Parrish Medical Center Board Votes No Taxes for 23 Years in a Row
Brevard’s most nationally recognized hospital for quality, safety and experience
TITUSVILLE, FL (Sept. 20, 2017)—For the 23rd straight year, no taxes will be assessed to support operations of the North Brevard County Hospital District d/b/a Parrish Medical Center (PMC).
PMC’s board of directors voted unanimously during public hearings on Sept. 18 to establish the millage rate and budget for fiscal year 2018.
PMC is a public community hospital, and state law gives the North Brevard Hospital District (d/b/a Parrish Medical Center) the authority to set a tax rate to support hospital operations. However, unlike most public hospitals, the PMC Board of Directors has for 23 years chosen not to use tax dollars as a means of funding the hospital.
“PMC serves the community’s health through compassionate and exceptional care and is recognized as one of the nation’s best in clinical care, patient safety and patient experience,” said PMC Board Chairman Herman A. Cole, Jr. “We are pleased to continue to take this position on behalf of the community we serve. In fact, PMC invests tens of millions of dollars into North Brevard each year.”
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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®. 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 grades (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.