5 hospitals in Massachusetts with top nurse-patient communication scores

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

At least 86 percent of patients at these five hospitals responded on their surveys that nurses always communicated well. In Massachusetts, the average is 81 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. Martha's Vineyard Hospital (Oak Bluffs) — 91 percent

2. Fairview Hospital (Great Barrington) — 91 percent

3. New England Baptist Hospital (Boston) — 88 percent

4. Anna Jaques Hospital (Newburyport) — 86 percent

5. Winchester Hospital — 86 percent

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