OKLAHOMA CITY – Mercy’s focus on patient care has earned it a national top spot. National Research Corporation this week announced Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City has won the 2012/2013 Consumer Choice Award.
Researchers from the National Research Corporation, the largest consumer survey on health care in the U.S., asked Oklahoma City consumers which local hospital they liked best, specifically asking about overall quality, image and reputation, and quality of doctors and nurses. They ranked Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City the best for:
“We’re thrilled to receive this national recognition,” said Jim Gebhart, Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City president. “Being named consumer choice is especially humbling. After all, our team works hard every day to care for Oklahomans. It’s nice to know that the dedication, compassion and skills are recognized.
This summer, Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City earned The Oklahoman’s Readers Choice Awards, being named:
Mercy Hospital Fort Smith, in Arkansas, and Mercy Hospital Springfield, in Missouri, were also named to the national list of consumer choice.
Across the country, a modest 297 hospitals were named Consumer Choice this year. Mercy shares the recognition with four other hospitals in Oklahoma: INTEGRIS Baptist Hospital, in Oklahoma City, Saint Francis and St. John, in Tulsa, and Comanche County Memorial Hospital, in Lawton.
Mercy is the sixth largest Catholic health care system in the U.S. and serves more than 3 million people annually. Mercy includes 31 hospitals, 300 outpatient facilities, 38,000 co-workers and 1,700 integrated physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.