5 hospitals in Louisiana with top nurse-patient communication scores

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

At least 93 percent of patients at these five hospitals responded on their surveys that nurses always communicated well. In Louisiana, the average score is 84 percent, 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. P&S Surgical Hospital (Monroe) — 95 percent

2. Lady of the Sea General Hospital (Cut Off) — 95 percent

3. Park Place Surgical Hospital (Lafayette) — 93 percent

4. Heart Hospital of Lafayette — 93 percent

5. The Spine Hospital of Louisiana (Baton Rouge) — 93 percent

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