8 New Hampshire hospitals with top nurse-patient communication scores

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

At least 83 percent of patients at these eight hospitals responded on the surveys that nurses always communicated well. In New Hampshire, the average is 83 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. Huggins Hospital (Wolfeboro) — 89 percent

2. Frisbie Memorial Hospital (Rochester) — 89 percent

3. Littleton Regional Healthcare — 89 percent

4. Concord Hospital — 84 percent

5. Exeter Hospital — 83 percent

6. Androscoggin Valley Hospital (Berlin) — 83 percent

7. Weeks Medical Center (Lancaster) — 83 percent

8. Speare Memorial Hospital (Plymouth) — 83 percent

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