6 hospitals in Ohio with top nurse-patient communication scores

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

At least 90 percent of patients at these six hospitals responded on their surveys that nurses always communicated well. In Ohio, the average is 82 percent, slightly higher than the national average of 80 percent.

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The figures are from CMS' Hospital Compare website and represent HCAHPS scores collected from January 2015 through December 2015.

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

1. Surgical Hospital at Southwoods (Youngstown) — 94 percent

2. Hardin Memorial Hospital (Kenton) — 93 percent

3. Institute for Orthopaedic Surgery (Lima) — 92 percent

4. Fostoria Community Hospital — 91 percent

5. UHHS Memorial Hospital of Geneva — 90 percent

6. HB Magruder Memorial Hospital (Port Clinton) — 90 percent

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