Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Wins Fifth Consecutive Consumer Choice Award
Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital October 12, 2009
LAKE FOREST, IL — For the fifth year in a row, a consumer study by National Research Corporation (NRC) named Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital the “Consumer Choice” Hospital for Lake and Kenosha counties.
“Our goal is to provide patients with compassionate, quality care close to home,” says Thomas J. McAfee, President and CEO of Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital. “We are happy to hear that our patients see us as a hospital they can trust.”
Each year, the award identifies hospitals that health care consumers in over 300 markets throughout the U.S. have identified as their top choices. Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital has won the award every year that the NRC has surveyed the Lake-Kenosha county market.
“Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital is honored to receive this distinction for the fifth time,” McAfee says. “We are proud of our commitment to serve the health care needs of this community, and we are focused on advancing care in ways that will be most beneficial to local residents in the future.”
“Health care has become an increasingly important issue across the country and empowered consumers are making decisions for themselves and their families when selecting their health care facilities and services,” said Ginny Martin, President of NRC’s Health Care Market Guide Division. “These Consumer Choice award winners exemplify the dedication it takes to provide quality health care to their communities, and we are pleased to honor them through the eyes of their patients.”
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital has exemplified its commitment to the community by expanding its services over the past year. The hospital added four imaging centers and now operates the county’s most expansive diagnostic imaging network. The hospital also added vital emergency services to western Lake County by converting its former Acute Care Center into a new Grayslake Emergency Center which accepts basic life support (BLS) ambulance transports. The state recently granted approval to Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital to open outpatient surgery and cancer treatment centers at the Grayslake Campus. Construction on the projects will begin this month.