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Tacoma General Wins Prestigious Consumer Choice Award
Largest South Sound Hospital Consistently Earns Distinction for Eleventh Time
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Todd Kelley (253) 403-1716
(TACOMA)--Area consumers have once again selected Tacoma General Hospital as the hospital they would choose for their health care. That’s the finding of National Research Corporation (NRC), which has honored Tacoma General with the 2008/09 Consumer Choice award.
Tacoma General Hospital first received the distinction in 1996 and has won it 11 times since then.
“The staff at Tacoma General Hospital deserves the credit for this award,” says Diane Cecchettini, RN, MultiCare Health System President & CEO. “Their hard work and commitment to quality patient care has been recognized by the patients they serve and by organizations that measure quality and efficiency. We’re proud of the entire MultiCare team, who consistently put patients first in the personal care they provide and the teamwork they demonstrate.”
The National Research Corporation Consumer Choice Award reflects the views of over 200,000 households across the nation and is published in Modern Healthcare. Out of 3,200 hospitals nationwide, Tacoma General is one of only 226 hospitals to make the list.
Based on the views of consumers, Tacoma General is a highly preferred health care provider for the Tacoma/Pierce County region. This award also indicates that Tacoma General has achieved a level of service that is valued by consumers in the community. It asked specific questions about which hospital has the best doctors, nurses, personalized care, community health programs and reputation.
MultiCare is also listed nationally in the Top 100 Integrated Health Networks by Verispan, Inc. and has earned this distinction more than any other health system in Washington State. MultiCare has received several prestigious awards in recent years for the treatment of chest pains and stroke, significantly reducing the time of treatment.
MultiCare is a leading-edge, integrated health organization made up of four hospitals, numerous primary care and urgent care clinics, multi-specialty centers, Hospice and Home Health services, and many other services. A not-for-profit organization based in Tacoma, Washington since 1882, MultiCare has grown over the years in response to community needs. Today we are the area's largest provider of health care services, serving patients at 93 locations in Pierce, South King, Kitsap and Thurston counties.
Posted on Sep 29, 2008 in