TITUSVILLE, FLA (September 20, 2016) —Parrish Medical Center—one of America’s most recognized hospitals for quality and safety—and OMNI Healthcare, Brevard County’s only physician-owned and managed multispecialty group, have partnered to create Parrish Cancer Center.
The new Parrish Cancer Center is Brevard’s only Commission on Cancer accredited program, a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, and will open November 1, 2016. Florida Gov. Rick Scott has agreed to participate in the ribbon-cutting celebration when the Parrish Cancer Center is completed. Details will be announced in the next several weeks.
“Parrish and OMNI Healthcare are partnering to make sure people have a choice and greater access to quality cancer care, said George Mikitarian, President/CEO, Parrish Medical Center/Parrish Healthcare. “OMNI Healthcare is an exceptional organization of physicians, and we’re very happy to be teaming with OMNI to form Parrish Cancer Center,” said Mikitarian.
“Collaborations like this serve to improve access to quality care while lowering overall healthcare costs,” said Craig K. Deligdish, M.D, President, OMNI Healthcare and Board- certified Medical Oncologist.
“Parrish and OMNI offer a winning combination for cancer patients, said Deligdish.
“Every prize fighter has a team of experts in their corner before, during, and after the fight. It is no different when it comes to fighting cancer, We have assembled a comprehensive network of world class researchers, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons, therapists, together with state-of-the-art technology and other resources that will be in your corner every step of the way from cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and recovery,” said Mikitarian.
Parrish Cancer Center is part of the Parrish Healthcare certified integrated care network. Parrish is the first (and as of this writing the only) system in the nation to be certified in integrated care. The key elements of integrated care include (1) care is carefully coordinated with the patient with emphasis on his or her entire medical condition and health; (2) care and treatment is evidence-based to produce quality outcomes, and continually improved by measuring and benchmarking results in accordance with the nation’s best practices; (3) care is accessible and efficient, with treatment provided in the highest-quality, lowest-cost, and most healing environment for superior patient experiences.
The new cancer center will incorporate advanced technology from Varian Medical Systems for image-guided radiotherapy and radiosurgery, as well as Varian’s ARIA® oncology information system and EclipseTM treatment planning software.
“Developments in linear accelerator technology are making it possible to treat tumors with unprecedented precision, while minimizing the impact on surrounding healthy tissues, and Varian is the world leader in these technologies,” said Deligdish. “By using the ARIA system to manage these treatments, we’ll be able to mine and analyze aggregated treatment data to continually enhance the quality of care as well as the efficiency of our clinical operations.”
“OMNI physicians are constantly seeking ways to improve and strengthen care to enable our patients to have the best possible outcomes in defeating cancer,” said Deligdish.
“Parrish has a statewide and national reputation for the quality of its care. OMNI and Parrish have the same purpose and pursue it the same way, with patients’ wellbeing at the forefront. Together OMNI and Parrish are going to enable cancer patients to achieve great outcomes,” Deligdish said.
OMNI Healthcare was founded in Melbourne, Florida in 1994, and has six Brevard County offices and continues to grow. OMNI represents a comprehensive complement of primary care and specialty care physicians, including, but not limited to, oncology, hematology, radiology, general surgery, orthopedics, gastroenterology, rheumatology, endocrinology, internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, etc.
OMNI Healthcare will operate and staff the Parrish Cancer Center with board-certified cancer treatment physicians in addition to a specially trained team of oncology nurses and care partners.
Parrish and OMNI Healthcare will also be partnering with Oncology Resource Networks. Oncology Resource Networks (ORN) will be providing a series of programs that will help
Parrish and OMNI implement a value-based cancer program that will enhance the center’s commitment to evidence based medicine, patient centered care and affordability.
ORN will be implementing its Oncology Value Profile, utilizing the Oncology Care Optimizer, a state-of-the-art population health software program that measures quality metrics and incentivizes cost effective cancer treatment. ORN supports providers in their transition from a volume-based to a value-based practice through custom tailored programs that improve quality and efficiency.
Parrish Cancer Center is located at 845 Century Medical Drive in Titusville. The 8,782-square- foot, state-of-the-art cancer center will include medical oncology services; radiation therapy using the VitalBeamTM radiotherapy system that enables the treatment of advanced cases efficiently and accurately; IV infusion suite; the latest treatments, the most up-to-date prevention education; as well as the most advanced diagnostic equipment, including access to Positron Emission Tomography (PET Scan). This nuclear medicine scan can detect cancer and other diseases long before it can be seen on X-rays, CT Scans, Ultrasound or MRI.
Additionally, Parrish Cancer Center is proud to be a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, which provides access to the very latest clinical research and works together to resolve hard-to- solve medical problems. Nationally, Parrish is one of only 29 Mayo Clinic Care Network members.
Another unique feature of the Parrish Cancer Center is its patient navigation services for individualized support, care coordination, empowerment and advocacy to assure patients’ needs are met. Parrish’s patient navigator is a highly trained oncology nurse who is dedicated to guiding (“navigating”) patients through the healthcare system throughout the course of their cancer care; and has the appropriate skills and access to education related to cancer treatments, pathology, palliative care and many other resources, including Parrish’s Healing Arts program and Look Good Feel Better boutique that provides free accessories to cancer patients.
New patients are welcome and most insurances are accepted. For more information, visit parrishcancercenter.com.
ABOUT OMNI HEALTHCARE
OMNI Healthcare is a multi-specialty physician group practice formed by physicians practicing in Brevard County, Florida. This physician-owned and physician-managed organization came together for the purpose of providing high-quality medical care to the citizens of Melbourne and surrounding areas. The physicians of OMNI Healthcare are committed to the highest standards of quality and comprehensive healthcare. OMNI includes physicians in the primary care specialties of internal medicine, family medicine and pediatrics, as well as physicians in various subspecialties such as cancer care and surgery. For more information, visit www.omnihealthcare.com.
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 national rankings for safety and quality from CMS, The SafeCare Group, The Joint Commission, and the LeapFrog Group. 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.
ABOUT PARRISH HEALTHCARE
Parrish Healthcare® is a regional integrated care network and America’s first to earn integrated care certification from The Joint Commission, the nation’s premier healthcare accrediting body. Parrish Healthcare’s integrated care network was formerly introduced in January 2016 and 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 others, such as Mayo Clinic-Jacksonville and the Nemours Children’s Hospital, as well as OMNI Healthcare. For more information, visit www.parrishhealthcare.com.
ABOUT ONCOLOGY RESOURCE NETWORKS
Oncology Resource Networks (ORN) is committed and dedicated to the delivery of value based cancer care. ORN bridges the gap between payers and providers building common ground in evidence based medicine and patient centered care while enhancing affordability. ORN provides oncologists with the tools necessary to transform their practices from volume practices to value based practices. ORN’s core offering is a value based provider network representing physicians throughout the country committed to value based care. ORN provides physicians with access to the Oncology Value Optimizer, a population health software tool that measures and promotes quality care while enhancing efficiency, and provides physicians with incentives to deliver cost effective cancer care. ORN supports payers by managing the transition to value based contracting models and innovative payment methodologies. ORN develops and implements programs that improve practice performance and can support provider success in the CMS Oncology Care Model and other value based payment methodologies. For more information, visit www.oncologyresourcenetworks.com.