Wesley Healthcare November 05, 2014

WICHITA – Wesley Medical Center was publicly recognized by National Research Corporation as a 2014/2015 Consumer Choice Award winner. The award identifies hospitals which healthcare consumers have chosen as having the highest quality and image. Wesley has won the annual award seven times over the past 19 years and has been a co-winner 10 times.

“Wesley has provided high-quality patient care to south-central Kansas for more than 100 years,” said Hugh Tappan, Wesley’s president and CEO. “Being recognized again is a well-deserved testament to our employees’, physicians’ and volunteers’ commitment to our community.”

Winners are determined by consumer perceptions on multiple quality and image ratings collected in the company’s Market Insights Survey, which surveys more than 290,000 households in the contiguous 48 states and Washington, D.C. The survey is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive study of its kind with a margin of error of plus or minus 0.2 percent at a national level.

“The complexity of healthcare has urged consumers to play a much more integral role in their care decisions, which in turn is prompting healthcare systems like Wesley to lead a proactive approach to brand awareness,” said Brian Wynne, vice president of sales at National Research. “This year’s winners have done an exceptional job of representing their facilities in terms of high-quality care, improvement initiatives and positive consumer perceptions and experiences.”

Winners were announced in the Oct. 13 issue of Modern Healthcare magazine. For more information about Wesley Medical Center and its facilities, please visit www.wesleymc.com.

Wesley Medical Center is the region’s leading acute care hospital network providing a full range of diagnostic and treatment services for patients throughout Kansas and northern Oklahoma since 1912. As a leader in Overall Recommended Care in national rankings, Wesley treats more than 24,000 patients annually and delivers more than 6,000 babies – more than any hospital in a 13-state region. Wesley provides the most extensive emergency network in Wichita, with Wesley ER, Wesley West ER and Galichia ER. Wesley owns and operates Galichia Heart Hospital, WESLEYCare Clinics and the Pediatric Center of Kansas. To learn more about Wesley Medical Center, please visit www.wesleymc.com.

About National Research Corporation

For more than 30 years, National Research Corporation (NASDAQ: NRCIA and NRCIB) has been at the forefront of patient-centered care. Today, the company’s focus on empowering customer-centric healthcare across the continuum extends patient-centered care to incorporate families, communities, employees, senior housing residents, and other stakeholders. Recognized by Modern Healthcare as the largest patient satisfaction firm in the U.S., National Research is dedicated to representing the true voice of patients and other healthcare stakeholders. This integration of cross-continuum metrics and analytics uncovers insights for effective performance improvement, quality measurement, care transitions, and many other factors that impact population health management. National Research is headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska. For more information, call 800-388-4264, write to info@nationalresearch.com, or visit www.nationalresearch.com.