Newswise — TITUSVILLE, Fla. — Mayo Clinic and Parrish Medical Center officials have announced Parrish Medical Center (PMC) as the 29th member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. PMC is the first Central Florida member of the network and the third in Florida.
The Mayo Clinic Care Network extends Mayo Clinic’s knowledge to physicians and providers interested in working together in the best interest of their patients. Using digital technology, physicians with Parrish Medical Group and the Florida Health Network will be able to collaborate with Mayo Clinic on patient care, community health and innovative health care delivery. These physicians will have access to the latest evidence-based medical information through the AskMayoExpert database and connect directly with Mayo specialists on questions related to complex medical cases.
“We’re excited to formalize our relationship with Parrish Medical Center,” says William Rupp, M.D., chief executive officer of Mayo Clinic in Florida. “We share a commitment to improving care and value for patients, and this has become increasingly important in a changing health care environment. By sharing what we know, we can complement local physician expertise and address patients’ needs while improving the efficiency and effectiveness of their care.”
“Parrish Medical Center is honored to be the first hospital in Central Florida selected to be a Mayo Clinic Care Network member,” says George Mikitarian, president and CEO of Parrish Medical Center. “Collaborating with Mayo Clinic through the Mayo Clinic Care Network is the result of Parrish Medical Center’s commitment to providing the highest quality health care available anywhere.”
“Mayo Clinic and Parrish Medical Center have worked together for patients for many years,” says Stephen Lange, M.D., Southeast medical director of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. “We are pleased now to welcome our colleagues to the network. This formal collaboration will deepen and broaden our relationship to benefit patients locally.”
The Mayo Clinic Care Network represents nonownership relationships. Members share a goal of improving the delivery of health care in their communities through high-quality, collaborative medical care. The primary goal of the network is to help people gain the benefits of Mayo Clinic expertise close to home, ensuring that patients only travel outside of the region when necessary. Since its inception in 2011, the network has membership that extends to 15 states, from California to Vermont and Minnesota to Florida, as well as Puerto Rico and Mexico.
About Mayo Clinic Recognizing 150 years of serving humanity in 2014, Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit worldwide leader in medical care, research and education for people from all walks of life. For more information, visit 150years.mayoclinic.org, www.mayoclinic.org and newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org.
About Parrish Medical CenterParrish Medical Center (PMC), located at 951 N. Washington Ave., Titusville, Florida, is a 210-bed, not-for-profit acute care public medical center serving North Brevard County for more than 50 years. PMC is internationally recognized for its healing environment. PMC is ranked by Consumer Reports Magazine as Florida’s safest hospital. PMC has earned five consecutive ‘A’ grades in patient safety from the Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Patient Safety Report. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services rank PMC as Central Florida’s No. 1 hospital, America’s No. 5 independent public hospital, and in the top 6 percent of all U.S. hospitals, in the areas of clinical care, the quality of the patient experience, and cost. For more information, please visit www.parrishmed.com and www.healthbridge.parrishmed.com.