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Northwestern Memorial Hospital Wins Consumer Choice Award for the 11th Consecutive Year

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October 12, 2009

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Northwestern Memorial Hospital has won the National Research Corporation’s (NRC) Consumer Choice Award for the 11th consecutive year.  The award honors hospitals which healthcare consumers have rated as having the highest quality and image in over 250 markets throughout the U.S.  This is the fifth year that Northwestern Memorial has been named the sole winner in Chicago. 

Winners are determined based on consumer perceptions collected in the annual NRC Healthcare Market Guide Study (HMGS), the nation’s largest and most comprehensive consumer perception study of its kind, representing more than 200,000 households.  Four key areas are surveyed in the HMGS: best doctors, best nurses, best overall quality and best image and reputation.

In addition to winning the award, more survey participants selected Northwestern Memorial Hospital when polled about their Most Preferred hospital than any other medical center in the Chicago metropolitan area, an honor Northwestern Memorial has received for 15 years running. 

The award will be announced in the October 12 issue of Modern Healthcare and posted on the NRC website for public viewing at: http://hcmg.nationalresearch.com/Default.aspx?DN=7,1,Documents

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Jennifer Monasteri, Manager

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