National Award Declares Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Is Philadelphia Consumers’ Choice for Health Care
When it comes to taking care of the healthcare needs of patients in Philadelphia, consumers here say Thomas Jefferson University Hospital rises to the top and have recognized the Hospital for its superior care. Jefferson University Hospital has been awarded the 1999 Consumer Choice Award by the National Research Corporation (NRC) for being an innovator and leader in healthcare in Philadelphia.
NRC annually conducts a national study of nearly 170,000 households to learn from consumers which hospitals they prefer. This is the third year that Jefferson University Hospital has received this honor.
Jefferson was cited by the NRC for being a trusted provider of quality healthcare, attentive to the needs of patients and an innovator in new medical advances, said NRC Vice President Steve Larson, in announcing the award.
“Philadelphia consumers have again chosen wisely,” Mr. Larson said. “Thomas Jefferson University Hospital has worked hard to earn this honor.”
Hospital President and CEO Thomas J. Lewis said he and the entire staff are honored by this recognition, especially as it comes from the community Jefferson serves.
“We try very hard to meet all the needs of our patients and are pleased to know that the community recognizes and appreciates our efforts on their behalf,” Mr. Lewis said.
Founded in 1981, NRC has maintained a strong commitment to improving the healthcare 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.