Providence Hospital is Co-Winner of 2016/2017 Consumer Choice Award from National Research Corporation

November 30, 2016 11:58 am Published by

For the 20th consecutive year, Mobile consumers have placed Providence Hospital at the top of the list of area hospitals with the best overall quality, according to National Research Corporation.

Providence Hospital is a member of Ascension, the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system.

National Research Corporation named Providence as a co-winner of the company’s 2016/2017 Consumer Choice Award, based on a survey that showed strong consumer preference for Providence in the Mobile market. The survey responses were gathered from October 2015 through the end of September 2016.

“This award reflects Providence Hospital’s longstanding commitment to the Mobile community and our continued focus on the patient experience, patient safety and the quality of the services we provide,” said Todd Kennedy, president of Providence Hospital.

“This honor would not be possible without the skilled, compassionate care provided every day to every patient by our doctors, nurses and staff.”

“This honor would not be possible without the skilled, compassionate care provided every day to every patient by our doctors, nurses and staff.”

“For each of the past 21 years, winning hospitals have provided outstanding experiences that have transcended their four walls to drive consume preference, trust and loyalty in their markets. We are honored to congratulate this year’s wines on a job well done,” said Brian Wynne, Market Insights General Manager at National Research.

A complete list of winners can be found at

About National Research Corporation

For 35 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.

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About Providence Hospital

Based in Mobile, Ala., Providence Health System includes Providence Hospital and Providence Medical Group, a multi-specialty physician network. It is a member of Ascension, the largest Catholic, non-profit health system in the U.S. which is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to the poor and vulnerable. Founded in 1854, Providence Hospital is licensed for 349 beds and provided care represented by more than 15,000 inpatient discharges and nearly 145,000 outpatient visits last year. Specialized services include comprehensive cardiac care, orthopedics, obstetrics, cancer, a freestanding rehabilitation and wellness center, and an Outpatient Center with dedicated outpatient diagnostic services and surgical suites. Providence Hospital has been designated a Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery and for Hip and Knee Surgery from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama, reflecting a high level of performance in meeting overall quality measures for patient safety and outcomes. Providence Medical Group has 20 practices and more than 70 physicians offering primary and specialty care in offices across southwest Alabama and southeast Mississippi.  Providence Medical Group is able to provide a continuum of quality healthcare and a variety of medical services to the community, including family medicine, radiation oncology, endocrinology, rheumatology, general surgery, podiatry, occupational health and more. More information is available at or 251-633-1000.