Mayo Clinic and Parrish Medical Center officials have announced Parrish
Medical Center (PMC) as the 29th member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network.
PMC is the first Central Florida member of the network and the third in Florida.
The Mayo Clinic Care Network extends Mayo Clinic’s knowledge to physicians
and providers interested in working together in the best interest of their
patients. Using digital technology, physicians with Parrish Medical Group
and the Florida Health Network will be able to collaborate with Mayo Clinic
on patient care, community health and innovative health care delivery.
These physicians will have access to the latest evidence-based medical
information through the AskMayoExpert database and connect directly with
Mayo specialists on questions related to complex medical cases.
“We’re excited to formalize our relationship with Parrish Medical
Center,” says William Rupp, M.D., chief executive officer of Mayo
Clinic in Florida. “We share a commitment to improving care and
value for patients and this has become increasingly important in a changing
health care environment. By sharing what we know, we can complement local
physician expertise and address patients’ needs while improving
the efficiency and effectiveness of their care.”
“Parrish Medical Center is honored to be the first hospital in Central
Florida selected to be a Mayo Clinic Care Network member,” says
George Mikitarian, president and CEO of Parrish Medical Center. “Collaborating
with Mayo Clinic through the Mayo Clinic Care Network is the result of
Parrish Medical Center’s commitment to providing the highest quality
health care available anywhere.” “Mayo Clinic and Parrish
Medical Center have worked together for patients for many years,”
says Stephen Lange, M.D., Southeast medical director of the Mayo Clinic
Care Network. “We are pleased now to welcome our colleagues to the
network. This formal collaboration will deepen and broaden our relationship
to benefit patients locally.”
The Mayo Clinic Care Network represents non-ownership relationships. Members
share a goal of improving the delivery of health care in their communities
through high-quality, collaborative medical care. The primary goal of
the network is to help people gain the benefits of Mayo Clinic expertise
close to home, ensuring that patients only travel outside of the region
when necessary. Since its inception in 2011, the network has membership
that extends to 15 states, from California to Vermont and Minnesota to
Florida, as well as Puerto Rico and Mexico.
About Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit worldwide leader in medical care, research and
education for people from all walks of life. For more information, please
visit www.mayoclinic.org/about/ and www.mayoclinic.org/news.
About Parrish Medical Center
Parrish Medical Center (PMC), located at 951 N. Washington Ave., Titusville,
Florida, is a 210-bed, not-for-profit acute care public medical center
serving North Brevard County for more than 50 years. PMC is internationally
recognized for its healing environment. PMC is ranked by Consumer Reports
Magazine as Florida’s safest hospital. PMC has earned five consecutive
‘A’ grades in patient safety from the Leapfrog Group’s
Hospital Patient Safety Report. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
Services rank PMC as Central Florida’s No. 1 hospital, America’s
No. 5 independent public hospital, and in the top six percent of all U.S.
hospitals, in the areas of clinical care, the quality of the patient experience,
and cost. For more information, please visit www.parrishmed.com and www.healthbridge.parrishmed.com.
About Parrish Medical Group
Parrish Medical Group is North Brevard’s largest network of primary
care physicians and specialists. PMG physicians are specialized in many
areas of medicine and together, have one common goal—to provide
coordinated, comprehensive healthcare to the community. For more information
please visit parrishmedgroup.com or call 321-268-6PMG (6764).