National Research Corporation (NRC) recently named Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal as one of its 2011/2012 Consumer Choice Award winners for being the "Most Preferred Hospital for Overall Quality and Image" in this region.
BroMenn Medical Center has received the award for the past three years. The award is based on the hospital that those surveyed say possesses: 1) Best Overall Quality; 2) Best Overall Image/Reputation; 3) Best Doctors; 4) Best Nurses. BroMenn is one of only seven hospitals in Illinois to receive the honor.
NRC annually provides Consumer Choice Awards for the most-preferred hospitals in over 300 U.S. Markets. Winners are determined by consumer perceptions on multiple quality and image ratings collected in the company’s Ticker® survey.
Of the 3,200 hospitals named by consumers in the study, the winning facilities rank highest in their Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs), as defined by the US Census Bureau. The NRC study surveyed over 250,000 households, representing over 450,000 consumers in the contiguous 48 states and the District of Columbia.
NRC's study is the nation's largest and most comprehensive study of its kind. No other study used to measure hospital performance and consumer preferences contains more responses than NRC's study.
About Advocate BroMenn Medical Center
Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, located in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois, has been serving and caring for the people of central Illinois for more than 115 years. As the health care leader in McLean County, BroMenn provides healing and discovery, while simultaneously offering the warm touch of professional caregivers who form the BroMenn family.
A 221-bed hospital renowned for its neuro, cardiac, orthopedic and women’s services, Advocate BroMenn Medical Center is also a teaching facility, offering residency programs in Neurosurgery, Family Practice and Clinical Pastoral Education. The facility has won several awards for clinical quality and patient satisfaction. BroMenn also has several active partnerships with other organizations, including a cancer center, an Advanced MRI site, a sleep disorders center, an addiction recovery unit, and an assisted living facility.
Advocate BroMenn Medical Center is part of Advocate Health Care, one of the nation's top 10 health systems, based on clinical performance. Advocate is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 10 acute care hospitals, two integrated children's hospitals, five Level I trauma centers (the state's highest designation in trauma care),two Level II trauma centers, one of the area's largest home health care companies and one of the region's largest medical groups. Advocate Health Care trains more primary care physicians and residents at its three major teaching hospitals than any other health system in the state. As a not-for- profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ, Advocate contributed $474 million in charitable care and services to Illinois communities in 2010.
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