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Consumer Choice Award winners announced


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

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