October 25, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS – St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital, 2001 W. 86th Street, was selected by consumers as the No. 1 most preferred hospital in the 2012 National Research Corporation Consumer Choice Award survey. This marks the 17th consecutive year that the faith-based hospital has been honored by consumers.
In Indiana, St.Vincent is the only hospital to have won the award for all 17 years. Throughout the Midwest states, only three hospitals have won the Consumer Choice Award for 17 consecutive years.
"This recognition represents the trust we have established with our patients and families throughout the years," said Kyle DeFur, president of St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital. "The commitment of our medical staff and associates will remain as we work to improve the overall health of the communities we serve."
Nationwide, only 24 hospitals of nearly 3,200 mentioned by name have won the Consumer Choice Award for 17 years, which places St.Vincent in the top 1 percent.
National Research Corporation is an independent industry leader with more than two decades of experience in healthcare measurement and improvement. Hospitals that received recognition rank highest in their respective Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs) as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau.
In addition, St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital and the St.Vincent Heart Center of Indiana were ranked the top two facilities in the state and among the top 5 percent for cardiology and coronary interventions by HealthGrades – a leading independent healthcare ratings organization that analyzes patient outcomes at 4,500 hospitals across the nation. The 2012 ranking marks the eighth consecutive year that St.Vincent has been ranked the best in the state.
St.Vincent Hospitals and Health Services
Driven by the faith of four Daughters of Charity who arrived in Indianapolis in 1881 with $34.77 in their pockets, the St.Vincent Hospital mission is to treat the poor and sick by following our Core Values of Service of the Poor, Reverence, Integrity, Wisdom, Creativity and Dedication. Our healthcare ministry has grown to include six Centers of Excellence: Women's, Children's, Orthopedics, Cardiovascular, Neuroscience and Cancer Care. The ageless mission of St.Vincent remains unchanged: to minister to the minds, bodies and spirits of those in need.
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Johnny Smith Jr.
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