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Media Relations and Public Affairs
Media Contact: Gary Stephenson
September 25, 2006
"CONSUMER CHOICE" AWARD TO THE JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL FOR 11TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR
For the 11th straight year, the National Research Group has given The Johns Hopkins Hospital its Consumer Choice Award for the Baltimore region. The award is based on ratings from health care consumers in the Baltimore and Bethesda metro areas, which cite Johns Hopkins as the top quality hospital in those areas. In Bethesda, Hopkins shared the award with Shady Grove Adventist Hospital
NRC makes it awards based on its survey of more than 200,000 households, representing 400,000 individuals in 80 markets in the contiguous 48 states and the District of Columbia. This year, 3,000 hospitals were cited in the survey.
"To be viewed by so many as a top-quality health care institution is a great honor for all of us at Hopkins," says Ronald R. Peterson, president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System. "With this award comes the responsibility to not only maintain the high level of quality citizens of Maryland have come to expect from us, but also to improve on that quality every day."
"It is very rewarding to see our commitment to quality recognized by those who come to us for care," says Edward D. Miller, M.D., dean and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine. "For more than a century, Hopkins has been committed to developing new treatments and getting them to the bedside quickly. The Hopkins family pledges to continue that commitment."
For more information on The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Medicine go to http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org. For more information on the Consumer Choice Awards.
The Johns Hopkins Hospital has earned the top spot as "Best of the Best" in U.S. News & World Report’s annual Honor Roll of American Hospitals for the past 16 years. This year, The Johns Hopkins Hospital placed first in five of 16 ranked medical specialties and in the top four in 10 others.