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MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital wins Consumer Choice Award
Consumers in Pierce County have once again chosen MultiCare Tacoma General as a top destination for receiving health care, according to the largest and most comprehensive consumer study of U.S. health care.
For the 14th time, Tacoma General Hospital ranks No. 1 as the region’s preferred choice for health care. The hospital received the 2011-2012 Consumer Choice Award, as chosen by local residents surveyed by National Research Corp.
When asked name their most-preferred hospital, people chose Tacoma General based on criteria such as best overall quality, best image and reputation, best doctors and best nurses.
“This award validates our employees’ commitment to providing skilled and compassionate care to our community,” said Shelly Mullin, RN, vice president of Tacoma General Hospital. “The achievement is especially rewarding because our hard work was recognized by the people who matter most: The people we serve. I am extremely proud of our team.”
St. Joseph Medical Center is a co-recipient of this award in Pierce County. For the study, National Research Corp. surveyed more than 270,000 households from September 2010 to August 2011.
The award is a vote of confidence in MultiCare’s commitment to being the region’s trusted provider of health care. Recently, MultiCare opened the 132,000-square-foot Milgard Pavilion at Tacoma General Hospital, bringing much needed expanded services to Tacoma. The new building includes two new Emergency Departments and the MultiCare Regional Cancer Center.
MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital first received the Consumer Choice Award in 1996.
Posted on Oct 17, 2011 in Trophy Case