Consumers have once again named Rapides Regional Medical Center as a Consumer Choice #1 in the Alexandria area, according to the National Research Corporation.

This time, RRMC was chosen as having the area’s highest quality and image.

“Once again, we’re honored to receive an award that recognizes the high levels of quality healthcare provided here at Rapides Regional Medical Center,” said Jason Cobb, Rapides Regional Medical Center’s chief executive officer. “The Consumer Choice Award, however, also takes into account the reputation our physicians, nurses and staff work hard to maintain – that of a caring, compassionate hospital that leads the way. We are proud to be considered the best consumer choice among Central Louisiana hospitals. It’s an award we are happy to live up to.”

The NRC Market Insights data is the largest consumer survey on healthcare in the United States.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the award.

Winners are determined by consumer perceptions on multiple quality and image ratings collected in the company’s Market Insights survey, the largest online consumer healthcare survey in the country. National Research surveys more than 300,000 households in the U.S. Hospitals named by consumers are analyzed and ranked based on Core Based Statistical Areas defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, with winning facilities being ranked the highest.

The Consumer Choice Award recognized 277 hospitals across the country as having the highest quality and image, including five in Louisiana. This is the third year in a row RRMC has been recognized as a Consumer Choice hospital.