Park Place Behavioral Healthcare | 206 Park Pl Blvd Kissimmee, FL | (407) 846-0023


In 2011, Park Place received a three-year accreditation with commendation from CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities). For more information on CARF, visit

Park Place received the Project Hope award in 2007 for its work in providing counsel and services to central Floridians suffering from the effects of natural disasters.

In  2006, Park Place’s CEO James Shanks, was inducted into the Chamber’s “Hall of Fame”.

Park Place was recognized by the Osceola Children’s Home in 2006 with the “People who care about kids” award. The following year Park Place took over the operation of the children’s home.

In 2005, Park Place received the “Outstanding Large Business of the Year” award from the Kissimmee/ Osceola country chamber of the commerce.

In the year 2004 Park Place received the EPIC award (Exceptional People Impacting the Community) from the Mental Health Association of Central Florida for its work in implementing new, needed services to the Osceola County community.

Park Place was also recognized in 2004 by the SEDNET Organization for the expansion of it’s school district program. Park Place has since partnered with other providers and the Osceola County school system to secure a federal grant to further expand this program.


Kissimmee, FL – June 22, 2004 – Osceola County has some of the best mental health services in the Central Florida region, based on two awards recently bestowed upon Park Place Behavioral Health Care. The month of June has brought the organization two awards of excellence: the Exceptional People Impacting the Community (EPIC) Award and the School Based Mental Health Provider of the Year.

The EPIC award is the most prestigious award Mental Health Association of Central Florida, Inc. presents. The award was given as a testament of the work Park Place has done in the Osceola County community during the past few years. The Medical Security Program is the key project that distinguished Park Place above the other mental health institutes in the Central Florida area. This program is designed to assist law enforcement in the proper placement of mentally ill persons when taken into custody. The Mental Security program is slated to begin in 30 days.

“Park Place Behavioral Health Care is a driving force to impact change in Osceola County,” said Luz Rivera, Director of Programs for Mental Health Association of Central Florida, Inc. “It took several years to get the program coordinated and Park Place Behavioral Health Care didn’t stray from getting the Medical Security off the ground, that is why they won the award.”

Severely Emotionally Disturbed, Network (SEDNET) presented the second award for the School Based Mental Health program. This program has grown considerably during the past three years. In 2002, 249 school counseling services were rendered. By the end of fiscal year 2004, Park Place Behavioral Health has estimated 10,388 services were rendered to children who needed counseling while in school.

SEDNET region 7A is a multi agency service network for severely emotionally disturbed students serving Orange, Osceola and Seminole County that promotes accessible service for students with emotional disorder and their families.


Park Place Behavioral Healthcare
206 Park Pl Blvd
Kissimmee, FL
(407) 846-0023