The Joint Commission awards integrated care recertification to Parrish
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.