New PMC Board Officers Named

Parrish Medical Center's board of directors, in accordance with its bylaws, held an election of officers during its January board meeting. The election resulted in the following office appointments:

Herman Cole Jr., Col, USAF (Retired), chairman; Robert L. Jordan Jr., vice chairman; Peggy Crooks, treasurer; Billie Fitzgerald, secretary; and J.J. Parrish III, member at large.  

In addition to the board officers, the nine-member board of directors includes Jerry Noffel, Maureen E. Rupe, and newly appointed Stanley E. Retz, CPA and Ashok Shah, MD.  

Newly appointed to the Parrish Medical Center board of directors through appointment by the Brevard County Board of Commissioners and the Titusville City Council were Stanley E. Retz, CPA, and Ashok C. Shah, MD.  

Mr. Retz, a partner in Retz Baker Certified Public Accountants in Titusville, has been a CPA for more than 32 years. Professionally he has worked on audits for governmental, not-for profit, and for profit entities. He also assisted the City of Titusville Police Department in its contract negotiation and budget development.

Dr. Shah has been in private practice in Titusville for 18 years as an internal medicine physician. He is also on the active medical staff at Parrish Medical Center, and often works with local nursing homes to provide care to the residents. Shah has served on the board of directors of BIMDA (Brevard's Indo-American Medical/Dental Association), and is currently the sponsorship chair for the BIMDA Expo Committee.

About Parrish Medical Center Parrish Medical Center, located at 951 N. Washington Ave., Titusville, Florida, is a 210-bed, public, not-for-profit hospital serving North Brevard county for more than 50 years. The medial center has earned an “A” rating in the Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Rating Report twice in a row, a Gallup Great Workplace Award, the J.D. Power and Associates Distinguished Hospital ProgramSM Award for An Outstanding Inpatient Experience, was named a Modern Healthcare magazine Top 100 Place to Work in Healthcare, and was a Spirit of Excellence Award Winner. PMC was voted America’s # 1 Healing Hospital three years in a row. The medical center has been awarded nine disease specific certification gold seals from the Joint Commission in acute coronary syndrome, breast cancer, diabetes education, heart failure, hip replacement, knee replacement, palliative care, stroke and wound healing. It is one of only three hospitals in Florida and one of seven in the country to hold nine or more such certifications.

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