January 8, 2007; Brooklyn, NY) - Maimonides Medical Center has been named the winner of the 2006-2007 Consumer Choice Award for Brooklyn by the National Research Corporation (NRC) in its survey of more than 400,000 healthcare consumers. The award honors hospitals that consumers have identified as providing the highest quality care and having the best overall image.
“It is certainly gratifying to be recognized by the people in the communities we serve for providing an excellent level of medical care,” said Pamela S. Brier, president and CEO of Maimonides Medical Center. “An honor of this nature signifies that we're doing something right, but it also inspires our entire staff as we strive to establish ever-higher standards of patient care.”
The 2006/07 Healthcare Market Guide is the nation's largest and most comprehensive study of its kind, containing more consumer responses than any other study used to measure hospital performance and preferences.
The 2006/07 NRC Healthcare Market Guide study surveyed more than 200,000 households in the contiguous 48 states and the District of Columbia. Of the 3,200 hospitals cited by consumers in the survey, 233 facilities ranked highest in their Metropolitan Statistical Areas as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau. Winners were determined by consumer perceptions on multiple quality and image ratings in the study.
About Maimonides Medical Center Maimonides Medical Center is one of the largest independent teaching hospitals in the nation, training over 450 medical and surgical residents annually. Widely recognized for its major achievements in medical technology and patient safety, Maimonides has 705 beds and over 70 subspecialty programs. Its Cardiology, Stroke and Critical Care divisions are rated among the top 5% in the nation.