Willis-Knighton Health System Receives WebMD Choice Awards

Nov 03, 2023

Willis-Knighton Health System has been named as a recipient of WebMD Choice Awards for 2023. WebMD, a national provider of health information, has recognized the health system with the WebMD Patient Choice Award and Medscape Provider Choice Award in oncology, cardiology, orthopedics, neurology and gastroenterology.

The WebMD Patient Choice Award identifies best-in-class health systems from a consumer perspective while the Medscape Physician Choice Award identifies best-in-class health systems from a physician perspective. The annual program ranks health systems in five specialities and 44 treatments/procedures across 28 markets and 112 subregions. Both awards are given to hospitals and health systems in the top 30% of patient or physician preferences in a local market.

“This recognition by WebMD reflects our commitment to delivering the highest quality care for patients we are privileged to serve,” says Jaf Fielder, president and CEO of Willis-Knighton Health System.  “We are honored to be trusted by patients and providers who know they can count on Willis-Knighton for best-in-class care when they need it most.”

This is the third year of the WebMD Choice Awards, which is the only program of its kind. It is based solely on the perception of patients and providers, using up-to-date data from the past year. Patient and physician opinions are measured using a market-by-market surveying process. The WebMD Patient Choice Awards survey was conducted via a live poll randomly targeted to relevant condition areas and audiences at WebMD.com, and geo-targeted and mapped to ZIP codes to gather market specific information.

The Physician Choice survey targeted a random subset of healthcare professionals in primary care and specialty areas via email, with geo-location data based on respondent National Provider Identifier (NPI) numbers.

All survey data is collected anonymously. 

“The Choice Awards are unique in our industry and are the only ones to provide the much needed perspectives of both patients and providers,” says John Wyte, MD, chief medical officer, WebMD. “WebMD is proud to champion their voices and we offer our sincerest appreciation and congratulations to the recipients being recognized for their excellence.”

WebMD is primarily an online publisher of news and information pertaining to health and well-being. It serves patients, physicians, healthcare professionals, employers and health plans through public and private online portals, mobile platforms and health-focused publications.