Published on October 18, 2010

Baptist Memphis Earns 15th Consecutive Consumer Choice Award

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - For the 15th year in a row, a majority of Memphis-area residents named Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis as their hospital of choice in a national survey.

The nationally syndicated Healthcare Market Guide Ticker study of nearly 250,000 households asked consumers which hospital in their community has the best overall quality, best image and reputation, best doctors and best nurses. Hospitals in more than 300 markets were chosen and the winning hospitals received Consumer Choice awards.

Baptist Memphis was chosen 2 ½ to 1 compared to other area hospitals in all four categories.

"Our employees and physicians are the reasons Memphians named Baptist Memphis as their hospital of choice," said Derick Ziegler, administrator and CEO of Baptist Memphis. "They work so hard every day to help ensure our patients receive high quality care."

The Baptist Memphis campus includes the 706-bed hospital that is the flagship of the Baptist Memorial Health Care system. It serves as a major referral center for patients from across the Mid-South and offers many diagnostic, surgical and rehabilitation services. The hospital has added hundreds of beds in the past few years, with the opening of a new patient tower and the Baptist Heart Institute. According to HealthGrades®, Baptist Memphis' cardiac and gastrointestinal surgery, as well as its stroke, pulmonary and critical care services, were among the top 5 percent in the nation in 2010, resulting in the facility receiving the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical ExcellenceTM. For more information, call 901-226-5000 or visit


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