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MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital wins Consumer Choice Award
Consumers in Pierce County have once again chosen MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital as a top destination for receiving health care, according to the largest and most comprehensive consumer study of U.S. health care.
For the 15th time, MultiCare Tacoma General ranks No. 1 as the region’s preferred choice for health care. The hospital received the 2012-2013 Consumer Choice Award, as chosen by local residents surveyed by National Research Corp.
When asked to name their most-preferred hospital, people chose MultiCare Tacoma General based on criteria such as best overall quality, best image and reputation, best doctors and best nurses.
“We are honored to receive this award, which recognizes the dedication of our doctors, nurses and staff at MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital to providing skilled, high quality care to our patients every day,” said Lisa Strom, RN, Chief Operating Officer of Tacoma General Hospital.
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, 2011 to August 2012.
The award is a vote of confidence in MultiCare’s commitment to being the region’s trusted provider of health care. MultiCare Tacoma General provides Level 2 Adult Trauma Services, an expanded Emergency Department, Heart Hospital, Birth Center and Level III NICU. The hospital is building a new birth center and expanded Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that will open in 2015.
MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital first received the Consumer Choice Award in 1996.