Top 47 hospitals where staff always explain medication to patients

The following is a list of hospitals for which 79 percent or more of patients reported on their HCAHPS surveys that staff always explained a medication before giving it to them.

Data come from Hospital Compare and were collected from Jan. 1, 2015, through Dec. 31, 2015.

For reference, the national average rate of patients reporting hospital staff always explained medications is 65 percent.

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

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Patients' Hospital of Redding (Calif.) — 91 percent

T.J. Health Columbia (Ky.) — 90 percent

Larkin Community Hospital (South Miami, Fla.) — 88 percent

Advanced Surgical Hospital (Washington, Pa.) — 88 percent

Seton Edgar B. Davis Hospital (Luling, Texas) — 88 percent

Henry County Hospital (Napoleon, Ohio) — 86 percent

Crossing Rivers Health Medical Center (Prairie du Chien, Wis.) — 85 percent

Central Louisiana Surgical Hospital (Alexandria) — 84 percent

Marion Regional Medical Center (Hamilton, Ala.) — 84 percent

Crossridge Community Hospital (Wynne, Ark.) — 84 percent

Bigfork (Minn.) Valley Hospital — 84 percent

Surgical Hospital at Southwoods (Youngstown, Ohio) — 84 percent

St. James Parish Hospital (Lutcher, La.) — 83 percent

Mariners Hospital (Tavernier, Fla.) — 83 percent

Methodist Ambulatory Surgery Hospital-Northwest (San Antonio) — 83 percent

Park Place Surgical Hospital (Lafayette, La.) — 82 percent

Lady of the Sea General Hospital (Cut Off, La.) — 82 percent

Black Hills Surgical Hospital (Rapid City, S.D.) — 82 percent

Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin (Glendale) — 82 percent

The Medical Center at Franklin (Ky.) — 81 percent

Heart Hospital of Lafayette (La.) — 81 percent

Fairview Hospital (Great Barrington, Mass.) — 81 percent

Sutter Surgical Hospital-North Valley (Yuba City, Calif.) — 81 percent

Institute for Orthopaedic Surgery (Lima, Ohio) — 81 percent

Sauk Prairie Hospital (Prairie du Sac, Wis.) — 81 percent

Oakleaf Surgical Hospital (Altoona, Wis.) — 81 percent

Stoughton (Wis.) Hospital — 81 percent

Baylor Scott & White Surgical Hospital at Sherman (Texas) — 81 percent

Premier Surgical Institute (Galena, Kan.) — 81 percent

The Spine Hospital of Louisiana (Baton Rouge) — 81 percent

Bear Lake Memorial Hospital (Montpelier, Idaho) — 80 percent

Cibola General Hospital (Grants, N.M.) — 80 percent

Sioux Falls (S.D.) Specialty Hospital — 80 percent

Sugar Land (Texas) Surgical Hospital — 80 percent

Welch (W.Va.) Community Hospital — 80 percent

Nebraska Spine Hospital (Omaha) — 79 percent

Jay (Fla.) Hospital — 79 percent

North Canyon Medical Center (Gooding, Idaho) — 79 percent

Community Hospital Association (Fairfax, Mo.) — 79 percent

Midwest Surgical Hospital (Omaha, Neb.) — 79 percent

Ohio Valley Medical Center (Springfield) — 79 percent

University Hospitals Memorial Geneva (Ohio) Medical Center — 79 percent

Physician's Care Surgical Hospital (Royersford, Pa.) — 79 percent

Eastland (Texas) Memorial Hospital — 79 percent

The Physicians Centre Hospital (Bryan, Texas) — 79 percent

Quail Creek Surgical Hospital (Amarillo, Texas) — 79 percent

Houston Physicians' Hospital (Webster, Texas) — 79 percent

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