350 top hospitals for nurse communication

Becker's has compiled a list of the best hospitals for nurse communication in each state using Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems data from CMS.

CMS shares 10 HCAHPS star ratings based on publicly reported HCAHPS measures. The nurse communication star rating combines data from three HCAHPS survey questions and summarizes how well patients feel that their nurses explained things clearly, listened carefully to the patient, and treated the patient with courtesy and respect.

The star rating is based on survey data collected from hospital patients in the calendar year 2022. The figures are from CMS' Provider Data Catalog and were released Nov. 8. Asterisks denote that CMS included a footnote about the organization's data, which are summarized below. 

The hospitals that received five stars for nurse communication in every state:


Fayette Medical Center

Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital (Phenix City)

St. Vincent's Chilton (Clanton )


Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (Anchorage)*

Peacehealth Ketchikan Medical Center

South Peninsula Hospital (Homer)


Arizona Orthopedic and Surgical Specialty Hospital (Chandler)

Arizona Spine and Joint Hospital (Mesa)

Mayo Clinic Hospital (Phoenix)

Oasis Hospital (Phoenix)

Western Regional Medical Center (Goodyear)


Arkansas Heart Hospital (Little Rock)

Arkansas Heart Hospital-Encore (Bryant)

Arkansas Surgical Hospital (North Little Rock)

Chambers Memorial Hospital (Danville)

Fayetteville VA Medical Center

Northwest Health Physicians Specialty Hospital (Fayetteville)


Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley

Docs Surgical Hospital (Los Angeles)

Fresno Surgical Hospital

Mammoth Hospital (Mammoth Lakes )

Mark Twain Medical Center (San Andreas)

Mercy Medical Center Of Mount Shasta

Tahoe Forest Hospital (Truckee)


Animas Surgical Hospital (Durango)

Eastern Rio Blanco County Health Service District (Meeker )

St. Anthony Summit Medical Center (Frisco)

Va Eastern Colorado Healthcare System (Aurora)


West Haven VA Medical Center 


Elbert Memorial Hospital (Elberton)

Morgan Medical Center (Madison)*

Piedmont McDuffie (Thomson)

Southeastern Regional Medical Center (Newnan)


St. Luke's Wood River Medical Center (Ketchum)

Gritman Medical Center (Moscow)*


Crawford Memorial Hospital (Robinson)

Hammond Henry Hospital (Geneseo)

Jersey Community Hospital (Jerseyville)

Memorial Hospital (Carthage)

Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Zion)

Midwest Medical Center (Galena)

Salem Township Hospital

Sparta Community Hospital

St. Joseph's Hospital (Breese)

St. Joseph's Hospital (Highland)

St. Joseph Memorial Hospital (Murphysboro)

Wabash General Hospital (Mount Carmel)


Adams Memorial Hospital (Decatur)

Cameron Memorial Community Hospital (Angola)

Franciscan Health Crawfordsville

Greene County General Hospital (Linton)

Harrison County Hospital (Corydon)

Northwest Health-Starke (Knox)

OrthoIndy Hospital (Indianapolis)

Pinnacle Hospital (Crown Point)

Unity Physicians Hospital (Mishawaka)


Methodist Jennie Edmundson (Council Bluffs)

Iowa City VA Medical Center

Lakes Regional Healthcare (Spirit Lake)

Grinnell Regional Medical Center

Iowa Specialty Hospital-Belmond

Iowa Specialty Hospital-Clarion

Jones Regional Medical Center (Anamosa)

Veterans Memorial Hospital (Waukon)

Waverly Health Center

Sioux Center Health

Kossuth Regional Health Center (Algona)

Burgess Health Center (Onawa)

Cherokee Regional Medical Center

Greater Regional Medical Center (Creston)

Winneshiek Medical Center (Decorah)

Buena Vista Regional Medical Center (Storm Lake)


Amberwell Atchison Association

Clay County Medical Center (Clay Center)

Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute (Leawood)

Kansas Heart Hospital (Wichita)

Kansas Surgery & Recovery Center (Wichita)

Manhattan Surgical Hospital 

Mercy Specialty Hospital Southeast Kansas (Galena)

Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center (Chanute)

Republic County Hospital (Belleville)

Salina Surgical Hospital

Smith County Memorial Hospital (Smith Center)

William Newton Hospital (Winfield)


Marcum and Wallace Memorial Hospital (Irvine)

Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital (Greenville)

Rockcastle County Hospital (Mount Vernon)

Saint Joseph Berea


Avala (Covington)

Byrd Regional Hospital (Leesville)

Christus Central Louisiana Surgical Hospital (Alexandria)*

Claiborne Memorial Medical Center (Homer)

Cypress Pointe Surgical Hospital (Hammond)

Franklin Medical Center (Winnsboro)

Lafayette Surgical Specialty Hospital

Ochsner American Legion Hospital (Jennings)

Ochsner St. Anne General Hospital (Raceland)

Ochsner St. Martin Hospital (Breaux Bridge)

Our Lady of the Angels Hospital (Bogalusa)

Our Lady of the Lake Surgical Hospital (Slidell)

Savoy Medical Center (Mamou)

St. Charles Parish Hospital (Luling)

Surgical Specialty Center Of Baton Rouge 

The Spine Hospital of Louisiana (Baton Rouge)


Millinocket Regional Hospital 

Northern Maine Medical Center (Fort Kent)

Redington Fairview General Hospital (Skowhegan)

Stephens Memorial Hospital (Norway)

Togus VA Medical Center (Augusta)


Garrett Regional Medical Center (Oakland)


Brigham And Women's Hospital (Boston)

Fairview Hospital (Great Barrington)

Martha's Vineyard Hospital (Oak Bluffs)

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (Boston)

Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston)

Nantucket Cottage Hospital

New England Baptist Hospital (Boston)


Ascension River District Hospital (East China)

Bell Hospital (Ishpeming)

Charlevoix Area Hospital  

Chelsea Hospital 

Forest Health Medical Center (Ypsilanti)

Karmanos Cancer Center (Detroit)

MyMichigan Medical Center Clare 

OSF St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group (Escanaba)

Saint Mary's Standish Community Hospital 

Sparrow Carson Hospital (Carson City)

Sparrow Clinton Hospital (Saint Johns)

UP Health System-Portage (Hancock)

VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System 


Centracare Health-Monticello

Centracare Health System-Melrose Hospital 

Community Memorial Hospital (Cloquet)

Essentia Health Duluth 

Fairview Northland Regional Hospital (Princeton)

Glencoe Regional Health Services

Lake Region Healthcare Corp. (Fergus Falls)

Lakeview Memorial Hospital (Stillwater)

Lakewood Health System (Staples)

Mayo Clinic Health System-New Prague

Mayo Clinic Hospital Rochester 

New Ulm Medical Center 

Owatonna Hospital 

River's Edge Hospital & Clinic (St. Peter)

Riverview Hospital (Crookston)

Riverwood Healthcare Center (Aitkin)

St. Gabriel's Hospital (Little Falls)

Stevens Community Medical Center (Morris)

United Hospital District (Blue Earth)

Welia Health (Mora)


Baptist Memorial Hospital Union County (New Albany)

Keesler Medical Center (Biloxi)

Merit Health Women's Hospital (Flowood)


Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital (Creve Coeur)

Cass Regional Medical Center (Harrisonville)

Cox Barton County Hospital (Lamar)

Cox Monett Hospital (Monett)

Freeman Neosho Hospital

Hedrick Medical Center (Chillicothe)

Perry County Memorial Hospital (Perryville)

SSM Health St. Francis Hospital-Maryville 

Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital (Sainte Genevieve)


Bitterroot Health-Daly Hospital (Hamilton)

Community Hospital of Anaconda

Logan Health-Whitefish

Sidney Health Center

VA Montana Healthcare System (Fort Harrison)


Avera St. Anthony's Hospital (O'neill)

Boone County Health Center (Albion)

CHI Health Midlands (Papillion)

CHI Health Nebraska Heart (Lincoln)

Community Medical Center (Falls City)

Midwest Surgical Hospital (Omaha)

Nebraska Orthopaedic Hospital (Omaha)

Phelps Memorial Health Center (Holdrege)

St. Francis Memorial Hospital (West Point)

The Nebraska Methodist Hospital (Omaha)

York General Hospital (York)

New Hampshire 

Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital (Lebanon)

Cottage Hospital (Woodsville)

New Jersey

St. Luke's Warren Hospital (Phillipsburg)

New Mexico

Artesia General Hospital 

New York 

Adirondack Medical Center-Saranac Lake 

VA Hudson Valley Healthcare System (Montrose)

Mather Hospital (Port Jefferson) 

Hospital for Special Surgery (New York City)

North Carolina 

North Carolina Specialty Hospital (Durham)

Novant Health Medical Park Hospital (Winston-Salem)

Davie Medical Center (Bermuda Run)

Cape Fear Valley Hoke Hospital (Raeford)

Asheville-Oteen VA Medical Center 

The Outer Banks Hospital (Nags Head)

North Dakota 

Fargo VA Medical Center 

CHI St. Alexius Health Devils Lake 


Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center (Akron)

Institute for Orthopaedic Surgery (Lima)

Kettering Health Troy 

Lake Health Beachwood Medical Center (Beachwood)

Madison Health (London)

Magruder Hospital (Port Clinton)

Mccullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital (Oxford)

Memorial Hospital (Fremont) 


Mount Carmel New Albany Surgical Hospital

ProMedica Defiance Regional Hospital 

Selby General Hospital (Marietta)

Surgical Hospital at Southwoods (Youngstown)

University Hospitals Samaritan Medical Center (Ashland)

Wright-Patterson Medical Center (Wright-Patterson Air Force Base)

Wyandot Memorial Hospital (Upper Sandusky)


Bailey Medical Center (Owasso)

Chickasaw Nation Medical Center (Ada)

Choctaw Nation Health Services Authority (Talihina)

Claremore Indian Hospital 

Muskogee Va Medical Center (Muskogee)

Oklahoma Center for Orthopaedic & Multi-Specialty Hospital (Oklahoma City)

Oklahoma Heart Hospital (Oklahoma City)

Oklahoma Heart Hospital South (Oklahoma City)

Oklahoma Surgical Hospital (Tulsa)

OneCore Health (Oklahoma City)

Summit Medical Center (Edmond)

Tulsa Spine & Specialty Hospital 


Good Shepherd Medical Center (Hermiston)

Peace Harbor Medical Center (Florence)

Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital 

Samaritan Albany General Hospital (Albany)

Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital 

Samaritan Pacific Community Hospital (Newport)


Advanced Surgical Hospital (Washington)

AHN Emerus Westmoreland (Greensburg)*

Clarion Hospital 

Edgewood Surgical Hospital (Transfer)

Evangelical Community Hospital (Lewisburg)

Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital 

Geisinger St. Luke's Hospital (Orwigsburg)

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)

James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center (Altoona) 

Lebanon VA Medical Center 

OSS Orthopaedic Hospital (York)

Physicians Care Surgical Hospital (Royersford)

Punxsutawney Area Hospital 

Rothman Orthopaedic Specialty Hospital (Bensalem)

Surgical Institute of Reading (Wyomissing)

UPMC Lock Haven

UPMC Muncy 

South Carolina 

Newberry County Memorial Hospital 

McLeod Health Clarendon (Manning)

Charleston VA Medical Center 

South Dakota 

Brookings Health System 

VA Black Hills Healthcare System Fort Meade 

Sioux Falls VA Medical Center 

Dunes Surgical Hospital (Dakota Dunes)

Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital 

Black Hills Surgical Hospital (Rapid City)

Avera Heart Hospital of South Dakota (Sioux Falls)


Unity Medical Center (Manchester)

Henderson County Community Hospital (Lexington)

Wayne Medical Center (Waynesboro)

Claiborne Medical Center (Tazewell)

Baptist Memorial Hospital Tipton (Covington)

DeKalb Community Hospital (Smithville)

Mountain Home VA Medical Center 

Riverview Regional Medical Center (Carthage)


Ascension Seton Edgar B. Davis (Luling)

Baptist Neighborhood Hospital (San Antonio T)

Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital-Dallas 

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center Uptown (Dallas)

Baylor Scott & White Orthopedic And Spine Hospital (Arlington)

Baylor Scott & White Surgical Hospital at Sherman

Baylor Scott & White Texas Spine & Joint Hospital (Tyler)

Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital-Plano

Christus Mother Frances Hospital Sulphur Springs 

Foundation Surgical Hospital of San Antonio

Hill Country Memorial Hospital (Fredericksburg)

Hill Regional Hospital (Hillsboro)

Houston Physicians' Hospital (Webster)

Memorial Hermann Surgical Hospital Kingwood

Quail Creek Surgical Hospital (Amarillo)

South Texas Spine and Surgical Hospital (San Antonio)

South Texas Surgical Hospital (Corpus Christi)

St. Mark's Medical Center (La Grange)

Texas Health Center for Diagnostics & Surgery (Plano)

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake

Texas Health Heart & Vascular Hospital Arlington

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Kaufman

Texas Institute for Surgery at Presbyterian Hospital (Dallas)

Texas Orthopedic Hospital (Houston)

The Heart Hospital Baylor Denton 

The Physicians Centre Hospital (Bryan)

Tops Surgical Specialty Hospital (Houston)

Ut Health East Texas Quitman Hospital

Wilbarger General Hospital (Vernon)*


The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital (Murray)

Park City Hospital 

Central Valley Medical Center (Nephi)

Heber Valley Hospital (Heber City)


Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (Bennington)

White River Junction VA Medical Center


Russell County Hospital (Lebanon)

Buchanan General Hospital (Grundy)

Page Memorial Hospital (Luray)

Rappahannock General Hospital (Kilmarnock)


Spokane VA Medical Center 

Pullman Regional Hospital 

West Virginia 

Beckley VA Medical Center 

Boone Memorial Hospital (Madison)

Clarksburg VA Medical Center 

Grant Memorial Hospital (Petersburg)

Huntington VA Medical Center

Jackson General Hospital (Ripley)

Martinsburg VA Medical Center

Plateau Medical Center (Oak Hill)

St. Joseph's Hospital of Buckhannon

Valley Health War Memorial Hospital (Berkeley Springs)

Welch Community Hospital 


Amery Hospital & Clinic 

Columbus Community Hospital 

Crossing Rivers Health Medical Center (Prairie Du Chien)

Door County Medical Center (Sturgeon Bay)

Edgerton Hospital and Health Services (Edgerton)

Essentia Health St. Mary's Hospital-Superior

Hayward Area Memorial Hospital 

Ladd Memorial Hospital (Osceola)*

Madison VA Medical Center 

Mayo Clinic Health System-Northland (Barron)

Mayo Clinic Health System-Red Cedar (Menomonie)

Memorial Medical Center (Ashland)

Midwest Orthopedic Specialty Hospital (Franklin)

Milwaukee VA Medical Center 

OakLeaf Surgical Hospital (Altoona)

Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin (Glendale)

Richland Hospital (Richland Center)

River Falls Area Hospital 

Sauk Prairie Hospital (Prairie Du Sac)

Southwest Health Center (Platteville)

Stoughton Hospital Association

Thedacare Medical Center-Waupaca 

The Monroe Clinic 

Tomah Memorial Hospital

Upland Hills Health (Dodgeville)

Watertown Memorial Hospital

Waupun Memorial Hospital 

Westfields Hospital and Clinic (New Richmond)*


Summit Medical Center (Casper)

Cheyenne VA Medical Center

Memorial Hospital Of Converse County (Douglas)

Star Valley Medical Center (Afton)

* There were discrepancies in the data collection process.

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