Parrish’s George Mikitarian To Receive 2017 Rodney S. Ketcham Leadership Award

LEAD Brevard has announced that Dr. George Mikitarian, Chief Executive Officer and President of Parrish Healthcare, will be the recipient of the 2017 Rodney S. Ketcham Leadership Icon Award.

The Ketcham Award is presented to an individual that demonstrates a history of vision, service and leadership for the betterment of Brevard.

The dinner and awards program, which will also feature the 13th annual 4 Under 40 Recognition, will be held on Friday, February 10 at the Space Coast Convention Center beginning at 6 p.m.

Rodney Ketcham was a philanthropist, community champion and business leader.

The Rodney S. Ketcham Leadership Icon Award annually recognizes one local leader for his or her contributions to the betterment and prosperity of the community.

Established in 2009, the award has previously been bestowed upon: Dr. Max King, 2009; Roger Dobson, 2010; Bunny Finney, 2011; Barbara Moore, 2012; Bernie Simpkins, 2013, Robin Fisher, 2014; Joseph A. Duda, 2015 and Dr. Anthony Catanese in 2016.

Mikitarian joined Parrish Healthcare in 1996 as Chief Operating Officer and became CEO/President in 2001. Under his leadership, Parrish became one of the nation’s first replacement facilities to be constructed using evidenced-based healing design.

Evolved from an average-to-underperforming community hospital, today Parrish Healthcare is internationally recognized for its healing environment and was voted America’s No. 1 Healing Hospital by the Baptist Healing Trust for cultivating a culture of loving service for three consecutive years.

Source: Space Coast Daily

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