September 16, 2002
MEDIA CONTACT: Gary Stephenson
Johns Hopkins Hospital Wins Consumer Choice Award In Baltimore and D.C.
The Johns Hopkins Hospital again has earned the Consumer Choice Award for both the Washington and Baltimore regions from the National Research Corporation (NRC). Hopkins is one of the few individual hospitals in a dual-market region selected as the top choice for health care by consumers.
NRC, a firm specializing in health care performance measurement, makes its awards to hospitals with the highest quality and image ratings in national market regions, based on a health care market guide survey of more than 150,000 households. This year, the seventh in which NRC has offered the award, 152 hospitals in market regions across the nation were selected.
"We are delighted that The Johns Hopkins Hospital has been selected by our Baltimore neighbors, as well as by Washington-area residents, as their first choice for quality health care," says Ronald R. Peterson, president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System and executive vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine. "The fact that our selection for the award was made by consumers makes the award especially meaningful."
Some 2,500 hospitals were named by consumers in the 2002 survey, which queried almost 140,000 households representing 400,000 consumers in the contiguous 48 states and the District of Columbia.