4 hospitals in Kentucky with top nurse-patient communication scores

The following hospitals in Kentucky received top marks on patients' HCAHPS surveys in the category of nurse communication.

At least 89 percent of patients at these four hospitals responded on their surveys that nurses always communicated well. In Kentucky, the average score is 82 percent, slightly higher than the national average of 80 percent.

The figures are from CMS' Hospital Compare website and represent HCAHPS scores collected from April 2015 through March 2016, the most recent data available.

Note: Hospitals with fewer than 100 completed surveys were excluded from consideration for this list.

1. TJ Health Columbia — 99 percent

2. Rockcastle Regional Hospital and Respiratory Care Center (Mount Vernon) — 92 percent

3. The Medical Center at Albany — 90 percent

4. Marcum and Wallace Memorial Hospital (Irvine) — 89 percent

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