Fort Myers, FL, December 02, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Lee Memorial Hospital has been named Fort Myers’ top hospital in the National Research Corporation’s (NRC) 2009/2010 Consumer Choice Awards. Now in its 14th year, this award program recognizes hospitals that healthcare consumers in more than 300 markets throughout the U.S voted as having the highest quality and image.
Winners are determined by hundreds of thousands of households that participate in NRC’s Healthcare Market Guide TickerSM study – more than any other hospital performance and preference study conducted. Markets are determined according to U.S. Census bureau tracts.
“Receiving the Consumer Choice Award for the tenth consecutive year speaks volumes about how our staff never forgets that they treat people, not illnesses.” said Jim Nathan, President, Lee Memorial Health System. “It reinforces the importance of caring and compassion which is prevalent among our staff and it’s an honor to once again be a recipient of this award.”
The complete list of Top Hospital winners was announced in Modern Healthcare magazine in October. Lee Memorial Health System facilities have won this award consecutively since 2000.
About Lee Memorial Health System
Lee Memorial Health System (LMHS) is a community-owned health system in Lee County, Florida. It employs more than 8,500 people and is the fifth largest public health system in the United States. LMHS operates four acute care hospitals and two specialty hospitals, as well as outpatient centers, walk-in medical centers and primary care and specialist physician offices. Additionally, LMHS is the operator of the area’s only Trauma Center and Children’s Hospital, serving community residents from Tampa to Miami. Visit www.leememorial.org for more information.