65 top hospitals for physician communication

The following is a list of hospitals for which 92 percent or more of patients reported on their HCAHPS survey that their physician "always" communicated well.

Information was pulled from Hospital Compare's most recent data, from April 2014 through March 2015.

For reference, the national average rate for patients reporting their physician "always" communicated well is 82 percent.

Note: Hospitals with insufficient data, such as having fewer than 100 completed surveys, were excluded.

Westlake Regional Hospital (Colombia, Ky.) — 100 percent

Falls Community Hospital and Clinic (Marlin, Texas) — 99 percent

Jane Todd Crawford Hospital (Greensburg, Ky.) — 97 percent

Caldwell Memorial Hospital (Columbia, La.) — 96 percent

Citizens Medical Center (Columbia, La.) — 95 percent

Helen Newberry (Mich.) Joy Hospital — 95 percent

Tallahatchie Critical Access Hospital (Charleston, Miss.) — 95 percent

Copper Basin Medical Center (Copperhill, Tenn.) — 95 percent

Clay County Hospital (Ashland, Ala.) — 94 percent

Orange City (Iowa) Area Health System — 94 percent

Pineville (Ky.) Community Hospital — 94 percent

Casey County Hospital (Liberty, Ky.) — 94 percent

Green Clinic Surgical Hospital (Ruston, La.) — 94 percent

Lady of the Sea General Hospital (Cut Off, La.) — 94 percent

Municipal Hospital and Granite Manor (Granite Falls, Minn.) — 94 percent

Mille Lacs Health System (Onamia, Minn.) — 94 percent

Webster General Hospital/Swing Bed (Eupora, Miss.) — 94 percent

Purcell (Okla.) Municipal Hospital — 94 percent

W.J. Mangold Memorial Hospital (Lockney, Texas) — 94 percent

Spooner (Wis.) Health System — 94 percent

Fayette (Ala.) Medical Center — 93 percent

Elbert Memorial Hospital (Elberton, Ga.) — 93 percent

East Carroll Parish Hospital (Lake Providence, La.) — 93 percent

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St. James Parish Hospital (Lutcher, La.) — 93 percent

Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital (Manistique, Mich.) — 93 percent

Tishomingo Health Services (Iuka, Miss.) — 93 percent

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Booneville (Miss.) — 93 percent

Magee (Miss.) General Hospital — 93 percent

Boone County Health Center (Albion, Neb.) — 93 percent

Gouverneur (N.Y.) Hospital — 93 percent

Muncy (Pa.) Valley Hospital — 93 percent

Wayne Medical Center (Waynesboro, Tenn.) — 93 percent

Seton Edgar B. Davis Hospital (Luling, Texas) — 93 percent

Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin (Glendale) — 93 percent

Grant Regional Health Center (Lancaster, Wis.) — 93 percent

Flambeau Hospital (Park Falls, Wis.) — 93 percent

Lawrence Medical Center (Moulton, Ala.) — 92 percent

Providence Kodiak (Alaska) Island Medical Center — 92 percent

Patients' Hospital of Redding (Calif.) — 92 percent

Jefferson Hospital (Louisville, Ga.) — 92 percent

Grady General Hospital (Cairo, Ga.) — 92 percent

Bear Lake Memorial Hospital (Montpelier, Idaho) — 92 percent

Wabash General Hospital (Mount Carmel, Ill.) — 92 percent

Taylorsville (Ill.) Memorial Hospital — 92 percent

Union County Hospital (Anna, Ill.) — 92 percent

Franciscan St. Francis Health-Carmel (Ind.) — 92 percent

Avera Holy Family Hospital (Estherville, Iowa) — 92 percent

Myrtue Medical Center (Harlan, Iowa) — 92 percent

Clinton County Hospital (Albany, Ky.) — 92 percent

Rockcastle Regional Hospital & Respiratory Care Center (Mount Vernon, Ky.) — 92 percent

Breckinridge Memorial Hospital (Hardinsburg, Ky.) — 92 percent

Marshall County Hospital (Benton, Ky.) — 92 percent

Springhill (La.) Medical Center — 92 percent

Desoto Regional Health System (Mansfield, La.) — 92 percent

Barrett Memorial Hospital (Dillon, Mont.) — 92 percent

Cadron (Neb.) Community Hospital and Health Services — 92 percent

Nor-Lea Hospital District (Lovington, N.M.) — 92 percent

Chatham Hospital (Siler City, N.C.) — 92 percent

Surgical Hospital at Southwoods (Youngstown, Ohio) — 92 percent

Advanced Surgical Hospital (Washington, Pa.) — 92 percent

Dekalb Community Hospital (Smithville, Tenn.) — 92 percent

Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (Sweetwater, Texas) — 92 percent

The Heart Hospital Baylor-Denton (Texas) — 92 percent

Rollins Brook Community Hospital (Lampasas, Texas) — 92 percent

Whitman Hospital and Medical Center (Colfax, Wash.) — 92 percent



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