December 2006

Four Hospitals Receive Consumer Choice Awards

Four of Catholic Health Initiatives’ hospitals received the 2006/2007 Consumer Choice Award from National Research Corporation. The award honors hospitals that consumers choose as having the highest quality and image in each of 186 markets across the country. The recognized hospitals include:

• Memorial Hospital, Chattanooga, Tenn.
• Mercy Medical Center-Des Moines, Des Moines, Iowa
• Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, Colorado Springs, Colo.
• St. Joseph Medical Center, Tacoma, Wash.

“Consumers play an increasing role in selecting their health care facilities and services,” said Michael Hays, chief executive officer of National Research Corporation, Lincoln, Neb. “As more health care quality information is made publicly available, we expect this trend to increase. We are pleased to honor these facilities for their dedication to quality health care in the eyes of their patients.”