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Sanford Medical Centers Earn Consumer Choice Award

(Fargo N.D. and Sioux Falls S.D.) – National Research Corporation is recognizing the nation’s top hospitals as 2013/2014 Consumer Choice Award winners. Sanford Medical Centers in Fargo and Sioux Falls have won the award for the 8th consecutive year. The list was published in the print edition of Modern Healthcare Magazine on Oct. 21.

 The award identifies hospitals that healthcare consumers have chosen as having the highest quality and image in markets throughout the U.S. This is the eighteenth year National Research has awarded hospitals whose consumers have recognized them for providing the highest quality healthcare. Sanford has the only facilities listeded in the Dakotas.

Winners are determined by consumer perceptions multiple quality and image ratings collected by surveys. This study includes over 270,000 households in the US. From the households surveyed, roughly 3,000 hospitals named by consumers are analyzed and ranked based on their Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs) as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, with the winning facilities being ranked the highest.

The Consumer Choice Award provides a benchmark for consumers to show how important quality healthcare is to them and their families. It recognizes those facilities that are meeting or exceeding the needs of consumers-their patients. Consumers are taking a more proactive role in their healthcare decisions and demanding higher quality.

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Stacy Bauer Jones
Sanford Media Manager – Sioux Falls Region
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Emily Bormann
Sanford Media Strategist – Fargo Region
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