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Research Firm Recognizes Top Doctors for Patient Satisfaction
Posted: 3/14/2018

Miramar Beach, Fla. –– Professional Research Consultants (PRC) has recognized eight physicians and nurse practitioners within Sacred Heart Medical Group as 5-Star Award Winners in the Okaloosa and Walton counties.

PRC conducts patient surveys and research for more than 2,000 healthcare organizations, including Sacred Heart. The 5-star providers are those who scored in the top 10 percent nationally on patient satisfaction surveys. Awards are based on how often patients gave their physician, PA or nurse practitioner a rating of excellent on the PRC survey.

The 5-Star Award winners for 2017 are:

• Dr. Glenn Bankert, Crestview, Gynecology
• Dr. Kara Brooks, Crestview, Family Medicine
• Dr. Mark Cooper, Crestview, Family Medicine
• Dr. Ralph Goodman, Emerald Coast, Endocrinology
• Dr. Kerrian Hudson, Destin, Family Medicine
• Dr. Charles Mayes, Emerald Coast, Cardiology
• Dr. Sean McWilliams, Emerald Coast, Otolaryngology
• Dr. Stephen Zimmermann, Niceville/Blue Water Bay, Internal Medicine

"We are so proud of these physicians and advanced practice practitioners for being rated in the top 10% in the nation for patient perception of care," said Bob Murphy, president of the Ascension Medical Group at Sacred Heart. "Every day they exhibit compassion and respect for the patients they serve. This represents their skill in explaining things in a way that people understand, and listening carefully to what people are saying. These are things we all want from our healthcare providers," he added.

About Sacred Heart Health System
On the Gulf Coast, Ascension operates Sacred Heart Health System based in Pensacola, Fla. and Providence Hospital and Providence Medical Group based in Mobile, Ala. Together, these Ascension healthcare facilities have served Gulf Coast communities for more than 160 years and they employ more than 6,600 associates. Across the region, Ascension provided more than $113 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in fiscal year 2016. Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, operating 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia. For more on Sacred Heart Health System, visit


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