National Research Corporation Names Sanford Top Hospital

National Research Corporation (NRC) has recognized the nation’s top hospitals with the 2009/2010 Consumer Choice Award.

National Research Corporation (NRC) has recognized the nation’s top hospitals with the 2009/2010 Consumer Choice Award. For the fourth year in a row, NRC honored Sanford USD Medical Center. The award identifies hospitals which healthcare consumers have chosen as having the highest quality and image in more than 300 markets throughout the U.S.

"Consumers have the power to choose where and who to go to for their healthcare needs, and I am proud to once again have Sanford USD Medical Center be recognized as one of the highest quality care organizations in the nation," said Charles P. O’Brien, MD, President, Sanford USD Medical Center. "It is the clinical expertise of our staff and physicians that sets a high standard of care we are very proud of."

Winners are determined by consumer perceptions on multiple quality and image ratings collected in the company’s Healthcare Market Guide Ticker study. Of the 3,200 hospitals named by consumers in the study, the winning facilities rank highest in their region.