Brevard’s most nationally recognized hospital for quality, safety
For the 25th straight year, no taxes will be assessed to support operations
of the North Brevard County Hospital District d/b/a Parrish Medical Center (PMC).
PMC’s board of directors voted unanimously during public hearings
on Sept. 23 to establish the millage rate and budget for fiscal year 2020.
PMC is an independent, public, not-for-profit hospital, and state law gives
the North Brevard Hospital District (d/b/a Parrish Medical Center) the
authority to set a tax rate to support hospital operations.
However, unlike most public hospitals, the PMC Board of Directors has for
25 years chosen not to use tax dollars as a means of funding the hospital.
“PMC serves the community’s health through compassionate and
exceptional care and is recognized as one of the nation’s best in
clinical care, patient safety and patient experience,” said PMC
Board Chairman Herman A. Cole, Jr. “We are pleased to continue to
take this position on behalf of the community we serve while also investing
tens of millions of dollars back into North Brevard each year in charity
care and services.”
“As long as the community continues to support PMC – PMC will
be able to continue to support the community,” concluded Cole.