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    Memorial Medical Center Named Consumer Choice Award Winner for the 12th Consecutive Year

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    Craig Baize, Marketing & Communications

    Modesto, November 4, 2013 – Memorial Medical Center, part of the Sutter Health network, has again been recognized by National Research Corporation as a Consumer Choice Award winner and Stanislaus County residents’ Most Preferred Hospital in overall quality and image for 2013/2014.

    Each year, National Research honors those hospitals whose consumers rate as having the best quality and image, based on their nationally syndicated Market Insights study of over 270,000 households.

    “The Consumer Choice award is something we value and appreciate,” said Daryn Kumar, Memorial Medical Center chief executive officer. “We take our commitment to our patients seriously, and put their care at the heart of every decision we make. When that commitment is recognized by our community members, and we are honored with the Consumer Choice Award, we feel that we are on track with our never-ending efforts to provide safe, quality, affordable care.”

    The criteria used to select this year’s award winners are based on a composite score of four metrics: best overall quality, best image/reputation, best doctors, and best nurses.

    “Every single person on our staff at Memorial plays a crucial role in making sure we provide quality health care to our patients,” said Alfredo Montelongo, M.D., Memorial Medical Center chief of staff. “As a physician, I see every day how our team interacts, and how that translates into the high level of care we can provide. Knowing that our community also recognizes it, via these types of awards, is very gratifying. We appreciate the feedback from our community.”

    About Memorial Medical Center:
    Memorial Medical Center is part of Sutter Health, a family of not-for-profit hospitals, physician organizations and other medical services that share resources and expertise to advance health care quality and access. Serving more than 100 communities in Northern California, Sutter Health is a regional leader in cardiac care, cancer treatment, orthopedics, obstetrics, and newborn intensive care, and is a pioneer in advanced patient safety technology. For more information, visit