Hospital Is Philadelphia Consumers' Choice for Health Care Four Years in Row
For the fourth year in a row, consumers of health care in the Greater Philadelphia area have selected Thomas Jefferson University Hospital for its advanced medicine and superior care. The hospital has been awarded the 2000 Consumer Choice Award by the National Research Corporation (NRC) for being an innovator and leader in health care in Philadelphia.
NRC annually conducts a national study of nearly 160,000 households to learn from consumers which hospitals they prefer. Jefferson was again cited by the NRC for being a trusted provider of quality health care, attentive to the needs of patients and an innovator in new medical advances, said NRC President Michael Hays, in announcing the award.
"We are so pleased to recognize Thomas Jefferson University Hospital for being singled out as a leader by those they serve," Mr. Hays said.
Hospital President and CEO Thomas J. Lewis said he and the entire staff are proud to receive this honor again. "It's very gratifying to know that the community we serve holds Jefferson University Hospital in such high regard," he said.
Founded in 1981, NRC has maintained a strong commitment to improving the health care received by Americans through a focus on continual improvement satisfaction and performance measure within the healthcare industry. NRC was the first to answer the industry's call for satisfaction data, which profiles physician, provider and health plan performance. NRC has assisted healthcare organizations' efforts to measure and improve the quality of care provided.