George Mikitarian has led Parrish Medical Center (PMC) as President/CEO since 2001. He began his tenure with PMC in 1996 as Chief Operating Officer.
Dr. Mikitarian is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives with a Doctorate in Healthcare Administration from the Medical University of South Carolina, a master's degree in Health Services Administration from Indiana University School of Medicine, and a bachelor's degree in Health and Physical Education from Bridgewater State College.
On behalf of PMC, Dr. Mikitarian has been awarded several honors, including Citizen of the Year by Florida Today/Gannett and was a Junior Achievement Spirit of Achievement recipient.
Under his leadership, PMC was one of the nation's first replacement facilities to be constructed using evidenced-based healing design. Today, PMC is internationally recognized for its healing environment. PMC was voted America's #1 Healing Hospital by The Baptist Healing Trust (Nashville, TN), for cultivating a culture of loving service for three consecutive years.
Other accomplishments include:
- Parrish Medical Center ranked as Central Florida’s No. 1 hospital, America’s No. 5 independent public hospital, and in the top six percent of all U.S. hospitals, based on data compiled by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on clinical care, the quality of the patient experience, and cost. PMC is ranked as Brevard’s lowest-cost hospital.
- Named Hospital of Choice by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers in 2008 and 2012.
- Designated as a National Spirit of Women Premier Hospital for exceeding national standards of excellence in women's health.
- Opened Florida's first Silver LEED certified "green" outpatient center in May 2007, named LEED Project of the Year by Central Florida Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council in 2008.
- Earned Modern Healthcare's Spirit of Excellence award for service.
- Received the nation's first Discovery Award for exceptional patient experiences from Starizon and the Centers for Health Design.
- Ranked among the top 20% of American hospitals for quality cardiac care according to CMS data.
- Development of a first-of-its-kind Health Village for senior health services.
- Earned United Way of Brevard Chairman's Circle Award for civic and charitable contributions to the community.
- Received the Commissioner's Business Recognition Award from the Florida Education Foundation and Florida Department of Education in honor of outstanding commitment to improving education.
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President/Chief Executive Officer
Tim Skeldon serves as Parrish Medical Center's Executive Vice President for Corporate Finance. He brings 25 years of professional experience to the medical center.
Under his leadership, PMC has maintained the organization's A credit rating.
Prior to assuming his present position in 1999, he was Vice President/Chief Financial Officer at Central Florida Regional Hospital, Sanford, Florida. He also has been Controller at Fawcett Memorial Hospital, Port Charlotte, Florida, Columbia Medical Center, Sandford, Florida and Columbia Park Medical Center, Orlando, FL; and Senior Accountant with Ernst & Young, Orlando, Florida.
He graduated from the University of Central Florida where he received his bachelor's degree in Accountancy, magna cum laude. Mr. Skeldon went on to receive his master's degree in Accountancy from UCF.
He is a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Florida Association for Managed Care Professionals (FAMCP), Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA), and Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA). He is a Fellow Healthcare Financial Management Association (FHFMA), American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
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Christopher A. McAlpine
Christopher A. McAlpine serves as Senior Vice President, Administration Transformation/CTO. McAlpine received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Allegheny College in Meadville, Penn., and a Juris Doctor from the New England School of Law in Boston, Mass. His educational background also includes a specialty degree in risk management from Northeastern University, Boston, Mass. He has several published articles on topics including medical malpractice, physician recruitment and medical staff relationships.
McAlpine's PMC responsibilities include management of outpatient clinical departments including: Diagnostic Imaging, Rehabilitation Medicine, and Clinical Laboratory. He provides operational oversight for Corporate Compliance and the Exclusive Provider Organization known as Florida Health. Additionally, he is licensed in Risk Management and serves as in-house legal liaison through the Department of Quality/Risk Management.
McAlpine provides leadership and direction for ongoing growth and development of PMC's provider network known under the trade name of Florida Health, as well continued development of Parrish Medical Center's current Intensivist and Hospitalist Programs. He has responsibility for PMC’s Community Health Partnership, a network of approximately 300 psycho-social support agencies, city government and employers.
Mr. McAlpine serves on the boards of the Space Coast Economic Development Commission, the Brevard Symphony, Brevard Healthcare Forum, Hospice St. Francis, Costal Ambulance and the advisory panel of the American Heart Association. He has served as honorary co-chair as well as chair for logistics for the American Cancer Society's North Brevard Relay for Life over the past ten years.
Mr. McAlpine lives in Titusville with his wife, Lisa.
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Sr. Vice President
Edwin Loftin serves as Vice President of Acute Care Services/CNO at Parrish Medical Center. His areas of responsibility include oversight of acute care services, such as the Cardiac Cath Lab, Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit, Surgical Services, and clinical nursing care, among other areas within Parrish Medical Center.
Mr. Loftin earned his Master's of Business Administration degree from East Carolina University and his Bachelor's of Science Degree in Nursing from Atlantic Christian College in Wilson, North Carolina. He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives.
Mr. Loftin’s community service includes serving as the United Way of Brevard Employee Campaign Manager, Space Coast Chapter of the American Red Cross Board Chair, board member of Brevard Health Alliance, board member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Florida, member of the Brevard Community College Nursing Advisory Board, member of the University of Central Florida Nursing Advisory Committee, chairman of the VHA Nursing Executive Council, board member of the Medline CNO Advisory Board, and served as chairman of the Skylight Clinical Advisory Board 2009-2012 . Mr. Loftin is also a graduate of LEAD Brevard, a Leadership and Community Development organization for Brevard County's business and civic community. He leads and serves on numerous hospital committees focused on process improvement and service excellence.
Mr. Loftin is also an invited speaker on both the national and local levels discussing such topics as service excellence and community-centered healing care.
Mr. Loftin and his wife reside in Titusville.
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George Edwin Loftin, Jr. RN, MBA, FACHE
Vice President, Acute Care Services/CNO
Natalie Sellers, MS, APR, SSC, serves as Vice President, Communications, Community & Corporate Services, and Chief Communications Officer.
Ms. Sellers provides the strategic direction for the Parrish Medical Center brand as one of America’s finest healing environments®. Her areas of responsibility include human resources, training and education, process improvement, communications and service excellence for the award-winning 210-bed, acute care healing hospital. She plays an integral role in the development of the medical center’s strategic game plan, which drives quality and safety, service and cost outcomes.
Ms. Sellers earned her Master of Science degree in Managerial Communication from Florida Tech in Melbourne, Fla., and her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Central Florida (Orlando). She is Six Sigma certified (green belt), and accredited in Public Relations (APR).
Ms. Sellers has been a featured speaker for brand management and service excellence at the national and local levels. She has been recognized with a number of local and national professional and academic honors, including FPRA’s Public Relations Professional of the Year and LEAD Brevard’s Emerging Leaders 4 Under 40 award.
Ms. Sellers’ civic and professional involvement includes service as past chairman of the board for the Titusville Chamber of Commerce, past-president Florida Public Relations Association (Space Coast Chapter), Space Coast Economic Development Commission board of directors, Florida Society of Public Relations and Marketing board of directors, United Way of Brevard board of directors and nominating committee, Brevard Council of Chambers, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, American Heart Association, and Florida Hospital Association, among others.
Ms. Sellers, her husband and two children reside in North Brevard.
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MS, APR, SSC
Vice President, Communications, Community & Corporate Services/CCO
Jeremy S. Bradford
Jeremy Bradford serves as Vice President of Ambulatory Services. Mr. Bradford has 14 years of advance healthcare experience with a proven track record in operational and service excellence.
Mr. Bradford is responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of outpatient (ambulatory) services for the medical center and the Parrish Healthcare Center at Port St. John. Ambulatory services include same-day surgery, diagnostic imaging (x-rays, MRIs, CTs, etc.), urgent care, rehabilitation, wound healing, dialysis, and laboratory, among others. His role also involves the continued growth and development of services to meet the health needs of the Brevard community today and in the future.
Prior to joining PMC, Mr. Bradford held leadership positions with the Owensboro Medical Health System, Kentucky; Hospice and Palliative Care of the Ohio Valley, Kentucky; and Wells Health System, Inc., Kentucky.
Mr. Bradford has a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration degree with a minor in Business Administration, and a Master of Business Administration degree. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, VHA Southeast, and the Florida Hospital Association, and has been a member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. Throughout his career, Mr. Bradford has maintained leadership positions with a number of civic and charitable organizations, such as Junior Achievement of the Space Coast, United Way, various chambers of commerce, and Rotary.
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Jeremy S. Bradford, MBA