Now for 12 years in a row, MUSC is the recipient of the National
Research Corporation’s (NRC) 2009 Consumer Choice Award. Each year, NRC
identifies hospitals that health care consumers chose as facilities
that possess the highest quality and image within 180 markets around
the United States. The annual survey is focused on the Tri-county and
coastal region and was submitted to consumers via the Internet.
The survey evaluated several categories. MUSC led the market in: best
overall quality, best image and reputation, most preferred for all
health needs, best doctors, best nurses, highest patient safety, most
personalized care, best community health programs, latest health
technology and equipment, widest range of health services, best
accommodations/amenities and hospital Web site used most often.
In clinical areas, MUSC also obtained the highest score in cancer
treatment, heart care, bariatric surgery, pediatric services, women’s
GYN, neurology, mental health, orthopedic treatment/surgery, hospital
emergency room, imaging services, hospital inpatient stay,
maternity/OB, outpatient testing/X-ray and outpatient/same day surgery.
Friday, Nov. 27, 2009