In what NRC calls “the nation’s most comprehensive consumer assessment of the health-care industry,” consumers named 3,200 hospitals in 190 markets throughout the contiguous United States. The annual survey represented 400,000 consumers in 200,000 households. The categories in which hospitals were evaluated include Best Overall Quality, Best Image/Reputation, Best Doctors and Best Nurses.
“We are honored to receive the Consumer Choice Award again, especially as this award comes directly from the people whom we serve,” says Michael R. Waldrum, M.D., chief executive officer of UAB Hospital. “Our goal at UAB Hospital is to provide the highest quality of care possible to our patients and their families. Recognition such as this is a good barometer of our success and motivation for all of us to continue to provide the very best medical care.”