Florida House of Representatives Bill 711

MEMORANDUM
TO: Care Partners
FROM: George Mikitarian, President/CEO
SUBJECT: Florida House of Representatives Bill 711 Valuation Study Request for Proposals
DATE: November 29, 2012

In April of this year, I informed you about the Florida House of Representatives Bill 711 (HB 711) both via memos and in my Town Hall meetings with you. I shared, at that time, that one of the requirements of this Bill is for PMC to initiate a valuation/evaluation study of the financial value of our organization, as well as a comparison study of our cost and quality.  A request for proposals has been distributed to qualified consultants to conduct this study on our behalf.  It will soon be publicized. I wanted to make you aware of this and remind you that it is being done to comply with this new law.  

As a reminder, The Florida legislature ended its 2012 session last March by passing the HB 711, known as the Hospital Sale and Lease Bill.  This Bill pertains to all public hospitals in the state of Florida (which includes approximately 30 hospitals). Under HB 711, every public hospital in the state of Florida is required to evaluate their organizations and then have a discussion about the benefits, or not, of selling or leasing their facilities. The law requires that this specific discussion occur. The law does not require that the hospital be sold. A couple of hospitals have already completed their studies and reported out in public meetings on their findings.

Again, the evaluation study we will conduct is part of this requirement. Sometime next year we will be required to conduct a public hearing regarding the findings of this study. You are invited to attend that meeting to listen to the report.

As always, I will continue to keep you informed throughout this process.
Back

Parrish Healthbridge: Healthcare Simplified

For education, breaking news or a message from your physician, HealthBridge will get it to you quickly.

  • Healthy Living

    Fainting Could Be Serious

    The phrase "faint of heart" describes someone who's squeamish. But it may have new meaning after a recent study published in the Journal of...

  • Healthy Living

    His and Hers: Heart Attack Symptoms

    Knowing common warning signs can save your lifeHalf of all heart attack victims wait more than two hours to seek help. Maybe we delay to sav...

  • Healthy Living

    Sleep Matters

    Good rest is good for you. Don’t deprive yourselfDo you pride yourself on being able to “get by” on just a few hours of sleep a night? In fa...

  • Healthy Living

    Head to Toe

    By Pamela Tronetti, DO, AGSF“So what do you see in there?”My patient was getting a complete physical exam, and I was peering into his left e...

  • Healthy Living

    Simple Starts for Heart Health

    Bob Michaels, a fitness specialist at Parrish Health & Fitness Center, shares these simple strategies for improving your heart health.Eat mo...

  • Healthy Living

    New Year | New Attitude

    So what if you’re being asked to do more at work, dealing with family drama and taking care of elderly parents. Who isn’t? Stress is just a...

  • Healthy Living

    Stress-Less Holidays

    Give Yourself a Break So You Can Enjoy the FunQ. How do I manage two different families when traveling home for the holidays?Every family is...

  • Healthy Living

    The Gift of Good Health

    Your parents, spouse and kids, not to mention friends and co-workers, are likely all on your holiday gift list; but what about you? You dese...

  • Healthy Living

    How the Mayo Clinic Care Network Ben...

    1. Patients have access to Mayo Clinic expertise without leaving the county.2. Membership will enhance the delivery of healthcare in our com...

Our Services

PMC helps our community stay healthy by living our vision of Healing Families—Healing Communities®

See Services

Classes & Events

Get healthy—and stay that way!—with dozens of classes, events and support groups to choose from every month.

See Calendar

Accomplishments

Parrish Medical Center is among the nation's best in clinical care, safety and patient experiences.

See Awards

Patient Stories

Need a little get-healthy inspiration? Read about how people just like you have transformed their lives.

See Stories

Web Nursery

Parents of babies born at PMC can choose to have a picture of their baby posted.

Find Pictures

Urgent Care Scheduling

Reserve a space at urgent care locations, as well as make an appointment at a physician's office.

Check In