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Elkhart General Hospital and Memorial Hospital Win Consumer Choice Awards

Elkhart General Hospital and Memorial Hospital of South Bend were named 2015/2016 Consumer Choice Award winners by National Research Corporation in their respective markets. Both hospitals are part of Beacon Health System. The annual award identifies hospitals across the United States that healthcare consumers choose as having the highest quality and image.

This is the eighth time that Elkhart General has won this award, and the 14th year in a row for Memorial Hospital.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Consumer Choice Award celebrating the power of a strong brand image in healthcare.

“For each of the past 20 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.

Winners are determined by consumer perceptions on multiple quality and image ratings collected in the company’s Market Insights survey, the largest online consumer healthcare survey in the country.

National Research 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.

A complete list of winners can be found at www.nationalresearch.com/ConsumerChoice.

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. For more information, call 800-388-4264, write to moc.hcraeserlanoitan@ofni, or visit www.nationalresearch.com.