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:
- Named 2008 Hospital of Choice by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers.
- 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.
- Earned more Joint Commission disease-specific Gold Seals than all but seven hospitals in the U.S., including primary stroke, diabetes, congestive heart failure, acute coronary syndrome, wound care, breast health, and palliative care.
- 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 senior vice president and chief financial officer. He brings 17 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 in August 1985 where he received his bachelor's degree in Accountancy, Magna Cum Laude. Mr. Skeldon went on to receive his master's degree in Accountancy in December 1986.
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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Sr. Vice President - Finance/CFO
Christopher A. McAlpine
Christopher A. McAlpine serves as Senior Vice President Professional Services/Administration. Mr. McAlpine received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania, and a Juris Doctor from the New England School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts. His educational background also includes a specialty degree in risk management from Northeastern University, Boston. He has several published articles on topics including medical malpractice, physician recruitment and medical staff relationships.
Mr. McAlpine's PMC responsibilities include management of outpatient clinical departments: Cardiopulmonary Department, Diagnostic Imaging department, Pharmacy Department, and Clinical Laboratory. He provides operational oversight for Corporate Compliance and Physician Support Inc. Additionally, he is licensed in Risk Management and serves as in-house legal liaison.
Mr. McAlpine provides leadership and direction for ongoing growth and development of PMC Center's of Excellence product lines for Cancer and Cardiology, as well continued development of Parrish Medical Center's current Intensivist and Hospitalist Programs.
Mr. McAlpine serves as co-coordinator for American Cancer Society's North Brevard Relay for Life. He serves on the boards of the Central Florida Health Forum, Hospice St. Francis, the Brevard Symphony, and the advisory panel of the American Heart Association.
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Sr. Vice President
Edwin Loftin serves as Vice President of Acute Care Services, Chief Nursing Officer at Parrish Medical Center, voted America’s #1 Healing Hospital for three straight years, JD Powers & Associates 2010 Distinguished Hospital for Inpatient Experiences; and Health Grades 2010 Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence and Outstanding Patient Experiences. Mr. Loftin is a progressive senior healthcare executive who cultivates a culture of loving care and patient-centered excellence.
Mr. Loftin advocates a healing environment that assures “perfect care” and enhances evidence-based nursing care. Under his leadership, the medical center:
- Continues to rank among the best in the nation relative to CMS core quality measures and patient and employee satisfaction
- Has earned nine Joint Commission Disease-specific certifications in the areas of Palliative Care, Breast Cancer, Acute Coronary Syndrome, Diabetes, Primary Stroke, Hip and Knee Replacement, Wound Healing, and Heart Failure
- Has eliminated the use of agency nurses and significantly reduced nurse vacancy and turnover rates
- Has facilitated partnerships with UCF and BCC for clinical programs
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 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 is also an invited speaker on both the national and local levels discussing such topics as service excellence and community-centered healing care. Prior to joining Parrish Medical Center in 2007, Mr. Loftin served as vice president of Patient Care Services at Carteret County General Hospital (CGH) in Morehead City, NC.
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George Edwin Loftin, Jr., RN, MBA, FACHE
Vice President, Acute Care Services/CNO
Natalie Sellers, MS, APR, serves as Chief Communications Officer for Parrish Medical Center, Titusville, FL. She provides the strategic direction for the Parrish Medical Center brand and leads the human resources, training and education, communications and service excellence initiatives for the award winning 210-bed, acute care healing hospital.
Natalie has been a featured speaker for brand management and service excellence at the national and local levels. She has been recognized as Community Development Business Leader of the Year (2011), one of Brevard’s most influential business leaders (2008), and “Women We Admire” (2010), by Space Coast Business and Living Magazines. She has also earned a number of professional and academic honors, including FPRA’s Public Relations Professional of the Year (2008), LEAD Brevard’s Emerging Leaders 4 Under 40 award (2007), Florida Tech’s Outstanding Graduate Student award (2001), FPRA’s Glisch Award of Excellence (2003), as well as FPRA Image awards, Space Coast Advertising Federation ADDY awards and Healthcare Marketing Strategist awards.
Natalie’s civic and professional involvement include 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, Florida Hospital Association, among others.
Natalie, her husband and two children, reside in North Brevard.
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Natalie Sellers, MS, APR
Executive Director, Service & People Excellence/CCO