The National Research Corporation’s 2011-12 Consumer Choice Award winners were announced, and regional facilities made the cut. The award identifies hospitals that healthcare consumers have chosen as having the highest quality and image ratings in more than 300 markets throughout the nation. Of the 3,200 hospitals named by consumers in the study, the winning facilities rank highest in their Core Based Statistical Areas, as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau.
National Research Corporation — an independent healthcare performance measurement company — annually provides Consumer Choice Awards for the most preferred hospitals in major U.S. markets, according to a news release. Winners, named in Modern Healthcare magazine, are selected from a comprehensive, nationwide consumer healthcare profile. The awards for hospitals are based on preference responses.
The winning hospitals are selected based on multiple quality and image ratings collected by the company’s survey, according to the release. The study surveyed more than 250,000 households representing 450,000 consumers in the U.S.
Texas winners included:
Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas
Christus Hospital – St. Elizabeth, Beaumont – Port Arthur
Christus Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi – Shoreline
(Cowinners) Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center – Waco and Providence Health Center, Waco
(Cowinners) Memorial Hermann – Texas Medical Center and The University of Texas, M.D. Anderson, Houston
Methodist Hospital, San Antonio
Scott and White Memorial Hospital, Temple
Seton Medical Center Austin
Sierra Providence Health Network, El Paso
St. Joseph Regional Health Center, College Station – Bryan
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth
Texoma Medical Center, Sherman – Denison
Trinity Mother Frances, Tyler
University Medical Center-Lubbock
For a complete list of winners, check out http://hcmg.nationalresearch.com/public/ConsumerWinnersYear2011.aspx. •