Parrish Healthcare Names Andrew Waterman Vice President of Ambulatory Services
By Space Coast Daily // October 13, 2017
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BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA — 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.
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