Virtua receives 2009/2010 Consumer Choice Award
Virtua has been recognized by the National Research Corporation (NRC) as one of the nation's top hospitals. The Consumer Choice Award showcases hospitals chosen by healthcare consumers for having the highest quality and best image in more than 300 markets throughout the United States. Virtua is one of the select few in the Delaware Valley to receive the 2009/2010 Consumer Choice Award.
"It's a tribute to our entire staff to be recognized as a premier healthcare organization. More people choose Virtua than any other healthcare provider in the region and we are gratified that the people we serve recognize the quality of care that Virtua delivers," said Richard P. Miller, Virtua President and CEO. "This award is a testament from our patients and families that they are provided an outstanding experience."
Virtua received the award based on consumer perceptions on multiple quality and image ratings collected in the annual NRC Healthcare Market Guide study, the largest and most comprehensive consumer healthcare profile of its kind. The guide surveyed more than 250,000 households representing about 450,000 consumers nationwide. No other study used to measure hospital performance and preferences contains more consumer input than NRC's study.
"Healthcare has become an increasingly important issue across the country and empowered consumers are making decisions for themselves and their families when selecting their healthcare facilities and services," said Ginny Martin, President of NRC's Ticker Division. "As care options multiply and financial challenges remain strong, consumer perception of quality continues to grow in importance. Dedication to providing high quality healthcare has become essential for all hospitals."
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 more than 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