Children's Center. We believe in continuing the foundation's mission of providing healing experiences to families throughout Brevard County," said William A. Boyles, shareholder at GrayRobinson, P.A.

Judy Allender and Richard Boggs, underwriting co-chairs, helped secure more than 100 sponsorships from numerous community members and organizations. Sponsors included, at the First Mate level: Bermello Ajamil & Partners, Inc.; and at the Excursion level: Allender & Allender P.A./Port Commissioner 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 include: 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; Bob & Jessie Kirk/Kirk Realty; Loyd Contracting Co., Inc.; Mr. & Mrs. George Mikitarian; Precision Shapes, Inc.; Kindred; Ron Norris – Buick, GMC, Honda & Ford; Sodexo; Dr. Tanya Taival, Obstetrics & Gynecology; TeamHealth Anesthesia & Parrish Anesthesia Specialists and TeamHealth Emergency Medicine Division. Media sponsors include: Brevard Business News, FLORIDA TODAY and SCB Marketing. Other generous sponsors were recognized at the event.

"On behalf of the Jess Parrish Medical Foundation board of directors and staff, we extend our heartfelt thanks to all those who supported our 2017 gala and contributed to its success. We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of community support which will impact and change our future generations," said Gene Sego, chair, JPMF board of directors.

Committee members include Richard Boggs, Ginny Bradford, Winnie Brewer, Kelley Broome, Mary Coleman, Amy Craddock, Lori Duester, Voncile Franklin, Betty Greene, Dawn Hohnhorst, Melissa Lugo, Christina Morrison, Susan Morse, Candi Neuweiler, Elana Pitcher, Tara Ruch, Leigh Spradling and Dr. Tanya Taival.

<i>Soirée by the Sea</i> Committee
Soirée by the Sea was an enormous success thanks to the dedicated committee of local community members. Back row (L-R): Amy Craddock, Kelley Broome, Richard Boggs, Heather Loyd, Holly Carver, Misty Wilson, Candi Neuweiler, and Esther Porta; Front row (L-R): Leigh Spradling, Judy Allender, Ginny Bradford and Dr. Tanya Taival.

About GrayRobinson, P.A
Founded in 1970, GrayRobinson is a full-service corporate law firm providing legal and lobbying services across the state of Florida. With 300 attorneys and consultants in 14 locations across the state of Florida, GrayRobinson proudly serves Fortune 500 companies, emerging businesses, lending institutions, local and state agencies, developers, entrepreneurs and individuals across Florida, the nation and the world. Throughout the years, GrayRobinson has continued to stay ahead of the curve with a firm commitment to creativity and innovation. For more information, visit www.gray-robinson.com.


Parrish Medical Group Welcomes Primary Care Physician Dixitkumar N. Modi, MD

Dixitkumar N. Modi, MD PORT ST. JOHN, MELBOURNE, PORT CANAVERAL & TITUSVILLE, FLA. (January 15, 2018)—Parrish Medical Group, with offices in Titusville, Port St. John, Port Canaveral and Suntree/Melbourne, welcomes Dixitkumar N. Modi, MD, as its newest board-certified physician in family medicine.

Dr. Modi has practiced medicine since 2002 - most recently as a primary care physician with TriHealth Physician Partners, Bethesda Group Practice, in Lebanon, Ohio.

Dr. Modi also serves in the U.S. Army Reserve, Medical Support Unit 7241 out of Lexington, Kentucky.

He received his medical degree in 2002 from Baroda Medical College at the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda in Gujarat, India. He completed his residency with the Selma Family Residency Program, affiliated with the University of Alabama at Birmingham, in 2009.

Dr. Modi is conveniently located in the Parrish Healthcare Center at Port Canaveral, 390 Challenger Road, and is currently accepting new patients with Medicare, Medicaid, and most insurances. Please call 321-633-8640 for an appointment.


Pamela Tronetti, DO, AGSF, elected to serve as Parrish Medical Staff president

First woman and doctor of Osteopathic Medicine to be elected medical staff president

Pamela Tronetti, DO, AGSF TITUSVILLE, FLA. (January 11, 2018)— Members of the Parrish Medical Center medical staff have elected Pamela Tronetti, DO, AGSF, as president of the hospital's medical staff, making her the first woman and first doctor of osteopathic medicine to hold the position.

Tronetti, board-certified and fellowship-trained in family practice and geriatric medicine physician, will serve as president in 2018.

As medical staff president, Dr. Tronetti is an ex-officio member of the PMC Board of Directors, presides over the Medical Executive Committee, and all medical staff committees and departments.

She succeeds as medical staff president Aluino L. Ochoa, MD, who served throughout 2017.

"Quality and safety are at the heart of everything that Parrish does and our physicians play a leadership role," said Dr. Tronetti. "I have the privilege to work with physicians who practice evidence-based medicine based on national standards while retaining that small-town touch."

Caring for senior citizens is Dr. Tronetti's medical practice focus, with particular attention on dementia, other complex medical problems, and caregiver support and education.

She received her medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; completed her internship and residency of general practice at the Millcreek Community Hospital in Erie, Pennsylvania; and a fellowship at the Philadelphia Geriatric Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Tronetti, a national expert on elder care, has published numerous articles in professional and general interest publications, among them the Journal of the American Medical Association, Vim and Vigor magazine, and a recurring column in the Health Section of Florida Today. She also is a frequent speaker across the country on the subject of elder care.

The American Geriatrics Society Board of Directors and its 2014 Awards Committee selected Dr. Tronetti for the AGS Clinician of the Year Award, which honors clinicians who make outstanding contributions to quality healthcare to older people.

Dr. Tronetti's office is located at the Parrish Senior Consultation Center, 805-A Century Medical Drive in Titusville.











 


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