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Serious Medicine. Extraordinary Care.

Patients Again Honor The Nebraska Medical Center With Consumer Choice Award

For the sixth straight year, The Nebraska Medical Center has earned a Consumer Choice Award for excellence in health care. In 2009, the medical center stands alone as the only Consumer Choice hospital in the state.

The National Research Corporation (NRC), an independent research firm based in Lincoln, interviewed people in more than 250,000 households to find out which hospitals offer the highest quality care. The survey rankings also reflected respondents’ views on hospitals offering the best doctors, the best nurses and with the best image and reputation.

“The NRC survey is the largest of its kind. To have the community recognize our hospital in this way, it’s a great reflection of the commitment of our doctors, management and staff,” said Glenn Fosdick, president and CEO of The Nebraska Medical Center. “It’s proof of our brand promise – Serious Medicine. Extraordinary Care.”

The NRC surveyed more than 250,000 households by e-mail between Sept. 2008 and Aug. 2009. The respondents were questioned about the quality of care and image of hospitals in their metropolitan areas. Their answers were weighted and tabulated to form the list of top hospitals. The margin of error in the survey is + or – 0.2 percent.

“We are in a time when everyone is concerned about the quality and value of health care,” Fosdick said. “This award is certainly an achievement, but it is also a reason to continue pushing The Nebraska Medical Center toward even higher goals for quality care in the years to come.”

Winners of the 2009 Consumer Choice Awards will be listed in the October 12 issue of Modern Healthcare magazine.