34 hospitals with the best patient discharge information practices

The following hospitals have the highest proportion of patients who reported they were given information about how to care for themselves after hospital discharge, according to their HCAHPS survey results.

The data is from CMS' Hospital Compare website and was collected between July 2013 and June 2014. For reference, the national average rate of discharge information provision is 86 percent, according to Hospital Compare.

Hospitals with fewer than 100 completed patient surveys were excluded from the data sorting process.

The following hospitals had at least 94 percent of patients say they were given information about what to do during their recovery at home.

Westlake Regional Hospital (Columbia, Ky.) — 100 percent

Sterling (Colo.) Regional MedCenter — 95 percent

UHHS Memorial Hospital of Geneva (Ohio) — 95 percent

Whitman Hospital and Medical Center (Colfax, Wash.) — 95 percent

Texas Institute for Surgery at Presbyterian Hospital (Dallas) — 95 percent

Unity Medical and Surgical Hospital (Mishawaka, Ind.) — 95 percent

Advanced Surgical Hospital (Washington, Pa.) — 95 percent

Richland Memorial Hospital (Olney, Ill.) — 95 percent

Regional Medical Center (Manchester, Iowa) — 95 percent

Oakleaf Surgical Hospital (Altoona, Wis.) — 95 percent

Lincoln (Neb.) Surgical Hospital — 95 percent

Millinocket (Maine) regional Hospital — 94 percent

Page Memorial Hospital (Luray, Va.) — 94 percent

Bluffton (Ohio) Hospital — 94 percent

Orthopaedic Hospital at Parkview North (Fort Wayne, Ind.) — 94 percent

Tomah (Wis.) Memorial Hospital — 94 percent

Sparta (Ill.) Community Hospital — 94 percent

Union Hospital Clinton (Ind.) — 94 percent

Sugar Land (Texas) Surgical Hospital — 94 percent

Eastland (Texas) Memorial Hospital — 94 percent

Community Medical Center (Falls City, Neb.) — 94 percent

Mayo Clinic Health System Northland (Barron, Wis.) — 94 percent

United Regional Medical Center (Manchester, Tenn.) — 94 percent

Bridgton (Maine) Hospital — 94 percent

Pullman (Wash.) Regional Hospital — 94 percent

Spectrum Health Zeeland (Mich.) Community Hospital — 94 percent

New England Baptist Hospital (Boston) — 94 percent

OSS Orthopaedic Hospital (York, Pa.) — 94 percent

Nebraska Orthopaedic Hospital (Omaha, Neb.) — 94 percent

Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin (Glendale) — 94 percent

Surgical Institute of Reading (Wyomissing, Pa.) — 94 percent

Orem (Utah) Community Hospital — 94 percent

St. Clare Hospital (Baraboo, Wis.) — 94 percent

Hendricks Regional Health (Danville, Ind.) — 94 percent



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