ALEXANDRIA, LA.- Rapides Regional Medical Center once again received the "Best Hospital" award from the Town Talk's recent "Cenla's Choice Awards." This is the third consecutive year that RRMC has received this award.

"This award is an honor," said Jason E. Cobb, FACHE, Rapides Regional Medical Center's president and chief executive officer. "Rapides Regional Medical Center has been taking care of Central Louisiana families for 117 years. This year has been unlike any most of us have seen in our lifetimes. Still, our employees worked together to provide our patients and their families with the very best of care under truly extraordinary circumstances. It means so much to us that our community recognizes their effort and dedication."

The awards recognize the most outstanding local businesses in Central Louisiana and are based on nominations and votes from the community.

Nominations were made in more than 100 categories - ranging from best coffee house and salon to best electrician and bakery. The awards focus on small businesses, regional chains and local corporations.

"We appreciate all who took the time to vote for Rapides Regional in the Best Hospital category," Cobb said.

"This year we've received several awards that recognize the high level of patient care provided at RRMC and the high level of employee satisfaction felt by our employees. This award shows that our community feels the same way."