TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the 10th straight year, Tampa General Hospital was named the Consumer Choice winner by National Research Corporation. The annual award identifies hospitals across the United States that healthcare consumers choose as having the highest quality, best reputation, and best doctors and nurses.
TGH is the only hospital in the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater market, and one of just 19 in the state, to receive this recognition. The winning hospitals are listed in the Oct. 12 issue of Modern Healthcare.
"We feel privileged to be the top choice of patients and their families for the past decade," said Jim Burkhart, president and CEO. "Our physicians, nurses, employees, and volunteers are committed to providing the best possible experience for our patients every day."
"For each of the past 20 years, winning hospitals have provided outstanding experiences that have transcended their four walls to build consumer preference, loyalty, and trust in their markets. We are honored to congratulate this year's winners on a job well done," said Brian Wynne, Vice President of Business Development at National Research.
Winners are determined by consumer perceptions on multiple quality and image ratings collected in the company's Market Insights survey, the largest online consumer healthcare survey in the country. National Research surveys more than 300,000 households in the contiguous 48 states and the District of Columbia. Hospitals named by consumers are analyzed and ranked based on Core Based Statistical Areas defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, with winning facilities being ranked the highest. A complete list of winners can be found at nationalresearch.com/ConsumerChoice.
About National Research Corporation
For more than 30 years, National Research Corporation (NASDAQ: NRCIA and NRCIB) has been at the forefront of patient-centered care. Today the company's focus on empowering customer-centric healthcare across the continuum extends patient-centered care to incorporate families, communities, employees, senior housing residents, and other stakeholders.
National Research is dedicated to representing the true voice of patients and other healthcare stakeholders. This integration of cross-continuum metrics and analytics uncovers insights for effective performance improvement, quality measurement, care transitions, and many other factors that impact population health management.
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