NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans residents have named Ochsner Health System a "Consumer Choice Award" winner for the 12th straight year. The Consumer Choice Award reflects the growing role consumer choice plays in the healthcare field. Dr. Patrick Quinlan, Chief Executive Officer of Ochsner Health System, received the award today from NRC representatives.
National Research Corporation (NRC) provides annual Consumer Choice Awards for the most-preferred hospitals in more than 190 U.S. markets. The award honors hospitals that area consumers feel have the highest quality and image in their market based on multiple consumer ratings. In the largest study of its kind, NRC surveyed more than 200,000 households nationwide. Winners, named in Modern Healthcare magazine, are selected from the nation-wide consumer health care profile, the NRC Healthcare Market Guide. NRC is a recognized industry leader, with two decades of specialization in healthcare performance measurement.
"This award represents the dedication and hard work of our employees and medical staff. I am proud of what we have accomplished and the commitment to serving our community with distinction and excellence," said Dr. Quinlan.
Ochsner Health System (www.ochsner.org) is a non-profit, academic, multi-specialty, healthcare delivery system dedicated to patient care, research and education. The system includes seven hospitals, a sub-acute facility, and 32 health centers located throughout Southeast Louisiana. Through our unique coordinated system, Ochsner provides healthcare with peace of mind because we put the needs of all patients first. Ochsner employs over 600 physicians in 80 medical specialties and subspecialties and conducts over 700 ongoing clinical research trials annually. Ochsner was ranked #1"Best Place to Work" by New Orleans CityBusiness Magazine in 2005 and 2006 and received the Consumer Choice for Healthcare in New Orleans for 12 consecutive years. Ochsner was ranked as "Best" Hospital by U.S. News and World Report in July 2007.