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Strong Memorial Chosen as Rochester’s Most Preferred Hospital

Strong Wins NRC’s 2006/2007 Consumer Choice Award

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

For the 11th consecutive year, Strong Memorial Hospital has won the National Research Corporation’s (NRC) Consumer Choice Award. The annual award identifies hospitals that health care consumers have chosen as having the highest quality and image in 180 markets throughout the U.S. through NRC’s Healthcare Market Guide study. 

“We are delighted that Strong Memorial Hospital has again been recognized as Rochester’s most preferred hospital,” said Robert Panzer, M.D., chief quality officer of Strong Health. “This recognition reflects the success of our staff in meeting the increasingly difficult challenge of providing care that is patient-centered, safe, high-quality, and cost-effective.”

On Monday, Sept. 25, NRC publicly announced the award winners in the health care trade journal, Modern Healthcare. In accepting the award, Strong Memorial Hospital CEO Steven I. Goldstein, said, “This award carries special significance because it is based on the experiences and impressions of our most important audience – our patients.” 

NRC’s Healthcare Market Guide is the most comprehensive image/preference study of its kind, containing more consumer responses than any other study. The 2006/07 study surveyed over 200,000 households representing 400,000 consumers in the contiguous 48 states and the District of Columbia – giving it a margin of error of + or – 0.2 percent at a national level.

Owned by the University of Rochester, Strong offers its patients access to the robust teaching and biomedical research programs of the University of Rochester Medical Center. Scientists and physicians working on more than 350 federally funded research projects bring over $140 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health.

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