Parrish Medical Center Receives the 2017 Women's Choice Award as one of America's Best Hospitals for Patient Safety

Parrish Medical Center Receives the 2017 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety
-Award recognizes safe surgery practices and lower rates for complications and infections-

TITUSVILLE, FLA. (March 10, 2017)— Parrish Medical Center (PMC) has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare. The award signifies that PMC is in the top 15 percent of 3,005 U.S. hospitals for patient safety.

Healthcare has made significant strides in patient safety in recent years. Hospital-acquired conditions declined 21 percent from 2010 to 2015, resulting in 125,000 fewer patient deaths according to a report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Hospital-acquired conditions are conditions that a patient develops while in the hospital being treated for something else.

“The recipients of the America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety award have led the country by implementing safe practices that have ultimately saved lives,” said Delia Passi, founder and CEO of the Women’s Choice Award. “This recognition is critical for women as they make 80 percent of healthcare decisions and need to know they are putting themselves—and their family members—in safe hands.”

The methodology used to select Parrish Medical Center as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety is unique in that it evaluates complication and infection incident rates from Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey results along with primary research about women’s healthcare preferences. It is the only award recognizing excellence in patient safety based on robust criteria that consider patient satisfaction and clinical excellence. 

To receive the award, hospitals must also use an Inpatient Safe Surgery Checklist to assess effective communication and safe practices during three perioperative periods: prior to administration of anesthesia; prior to skin incision; and prior to the patient leaving the operating room or procedural area.

Parrish Medical Center is one of 451 award recipients representing the hospitals that have met the highest standards for patient safety in the U.S. by the Women’s Choice Award. 

“We are honored to serve our community with excellence, and proud of our care partners [employees, physicians and volunteers] who, once again, have demonstrated our dedication to providing superior levels of quality, safety and healing patient experiences,” said George Mikitarian, PMC present and CEO.

For more information about the 2017 America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety, please visit https://www.womenschoiceaward.com/awarded/healthcare/.

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ABOUT PARRISH MEDICAL CENTER
Parrish Medical Center (PMC), a Parrish Healthcare integrated care partner and Mayo Clinic Care Network member, is a 210-bed, public, not-for-profit community medical center located in Titusville, Florida. PMC was founded nearly 60 years ago and is today nationally recognized as “One of America’s Finest Healing Environments®.” In 2016, PMC was the first in the nation to earn The Joint Commission Integrated Care Certification (ICC). Additionally, PMC has earned top rankings on The SafeCare Group’s Top 100 SafeCare Hospitals® list since 2015. The Joint Commission consistently names PMC as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures. The hospital has earned straight “A” safety ratings (since 2012) from the Leapfrog Group. In 2014, Consumer Reports recognized PMC as Florida’s safest hospital.  And, as compared to other U.S. hospitals by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), PMC maintains top-tier national rankings for clinical outcomes, safety and patients’ experiences. For more information, visit www.parrishmed.com.

ABOUT THE WOMEN’S CHOICE AWARD®
The Women’s Choice Award® is a trusted referral source, empowering women to make smart healthcare choices by identifying the country’s best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that consider female patient satisfaction and clinical excellence. The Women’s Choice Award was recently honored by the INC 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies in 2016 for a second consecutive year. Visit http://www.womenschoiceaward.com/ to learn more. 

The information contained in this release is not permitted to be used in a non-press related context without the express prior written consent of the Women’s Choice Award.

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