44 hospitals with the best patient discharge information practices

The following hospitals have the highest percentage 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 April 2014 and March 2015. For reference, the national average rate of discharge information provision is 86 percent, according to Hospital Compare.

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

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

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

Montgomery County Memorial Hospital (Red Oak, Iowa) — 96 percent

Casey County Hospital (Liberty, Ky.) — 96 percent

Mille Lacs Health System (Onamia, Minn.) — 96 percent

Black River Memorial Hospital (Black River Falls, Wis.) — 96 percent

Jane Todd Crawford Hospital (Greensburg, Ky.) — 95 percent

Bridgton (Maine) Hospital — 95 percent

Fairview Hospital (Great Barrington, Mass.) — 95 percent

Box Butte General Hospital (Alliance, Neb.) — 95 percent

UHHS Memorial Hospital of Geneva (Ohio) — 95 percent

Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin (Glendale) — 95 percent

Ladd Memorial Hospital (Osceola, Wis.) — 95 percent

South Peninsula Hospital (Homer, Alaska) — 94 percent

OSF Saint Paul Medical Center (Mendota, Ill.) — 94 percent

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

The Women's Hospital (Newburgh, Ind.) — 94 percent

St. Vincent Randolph Hospital (Winchester, Ind.) — 94 percent

Regional Medical Center (Manchester, Iowa) — 94 percent

Burgess Health Center (Onawa, Iowa) — 94 percent

Myrtue Medical Center (Harlan, Iowa) — 94 percent

Holland (Mich.) Community Hospital — 94 percent

Allegan (Mich.) General Hospital — 94 percent

Bigfork (Minn.) Valley Hospital — 94 percent

Centra Care Health-Paynesville (Minn.) — 94 percent

Boone Country Health Center (Albion, Neb.) — 94 percent

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

Institute for Orthopaedic Surgery (Lima, Ohio) — 94 percent

Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center (Akron, Ohio) — 94 percent

Hardin Memorial Hospital (Kenton, Ohio) — 94 percent

Summit Medical Center (Edmond, Okla.) — 94 percent

Punxsutawney (Pa.) Area Hospital — 94 percent

Advanced Surgical Hospital (Washington, Pa.) — 94 percent

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

GHS Patewood Memorial Hospital (Greenville, S.C.) — 94 percent

Dakota Plains Surgical Center (Aberdeen, S.D.) — 94 percent

Uvalde (Texas) Memorial Hospital — 94 percent

Orem (Utah) Community Hospital — 94 percent

Kittitas Valley Community Hospital (Ellensburg, Wash.) — 94 percent

OakLeaf Surgical Hospital (Altoona, Wis.) — 94 percent

Midwest Orthopedic Specialty Hospital (Franklin, Wis.) — 94 percent

Crossing Rivers Health Medical Center (Prairie du Chien, Wis.) — 94 percent

Columbus (Wis.) Community Hospital — 94 percent

Vernon Memorial Hospital (Viroqua, Wis.) — 94 percent

Upland Hills Health (Dodgeville, Wis.) — 94 percent

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