Parrish Medical Center was recently designated as a Gynecological Surgery
Center of Excellence by the American Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery
(AIMIS). The accomplishment was achieved after passing a series of rigorous
criteria established by the accrediting body.
The Gynecological Center of Excellence designation gives the North Brevard
community added assurances that Parrish Medical Center has not only passed
and exceeded existing norms for minimally invasive surgery quality and
delivery, but also has accredited AIMIS physicians.
“We continue to assess and institute the use of latest technology
and teaching methods that advance continued use and implementation of
minimally invasive surgery,” said Steven McCarus, MD, Chief Executive
Officer of AIMIS.
“Parrish Medical Center has now joined only a handful of leading
hospitals around the nation—and the only one in Brevard County—to
enjoy the AIMIS accreditation.” “Parrish Medical Center is
proud of its distinguished track-record for excellence in women’s
health,” said George Mikitarian, PMC President and CEO. “This
most recent accreditation further demonstrates the unwavering commitment
of our physicians and entire team of care partners to continuous clinical
and surgical excellence.”
“Gynecologists Tayna Taival and Christina Caito are key care partners
in this great achievement,” said Matthew Graybill, PMC Director
of Perioperative Services. “Their commitment to advancing their
surgical skill set along with the nurses and scrub technicians they work
with and their on-going collaboration with surgical leadership to advance
the training, tools and technologies needed to evolve this more minimally
invasive approach made a difference.”
Approximately 600,000 hysterectomies are performed each year in the United
States, making it the second most common procedure performed on women
in the nation.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated
two-thirds of these operations involve open surgeries rather than minimally
invasive laparoscopic methods.
AIMIS is focused on advancing solutions to facilitate the conversion of
a greater percentage of procedures from more traumatic, open surgeries
to laparoscopic approaches that offer patients shorter hospitalizations
and faster returns to normal activities.