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Duke University Hospital Receives Consumer Choice Award for Both Triangle and Triad

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DURHAM, N.C. -- Consumers in the Research Triangle region of
North Carolina again have voted Duke
University Hospital
the No. 1 health care facility in their
region, while consumers in the Triad placed Duke in a tie for
the best in that region.

The poll was conducted by National Research Corp.
of Lincoln, Neb., and announced in the Sept. 24 edition of
Modern Healthcare magazine.

Winners of the Consumer Choice Awards were determined by
consumer perceptions on multiple quality and image ratings
collected in the National Research
Corp.
's annual Health Care Market Guide Study, which
surveyed more than 150,000 households in 106 markets. Among the
topics on which consumers were quizzed are the overall quality
of the institution, the expertise of its physicians and nurses
and the image and reputation of the facility.

"It is a wonderful honor to continue to be recognized by the
residents of the Triangle and we are pleased to know that our
reputation extends into the Triad region as well," said Dr.
Ralph Snyderman, chancellor for health affairs and president
and chief executive officer of the Duke University Health
System. "This is a tribute to our staff members' unequivocal
dedication to the health and well being of Duke Hospital
patients."

Duke Hospital is a co-winner this year in the Triad with
North Carolina Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem. Duke was
voted No. 1 in the Research Triangle in 2000 and was tied for
No 1. with Raleigh's WakeMed in 1999.

National Research
Corp.
provides a wide range of health care performance
measurements.

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