Consumers in Northwest Florida have chosen Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola as the area hospital with the best overall quality and reputation as well as the best doctors and nurses.
The top rating by consumers in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties earned Sacred Heart recognition as a winner of the 2010 Consumer Choice Award from National Research Corporation. The annual awards, announced in Modern Healthcare magazine, are based on independent surveys conducted by NRC in 300 markets around the country. A total of 280 healthcare facilities were recognized nationwide.
In Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, consumers rated Sacred Heart Hospital over its competitors as having:
- Best Overall Quality
- Best Doctors
- Best Nurses
- Most Personalized Care
- Most Preferred Hospital
This is the 15th year that NRC has recognized hospitals that rank the highest in their metropolitan areas. In the Pensacola area, Sacred Heart has ranked No. 1 in consumer preference for each of those years.
''This award reflects our success in providing excellent quality care for those we serve,'' said Laura S. Kaiser, president and CEO of Sacred Heart Health System. ''The favorable perception of Sacred Heart by our patients and families is a direct result of the dedication and quality care provided by our physicians, nurses and the entire staff of our hospital.''
For more information on the award-winning care provided at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, visit http://www.sacred-heart.org/qualityreport/.