Parrish Medical Center earns Top 100 SafeCare Hospitals Distinction

Parrish Medical Center earns Top 100 SafeCare Hospitals® distinction
Only 2 percent of all US hospitals earn this SafeCare distinction

TITUSVILLE, FLA. (Jan. 24, 2017) —Parrish Medical Center (PMC) has earned the Top 100 SafeCare Hospitals® distinction from The SafeCare Group, based in Lexington, Kentucky.

According to the SafeCare Group, this distinction is not an award that hospitals receive but one that is earned based upon performance in the comprehensive, evidence-based metrics of the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) hospital value-based program (HVBP), readmissions reduction program (HRRP), and acquired complications reduction program (HACRP).

“These 100 hospitals are the top two (2) percent of all U.S. hospitals, representing the nation’s top performing hospitals in 40 evidence-based metrics of CMS HVBP, HRRP, and HACRP…This is truly an accomplishment for your hospital, its staff, and medical staff,” wrote Yisrael M. Safeek, MD, MBA, CPE, FACPE, CEO & chairman, The SafeCare Group, in his congratulatory email to Parrish. 

“This is the latest evidence that our network of healthcare professionals, is providing the patients we are honored to serve with superior levels of quality, safety and healing patient experiences, while also lowering overall healthcare costs,” said George Mikitarian, PMC president and chief executive officer. “We are proud of our care partners [employees, physicians and volunteers] who share a commitment to placing the health and well-being of patients above all else.”

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About The SafeCare Group®
The SafeCare Group® is based in Lexington, Kentucky. The organization’s mission is a relentless commitment to improving healthcare for all people. Top 100 SafeCare Hospitals®, SafeCare® Magazine, and SafeCare Analytics® comprise The SafeCare Group®. Since 2012, SafeCare Analytics® have been helping hospitals excel with Joint Commission OPPE, readmissions, cost, complications and infections. The Top 100 SafeCare Hospitals® listings recognize U.S. hospitals that excelled in evidence-based areas that are required by the CMS. For more information about the Top 100 SafeCare Hospitals® visit www.100safecarehospitals.com.

About Parrish Medical Center
Parrish Medical Center (PMC), a Parrish Healthcare integrated care partner, is located at 951 N. Washington Ave., Titusville, Florida. The 210-bed, not-for-profit acute care public medical center has been serving Brevard County for nearly 60 years. PMC is nationally recognized as One of America’s finest healing environments®. PMC has earned top rankings on The SafeCare Group’s Top 100 SafeCare Hospitals® since 2015. The Joint Commission consistently names PMC as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, recognizing PMC for “exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care.” The hospital has earned straight “A” safety ratings (since 2012) from The Leapfrog Group, an independent, national not-for-profit organization founded more than a decade ago by the nation’s leading employers and private healthcare experts. In 2014, Consumer Reports recognized PMC as Florida’s safest hospital. PMC, as compared to other U.S. hospitals, maintains top-tier national rankings for clinical outcomes, safety and patients’ experiences. For more information, visit www.parrishmed.com.

About Parrish Healthcare
Parrish Healthcare includes the nation’s first Integrated Care certification from The Joint Commission; Parrish Medical Center, a Mayo Clinic Care Network member and one of the nation’s most recognized hospitals for clinical quality, patient safety, and healing environments; Parrish Medical Group (physicians), NCQA certified patient-centered medical homes; and Parrish Health Network, a network of multiple health insurance companies, Mayo Clinic Care Network, Nemours and other allied health providers working together to improve quality and safety and lower healthcare costs on behalf of individuals, families and businesses. For more information, visit www.parrishhealthcare.com.

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