5 Montana hospitals with top nurse-patient communication scores

The following hospitals in Montana received top marks on patients' HCAHPS surveys for nurse communication.

At least 83 percent of patients surveyed at these five hospitals responded that nurses always communicated well. In Montana, the average is 80 percent, which mirrors the national average.

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

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

1. Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital (Glasgow) — 89 percent

2. Kalispell Regional Medical Center — 83 percent

3. The HealthCenter (Kalispell) — 83 percent

4. St. Luke Community Hospital (Ronan) — 83 percent

5. St. Peter's Hospital (Helena) — 83 percent

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