South Jersey residents have voted, and for the sixth straight year Cooper University Hospital has received a Consumer Choice Award from the National Research Corporation (NRC). The 2010/2011 award identifies hospitals which consumers have chosen as having the highest quality of care.
Each year, the National Research Corporation surveys 250,000 homes nationally to identify the nation’s top hospitals. The award is based on the regional consumer responses in four categories: best doctors, best nurses, best image and reputation and best overall quality of care.
“Healthcare has become an increasingly important issue across the country and empowered consumers are making decisions for themselves and their families when selecting their healthcare facilities and services,” said Ginny Martin, President of NRC’s Ticker Division. “As care options multiply and financial challenges remain strong, consumer perception of quality continues to grow in importance. Dedication to providing high quality healthcare has become essential for all hospitals. In the face of adversity, these Consumer Choice award winners exemplify the dedication it takes to provide quality healthcare to their communities, and we are please to honor them through the eyes of their patients.”
“Providing the highest quality of care remains our commitment to the patients we serve throughout the region,” said John P. Sheridan, Jr., President and CEO at Cooper. “We have put a great emphasis on making patient and family centered care a priority and we are very proud to receive this award.”
Cooper joins other nationally renowned hospitals such Massachusetts General Hospital, The Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic, and Johns Hopkins in receiving this award.