April/May 2005

Consumers Choose Catholic Health Initiatives Hospitals as Best in Quality and Image

Four Catholic Health Initiatives hospitals have been named winners of the Consumer Choice Award for 2004/2005 from the National Research Corporation (NRC). Memorial Hospital, Chattanooga, Tenn.; Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines, Iowa; Saint Joseph Hospital, Lexington, Ky.; and St. Joseph Medical Center, Tacoma, Wash., were chosen by consumers as having the best quality and image among hospitals and medical centers in their markets. The NRC’s annual Healthcare Market Guide study measures hospital performance and consumer preferences in 154 markets across the United States.