For the fifth straight year, survey respondents have named UC Davis Medical Center as having the
best quality and image of all hospitals in the Sacramento area.
As a result, the medical center has received a 2003 Consumer Choice Award from the National Research
For the past eight years, the NRC has named the top hospitals in markets throughout the United States.
This year, the NRC selected 175 hospitals in more than 130 markets to receive Consumer Choice Awards.
The names of the hospitals were published in Modern Healthcare.
In the Sacramento metropolitan area, consisting of Sacramento, El Dorado and Placer counties, 811 households
participated in the survey. They were asked to name the top hospital based on four attributes: doctors,
nurses, overall quality and overall image or reputation.