Virtua receives 2012/2013 Consumer Choice Award
Virtua has been recognized by National Research Corporation (NRC) as one of the nation’s top hospitals. The Consumer Choice Award recognizes hospitals chosen by healthcare consumers as providing the best care and having the best image and reputation in more than 300 markets throughout the country. Virtua is one of the select few in this area to receive the 2012/2013 Consumer Choice Award.
“Our mission is to help people be well, get well and stay well,” said Virtua President & CEO Richard P. Miller. “We are honored to be recognized as a premier healthcare organization for doing just that. This award is a tribute to our employees who work very hard every day to provide outstanding experiences to patients and their families.”
Virtua received the award based on consumer perceptions of multiple quality and image ratings collected in NRC’s Market Insights/Ticker survey. This study surveyed over 250,000 households representing over 450,000 consumers nationwide. The hospitals that patients rated as the most preferred places to receive care based on quality and image were then chosen as Consumer Choice Award winners.
As one of New Jersey’s largest health systems, Virtua helps people be well, get well and stay well through a comprehensive range of health care services. Services are delivered through three health and wellness centers, three fitness centers, four acute care hospitals, primary and specialty physician practices with more than 240 physicians, urgent care centers, seven ambulatory surgery centers, home health services, two long-term care and rehabilitation centers, 12 paramedic units and a wide range of outpatient services. A leader in maternal and child health services, Virtua delivers almost 8,000 babies a year. Virtua also provides employment and wellness services to 1,700 businesses and corporations. An innovator in clinical and information technology such as electronic medical records, Virtua is recognized for its ground-breaking partnerships with GE Healthcare
, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
and the Fox Chase Cancer Center
. It is the official orthopedic provider for the Philadelphia Flyers
. Virtua employs more than 8,400 people and has been honored as the #1 Best Place to Work in the Delaware Valley for seven consecutive years. It is the recipient of the Consumer Choice Award from the National Research Corporation. For more information, visit www.virtua.org