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Orange County Residents Name Hoag Hospital Most Preferred in Consumer Choice Survey

Thursday, November 12, 2009 General News J E 4
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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Nov. 11 For the 14th consecutive year, Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian has been named the most preferred hospital by Orange County residents based on a consumer study by National Research Corporation (NRC). The award identifies hospitals that health care consumers in each region have selected as having the highest quality and image in over 300 markets throughout the U.S.

"We are honored to receive this valued endorsement from the community," said Richard Afable, M.D., Hoag Hospital president and CEO. "Hoag Hospital is committed to serving Orange County by providing the highest quality care to our patients, which is a testament to the patient-centered care and dedication of the physicians, nurses and comprehensive health care team."

NRC Consumer Choice Award winners are determined by consumer perceptions on multiple quality and image ratings collected in the company's Healthcare Market Guide Ticker(R) study. Of the 3,200 hospitals named by consumers in the study, the winning facilities ranked highest in Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs), as defined by the US Census Bureau. The Ticker study surveyed 250,000 households representing over 450,000 consumers in the contiguous 48 states and the District of Columbia.

About National Research Corporation

National Research Corporation's (NRC) Healthcare Market Guide Ticker(R) is the nation's largest and most comprehensive study of its kind. NRC is an industry leader, with more than two decades of experience in health care performance measurement and improvement.

About Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian (www.hoaghospital.org) is a 498-bed, not-for-profit, acute care hospital located in Newport Beach, Calif. Fully accredited by the Joint Commission and designated as a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), Hoag offers a comprehensive mix of health care services, including Centers of Excellence in cancer, heart and vascular, neurosciences, orthopedics and women's health. National Research Corporation has endorsed Hoag as Orange County's most preferred hospital for the past 14 consecutive years. And for an unprecedented 14 years, residents of Orange County have chosen Hoag as the county's best hospital in a local newspaper survey. In order to meet the growing needs of Irvine and South County residents, Hoag will open an Irvine campus in 2010. Hoag continues to offer additional services to the community through the seven Hoag Health Centers located throughout Orange County.

SOURCE Hoag Hospital
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