Johns Hopkins Medicine
Media Relations and Public Affairs
Media Contact: Gary Stephenson
Sept. 14, 2007
“CONSUMER CHOICE” AWARD GOES TO THE JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL FOR THE 12TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR
For the 12th straight year, National Research Corporation has given The Johns Hopkins Hospital its Consumer Choice Award for the Baltimore region. The award is based on ratings from Maryland health care consumers, who named Johns Hopkins the top quality hospital in the Baltimore area.
Nationwide this year, NRC surveyed those among almost 200,000 households who make their family health care decisions, representing consumer markets in the contiguous 48 states and the District of Columbia. In all, 225 hospitals were cited in the survey as regional consumer choice winners, including Washington County Hospital and Winchester Medical Center, both in the Hagerstown, Md., area, and Inova Fairfax Hospital in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area.
“We greatly appreciate this vote of confidence by those have visited us or who know of us,” said 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.”
“For more than a century, Hopkins has been committed to improving patient care by developing new treatments and getting them to the bedside quickly, and the Hopkins family pledges to continue that commitment,” said Edward D. Miller, M.D., dean and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine. “It is gratifying to see our commitment to quality care recognized by our fellow Marylanders.”
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 17 years.