Thursday, October 28, 2010

Client News: Huntsville Hospital Among Nation’s Top Hospitals

Source: Huntsville Hospital Press Release

For the ninth consecutive year, National Research Corporation has recognized Huntsville Hospital for its quality with the 2010 Consumer Choice Award.  Alongside UAB Hospital in Birmingham, Thomas Hospital in Fairhope, Baptist Medical Center in Montgomery, DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa and Providence Hospital in Mobile, Huntsville Hospital is one of six hospitals statewide to receive this year’s honor.

NRC annually conducts a comprehensive survey of more than 250,000 households representing more than 450,000 consumers across the nation to determine which hospitals have the highest quality and image in more than 300 major health care markets.

Ginny Martin, president of NRC’s Ticker Division, said winners are determined by consumer perceptions on multiple quality and image ratings. “Health care has become an increasingly important issue across the country and empowered consumers are making decisions for themselves and their families when selecting their health care facilities and services,” Martin said. “As care options multiply and financial challenges remain strong, consumer perception of quality continues to grow in importance.”

Huntsville Hospital Chief Executive Officer David Spillers said the NRC award exemplifies how Huntsville Hospital’s physicians and staff are accomplishing the hospital’s vision to be one of the best in America. “This honor is very important because it reflects how our patients feel about the clinical and service excellence available at Huntsville Hospital,” he said.

The 268 national Consumer Choice award winners were listed in Modern Healthcare magazine, Oct. 18, 2010, edition. NRC has more than two decades of experience in health care performance measurement and improvement.

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