6 Rhode Island hospitals with top nurse-patient communication scores

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

At least 82 percent of patients at these six hospitals responded on the surveys that nurses always communicated well. In Rhode Island, the average is 82 percent, which sits above the national average of 80 percent.

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. South County Hospital (Wakefield) — 88 percent

2. Newport Hospital — 87 percent

3. The Miriam Hospital (Providence) — 86 percent

2. Roger Williams Medical Center (Providence) — 82 percent

5. Westerly Hospital — 82 percent

6. Our Lady of Fatima Hospital (North Providence) — 82 percent

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