Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Win Consumer Choice Awards

Oct 22, 2012, 12:35 ET from Northwestern Memorial Hospital

CHICAGO, Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital have received National Research Corporation Consumer Choice Awards for the Chicago and Lake County/Kenosha County markets. The award is presented to hospitals that have been ranked as having the highest quality and image by healthcare consumers in over 300 markets. This is the 14th consecutive year Northwestern Memorial has received the honor and the 8th consecutive year Northwestern Lake Forest has received the honor.

Award recipients are determined based on consumer perceptions collected in the annual National Research Market Insights/Ticker study, which polls more than 260,000 households across the country. The Market Insights/Ticker survey focuses on four key areas: best doctors, best nurses, best overall quality and best image and reputation. Consumers are also asked to list their Most Preferred hospital for all health needs. Northwestern Memorial was listed more times than any other Chicago hospital, making it the Most Preferred hospital in Chicago for the 18th consecutive year.

Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital also ranked highest in more categories than any other hospital in Lake and Kenosha Counties and was named Most Preferred for all health needs.

The award recipients were announced in the October 22 issue of Modern Healthcare and are also available on the National Research Corporation's website

About Northwestern Memorial HealthCare
Northwestern Memorial HealthCare is the parent corporation of Chicago's Northwestern Memorial Hospital, an 894-bed academic medical center hospital and Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, a 201-bed community hospital located in Lake Forest, Illinois. 

About Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Northwestern Memorial is one of the country's premier academic medical center hospitals and is the primary teaching hospital of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Along with its Prentice Women's Hospital and Stone Institute of Psychiatry, the hospital has 1,705 affiliated physicians and 6,769 employees. Northwestern Memorial is recognized for providing exemplary patient care and state-of-the art advancements in the areas of cardiovascular care; women's health; oncology; neurology and neurosurgery; solid organ and soft tissue transplants and orthopaedics.

Northwestern Memorial has nursing Magnet Status, the nation's highest recognition for patient care and nursing excellence. And, Northwestern Memorial ranks 12th in the nation in the U.S. News & World Report 2012 Honor Roll of "America's Best Hospitals." The hospital is ranked in 12 of 16 clinical specialties rated by U.S. News and is No. 1 in Illinois and Chicago in U.S. News' 2012 state and metro rankings, respectively. For 13 years running, Northwestern Memorial has been rated among the "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers" guide by Working Mother magazine. The hospital is a recipient of the prestigious National Quality Health Care Award and has been chosen by Chicagoans as the Consumer Choice according to the National Research Corporation's annual survey for 14 years.

About Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital is a wholly owned entity of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare. The hospital has 700 physicians board-certified in 90 medical specialties, conveniently located in offices throughout Lake County. Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital is ranked among Illinois' "Best Hospital" by U.S. News & World Report and has been named the Consumer Choice hospital in Lake and Kenosha counties for eight years in a row by National Research Corporation. Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital is a Magnet hospital, having earned the country's highest recognition for patient care and nursing and is rated among the "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers" guide by Working Mother magazine.

Clinical services and programs are delivered at the hospital's Lake Forest and Grayslake campuses, and at facilities in Bannockburn, Glenview, Gurnee-Brookside, Gurnee-Tower Court, Libertyville, Lindenhurst and Vernon Hills. At the main hospital in Lake Forest, exemplary care is provided at centers and programs which include: Cain Family Emergency Services, Hunter Family Center for Women's Health, Posy Krehbiel Breast Care Center, Waud Family Maternity Services and the Center for Advanced Radiation Medicine. For more information, visit

SOURCE Northwestern Memorial Hospital