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The Joint Commission awards integrated care recertification to Parrish Medical Center, nation's first - and only - to earn integrated care recognition

The Joint Commission awards integrated care recertification to Parrish Medical Center,

nation’s first - and only - to earn integrated care recognition

TITUSVILLE, FL (Feb. 20, 2019)— The integrated health care system created by Parrish Medical Center (PMC) has earned recertification after an intensive review by America’s premier health care accrediting body.

Parrish Healthcare, a collaborative structure of health care partners, remains the nation’s only certified integrated care system meeting the standards of The Joint Commission. The Joint Commission reviewers specializing in integrated care determined Parrish Healthcare again met the high standards to achieve certification renewal.

“The Joint Commission’s standards for recertification were even tougher than the first time,” said George Mikitarian, PMC and Parrish Healthcare president and CEO. “That Parrish Healthcare has received it for the second time is a tribute to the collaboration and commitment of our care partners,” said Mikitarian. “Certification makes the statement about the legitimacy of our integrated care system more clearly than a hundred marketing campaigns by health care organizations that haven’t successfully put forth the same time, work, and resources to achieve accreditation.”

Parrish Healthcare’s first certification was in 2016. The integrated care system created by PMC includes partners – such as Mayo Clinic and Nemours – that are independent of each other but work together within Parrish Healthcare with the goal of continuously improving patient care (Parrish Medical Center is also a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network).

“We’re proud and humbled to have again accomplished this for our patients’ benefit,” said Mikitarian.


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 network of healthcare providers, insurers and others working together to improve quality and safety and lower healthcare costs on behalf of individuals, families and businesses.

About The Joint Commission

An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.