Tampa General Hospital Wins Consumer Choice Award for Ninth Time

Published: Oct 13, 2014
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TAMPA, FL (Oct. 13, 2014) -- Tampa General Hospital has been named a 2014/2015 Consumer Choice winner by National Research Corporation. It is the ninth straight year the hospital has earned the award. Tampa General is the only Hillsborough County hospital and one of 17 in the state to receive the recognition. The winning hospitals are listed in the Oct. 13 issue of Modern Healthcare magazine. 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. The survey includes 290,000 households in the United States. Hospitals named by consumers are analyzed and ranked based on Core Based Statistical Areas defined by the U.S. Census Bureau. Winning facilities were ranked the highest. “The complexity of healthcare has urged consumers to pay much more of an integral role in their care decisions, which in turn, is prompting hospitals and healthcare systems to lead a proactive approach to brand awareness,” said Brian Wynne, vice president of sales at National Research. “This year’s winners have done an exceptional job representing their organizations in terms of high-quality care, improvement initiatives, and positive consumer perceptions and experiences.” “We are honored that for the last nine years consumers have considered the level of medical care provided by our physicians and nurses to be of the highest quality,” said President and CEO Jim Burkhart. “Our employees are dedicated to providing the best care to our patients every day. We are pleased consumers hold Tampa General in such high regard.” For more than 30 years, National Research Corporation (NASDAQ: NRICA and NRCIB) has been at the forefront of patient-centered care. Recognized by Modern Healthcare as the largest patient satisfaction firm in the U.S., National Research is dedicated to representing the true voice of patients and other healthcare stakeholders.