Parrish Medical Center is
the first in the United States to be awarded Integrated Care Certification from
The Joint Commission, the nation’s premier healthcare accrediting body.
According to The Joint Commission, integrated care
certification recognizes that we are improving patient outcomes with better
coordinated care and demonstrates our commitment to ensuring that high-quality
care transcends the walls of our hospital. The certification
represents a giant leap forward for healthcare.
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With this certification, we’re proud to introduce
Introducing Parrish Healthcare®
Parrish Healthcare is a groundbreaking network of
healthcare providers that includes:
Parrish Medical Center, a Mayo Clinic Care Network member and
one of America’s most recognized hospitals for clinical quality, patient safety
and healing environments;
Parrish Medical Group, National Committee for Quality Assurance
(NCQA) certified patient and family-centered medical homes; and Florida
Health Network, a regional network of healthcare providers, insurers, and
Parrish Medical Center took the lead in creating this regional network of healthcare providers who are committed to working together to practice evidence-based care and to engage in collaborative initiatives that result in superior levels of patient safety and quality outcomes and reduced healthcare costs.
We applied for this voluntary certification
and underwent The Joint Commission’s rigorous examination of how well the
hospital and physicians share information and coordinate care on behalf of
patients. We wanted a tough, objective measure of our integrated care
effectiveness. What we demonstrated was not only the integration between
Parrish Medical Center and Parrish Medical Group physicians but we also
demonstrated how well we integrate and coordinate care with members of the
Florida Health Network.
Achieving the integrated
care certification is a tribute to everyone involved and a benefit to the
patients we serve.
What is Integrated Care
Calling yourself an
integrated care organization is one thing. Earning national certification and
proving it; well that’s the Parrish Healthcare difference. Proven quality care.
Proven safe care. Proven integrated care. That’s a giant leap for healthcare. That’s Parrish Healthcare.
integrated care is more than a healthcare buzzword. According to the January/February 2016 issue
of Healthcare Executive magazine, “it is a legal arrangement that permits
providers to collaborate in improving quality and efficiency of care.” That
arrangement requires hospitals and physicians to commit to practicing
evidence-based care and engaging in collaborative initiatives that support
elimination of patient harm, achievement of high-quality outcomes and reduced
costs. That’s the text book definition
of what we formed with Parrish Healthcare. However, we prefer to talk about
integrated care as the art of healing,
which integrates the precision of evidence-based medicine with the human
(person and family) experience to improve lives through superior healthcare
quality, safety, service and reduced costs.
Collaboration between healthcare providers is
preferable to costly competition that raises your costs and does nothing to
improve care. Collaboration has instead been one of
our strategic initiatives since even before the enactment of the Affordable
Parrish Medical Center has a proven track record for
providing high quality and safe care.
That track record is the result of an unwavering dedication to
perfecting the fine
art of healing through our mission to provide healing
experiences for everyone all the time®.
are proud to have the opportunity to extend the reach of that mission through
Parrish Healthcare, America’s first certified integrated care network, and to
further demonstrate the fine art of
healing to you, and to the people and communities we serve.
Healthcare’s care integration includes primary and preventive care, outpatient services,
inpatient acute hospital care, post-acute including skilled nursing,
rehabilitation, home health services, and palliative care.
Why does Integrated Care
The Joint Commission began
offering Integrated Care Certification in July 2015 to recognize hospitals and
ambulatory care settings that excel at integrating information-sharing, transitions
of care, hand-off communications and other key activities as a patient moves
between the hospital and outpatient care settings. The Joint Commission’s overarching goal is
interactive engagement of providers and patients throughout the care cycle. By
integrating care across the continuum, this positively affects patient
“On behalf of The Joint Commission, I want
to congratulate Parrish Medical Center on becoming the first organization in
the country to earn the Integrated Care Certification,” said Mark Pelletier RN,
MS, Chief Operating Officer, The Joint Commission.
“This certification recognizes Parrish
Medical Center’s dedication to improving patient outcomes with better
coordinated care. It is also a benefit to the surrounding community Parrish
serves, and it reflects its commitment to ensuring high-quality care transcends
the walls of its hospitals.”
It begins at home…
Parrish Healthcare’s care integration process begins
with its Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMH). Patient-Centered Medical Homes
are driving some of healthcare’s most important reforms. Each Parrish Medical Group (PMG) primary care
practice is certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as
a PCMH. Parrish Medical Group earned Level 3 certification, the highest
certification achievable. Learn more
about Parrish Medical Group at parrishmedgroup.com.
Founded in 1951,
The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health
care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating
health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and
effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission accredits
and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the
United States. An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission is
the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in
health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org.