Wesley Healthcare December 20, 2016

Wesley wins national Consumer Choice Award for Wichita market

WICHITA – Wesley Medical Center is one of just 279 hospitals nationwide to be named a Consumer Choice Award Winner by National Research Corporation (NRC) for 2016-2017. The annual award identifies hospitals across the United States that healthcare consumers have chosen as having the highest quality and image in surveys.

Wesley has won the annual award outright nine times over the past 20 years and has been named a co-winner 10 times.

“We are proud to once again be selected a Consumer Choice Award winner,” said Bill Voloch, president and CEO of Wesley Healthcare.  “Quality healthcare and patient satisfaction are our biggest priorities and, with consumers having choice when it comes to their healthcare, we are pleased to be seen by our community as a quality provider.”

Winners are determined by consumer perceptions on multiple quality and image ratings collected in the company’s online Ticker survey. This study surveys more than 300,000 households in the contiguous 48 states and the District of Columbia. Hospitals named by consumers are analyzed and ranked based on Core Based Statistical Areas defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, with winning facilities being ranked the highest.

“For each of the past 21 years, winning hospitals have provided outstanding experiences that have transcended their four walls to build consumer preference, loyalty and trust in their markets. We are honored to congratulate this year’s winners on a job well done,” said Brian Wynne, vice president of business development at National Research.

NRC’s Ticker Survey is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive study of its kind. The study has a margin of error of plus or minus 0.2 percent at a national level.  Co-winners are named when scores fall within the statistical margin of error for a given market.

A complete list of winners were recently announced in Modern Healthcare magazine. A complete list can also be found at nationalresearch.com/ConsumerChoice.  For more information about Wesley Healthcare and its services, please visit www.wesleymc.com.

Wesley Healthcare 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 surveys, Wesley Medical Center 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, Wesley Woodlawn ER, the region’s only pediatric ER and soon, Wesley Derby ER.  Wesley owns and operates Wesley Woodlawn Hospital & ER, multiple WesleyCare clinics and is currently building the region’s only dedicated children’s hospital – Wesley Children’s Hospital. To learn more about Wesley Healthcare, 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. 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.