54 hospitals with the best patient discharge communication practices

The following hospitals have the highest proportion of patients who reported they were given information about how to care for themselves after hospital discharge, according to HCAHPS survey results.

At least 94 percent of patients at these 54 hospitals responded on their HCAHPS surveys that yes, staff did give information about what to do during their recovery at home.

The information is from CMS' Hospital Compare website and represents HCAHPS scores collected from April 2015 through March 2016.

For reference, the national average is 87 percent.

Note: Hospitals were excluded from this list if they had fewer than 100 completed surveys or there were discrepancies in the data collection process.

Bigfork (Minn.) Valley Hospital — 98 percent

Mercy Hospital Berryville (Ark.) — 97 percent

Myrtue Medical Center (Harlan, Iowa) — 96 percent

St. Francis Memorial Hospital (West Point, Neb.) — 96 percent

Fayette (Ala.) Medical Center — 95 percent

Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf (Port Saint Joe, Fla.) — 95 percent

Regional General Hospital Williston (Fla.) — 95 percent

St. Joseph's Hospital (Breese, Ill.) — 95 percent

Hopedale (Ill.) Medical Complex — 95 percent

Red Bud (Ill.) Regional Hospital — 95 percent

Floyd County Medical Center (Charles City, Iowa) — 95 percent

Lakeland Hospital Watervliet (Mich.) — 95 percent

Bell Hospital (Ishpeming, Mich.) — 95 percent

Redwood Area Hospital (Redwood Falls, Minn.) — 95 percent

Merit Health Women's Hospital (Flowood, Miss.) — 95 percent

Surgical Institute of Reading (Wyomissing, Pa.) — 95 percent

Same Day Surgery Center (Rapid City, S.D.) — 95 percent

Memorial Hospital (Dumas, Texas) — 95 percent

Sauk Prairie Hospital (Prairie du Sac, Wis.) — 95 percent

Ripon (Wis.) Medical Center — 95 percent

Cherokee Medical Center (Centre, Ala.) — 94 percent

Arizona Spine and Joint Hospital (Mesa) — 94 percent

Patients' Hospital of Redding (Calif.) — 94 percent

Sutter Surgical Hospital-North Valley (Yuba City, Calif.) — 94 percent

Northern Inyo Hospital (Bishop, Calif.) — 94 percent

St. Luke's McCall (Idaho) — 94 percent

Gritman Medical Center (Moscow, Idaho) — 94 percent

Blessing Hospital (Quincy, Ill.) — 94 percent

St. Joseph's Hospital (Highland, Ill.) — 94 percent

Indiana University Health Tipton Hospital — 94 percent

Union Hospital Clinton (Ind.) — 94 percent

Sioux Center (Iowa) Health — 94 percent

Summit Surgical (Hutchinson, Kan.) — 94 percent

Jane Todd Crawford Hospital (Greensburg, Ky.) — 94 percent

Northern Maine Medical Center (Fort Kent) — 94 percent

New England Baptist Hospital (Boston) — 94 percent

South Haven (Mich.) Community Hospital — 94 percent

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital (Dover, N.H.) — 94 percent

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

UHHS Memorial Hospital of Geneva (Ohio) — 94 percent

Bucyrus (Ohio) Community Hospital — 94 percent

Selby General Hospital (Marietta, Ohio) — 94 percent

Oklahoma Center for Orthopaedic and Multispecialty Surgery (Oklahoma City) — 94 percent

Coordinated Health Orthopedic Hospital (Bethlehem, Pa.) — 94 percent

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

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

Orem (Utah) Community Hospital — 94 percent

Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin (Glendale) — 94 percent

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

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

Ladd Memorial Hospital (Osceola, Wis.) — 94 percent

Black River Memorial Hospitals (Black River Falls, Wis.) — 94 percent

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

Aspirus Langlade Hospital (Antigo, Wis.) — 94 percent

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