6 hospitals in Arizona with top nurse-patient communication scores

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

At least 82 percent of patients at these six hospitals responded on their surveys that nurses always communicated well. In Arizona, the average is 77 percent, slightly lower than the national average of 80 percent.

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

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

1. Mayo Clinic Hospital (Phoenix) — 89 percent

2. Arizona Spine and Joint Hospital (Mesa) — 89 percent

3. Arizona Orthopedic and Surgical Specialty Hospital (Chandler) — 88 percent

4. Page Hospital — 84 percent

5. Oasis Hospital (Phoenix) — 82 percent

6. Dignity Health-Arizona General Hospital (Laveen) — 82 percent

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