Parrish Healthcare names Andrew Waterman vice president of Ambulatory Services
Waterman will supervise outpatient services, Parrish Medical Group, and other programs
TITUSVILLE, FLA. (Oct. 12, 2017)—Andrew (Drew) Waterman, an experienced healthcare executive, is Parrish Healthcare’s new vice president of ambulatory services.
Waterman comes to Parrish from Providence Health Northeast in Colombia, S.C., one of the Providence Hospitals group, where he served for 12 years, most recently as vice president and chief administrative officer of the hospital’s orthopedics program.
“Andrew’s multi-faceted healthcare background fits perfectly with our nationally certified integrated care approach and our mission of providing healing experiences for everyone all the time,” said George Mikitarian, president and CEO Parrish Medical Center | Parrish Healthcare.
“Integrated care means that everyone throughout our healthcare system is communicating and coordinating care with the patient and one another to eliminate unnecessary duplication of services, improve clinical quality and patient safety, and reduce healthcare costs,” Mikitarian added. “Drew’s experience is a plus and we’re delighted to have him join us.”
Waterman’s roles since 2005 at Providence Hospitals included managing or directing departments that include laboratory; radiology; respiratory therapy; physical and occupational therapy; imaging; inpatient services; and orthopedics.
“Parrish has an amazing national reputation for the high quality of care, safety, and patients’ experiences,” Waterman said. “It’s an honor to be part of the Parrish Healthcare team of care partners who are making such a tremendous difference in lives of the people and communities served, and I look forward to contributing to the system’s continued success.”
As Ambulatory Services vice president Waterman will lead:
• Parrish Health & Fitness Center,
• Parrish Healthcare Centers (Port Canaveral, Titusville, Port St. John, Suntree/Melbourne),
• Parrish Medical Group, north Brevard’s largest network of primary care physicians and specialists, and
• The Children’s Center, a childhood development resource center.
Waterman will also oversee Ambulatory (outpatient) Services for Parrish Healthcare, a regional network formed by PMC to improve patient care service integration. Parrish Healthcare is made up of hundreds of patient and family-centered healthcare providers and in 2016 earned America’s first certification as an integrated care network from The Joint Commission, the nation’s premier healthcare accrediting organization. The Joint Commission annually surveys and accredits more than 21,000 healthcare providers and programs.
Waterman attended Ashford University, based in San Diego, Calif., where he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in healthcare administration and management. He is a retired U.S. Army veteran.
About Parrish Healthcare
Parrish Healthcare, America’s first Joint Commission Integrated Care Certified network, includes: 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, NCQA certified patient-centered medical homes; and Parrish Health Network, a coalition of healthcare providers, insurers and others working together to improve quality and safety and lower healthcare costs on behalf of individuals, families and businesses.
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 the first in the nation to be Integrated Care certified by The Joint Commission and 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 named 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.