Andrew (Drew) Waterman, an experienced healthcare executive, is Parrish
Healthcare’s new vice president of ambulatory services.
Waterman comes to Parrish from Providence Health Northeast in Colombia,
S.C., one of the Providence Hospitals group, where he served for 12 years,
most recently as vice president and chief administrative officer of the
hospital’s orthopedics program.
“Andrew’s multi-faceted healthcare background fits perfectly
with our nationally certified integrated care approach and our mission
of providing healing experiences for everyone all the time,” said
George Mikitarian, president and CEO Parrish Medical Center | Parrish
“Integrated care means that everyone throughout our healthcare system
is communicating and coordinating care with the patient and one another
to eliminate unnecessary duplication of services, improve clinical quality
and patient safety, and reduce healthcare costs,” Mikitarian added.
“Drew’s experience is a plus and we’re delighted to
have him join us.”
Waterman’s roles since 2005 at Providence Hospitals included managing
or directing departments that include laboratory; radiology; respiratory
therapy; physical and occupational therapy; imaging; inpatient services;
Parrish has an amazing national reputation for the high quality of care,
safety, and patients’ experiences,” Waterman said. “It’s
an honor to be part of the Parrish Healthcare team of care partners who
are making such a tremendous difference in lives of the people and communities
served, and I look forward to contributing to the system’s continued
As Ambulatory Services vice president Waterman will lead:
- Parrish Health & Fitness Center,
- Parrish Healthcare Centers (Port Canaveral, Titusville, Port St. John,
- Parrish Medical Group, north Brevard’s largest network of primary
care physicians and specialists, and
- The Children’s Center, a childhood development resource center.
Waterman will also oversee Ambulatory (outpatient) Services for Parrish
Healthcare, a regional network formed by PMC to improve patient care service
integration. Parrish Healthcare is made up of hundreds of patient and
family-centered healthcare providers and in 2016 earned America’s
first certification as an integrated care network from The Joint Commission,
the nation’s premier healthcare accrediting organization. The Joint
Commission annually surveys and accredits more than 21,000 healthcare
providers and programs.
Waterman attended Ashford University, based in San Diego, Calif., where
he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in healthcare
administration and management. He is a retired U.S. Army veteran.