Iowa Specialty Hospital - Belmond has once again received a 5 star rating according to data from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Hospital Compare.
To calculate the HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) star ratings, HCAHPS survey information from one hospital is compared to that from other hospitals. More stars indicate better quality care. These results from HCAHPS surveys are reported through Hospital Compare and are meant to help patients make decisions about where to receive healthcare. They also encourage hospitals to improve the quality of care they provide to patients. HCAHPS ratings allow consumers to more easily compare hospitals based on quality of care.
HCAHPS has been in use since 2006 to measure patients’ view of hospital care and includes topics like: How well nurses and doctors communicated, responsiveness of hospital staff, how clean and quiet hospital environments were, and how well patients were prepared for post-hospital settings.