Barnes-Jewish Hospital earns Consumer Choice Award for 17th consecutive year

November 7, 2012

ST. LOUIS – The National Research Corporation has publicly recognized Barnes-Jewish Hospital as one of the 2012/2013 Consumer Choice Award winners. The award identifies hospitals whose healthcare consumers have recognized them for having the highest quality and image in over 300 markets throughout the United States, and places Barnes-Jewish Hospital as the highest ranked hospital in the St. Louis area for the 17th consecutive year.

This study surveys more than 250,000 households representing more than 450,000 consumers in the contiguous 48 states and the District of Columbia. From the households surveyed, 3,200 hospitals named by consumers are analyzed and ranked based on their Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs) as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, with the winning facilities being ranked the highest. All 2012/2013 Consumer Choice Award Winners were listed in the Oct. 22 issue of Modern Healthcare.

Currently recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the largest patient satisfaction firms 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.


Barnes-Jewish Hospital is a 1,288 bed teaching hospital affiliated with Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo. The hospital has a 1,763 member medical staff, with many recognized as "Best Doctors in America." Barnes-Jewish is a member of BJC HealthCare, which provides a full range of health care services through its 13 hospitals and more than 100 health care sites in Missouri and Illinois. Barnes-Jewish Hospital is also consistently ranked as one of America’s “Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report.

Nicholas McLaren

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