NEWS | November 7, 2016

Consumers again rate UC Davis Medical Center as the region's best


UC Davis Medical Center has been selected for the 17th time as a Consumer Choice Award winner by National Research Corporation (NRC).

“The Consumer Choice Award is one of our most valued recognitions, because it is based on the trust and loyalty of those who have many choices for their health care,” said Ann Madden Rice, CEO of the medical center. “It is a strong validation of our leadership in excellent, patient-centered care.”

The award is based on a survey of health care decision makers in 300,000 U.S. households that was conducted between October 2015 and September 2016. Respondents rated their local hospitals on multiple quality and image ratings.

UC Davis Medical Center has been recognized with the Consumer Choice Award for 2016-17

Out of 17 hospitals in the Sacramento region, UC Davis Medical Center received the highest composite score based on ratings in each of four areas: 

  • Best overall quality
  • Best image and reputation
  • Best doctors
  • Best nurses

According to NRC, the survey is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive consumer assessment of the health care industry. The study has a margin of error of plus or minus 0.2 percent at a national level.

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