Iowa Specialty Hospital

Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award

June 18, 2020

Iowa Specialty Hospital - Belmond is the recent recipient of the Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award™.  According to Healthgrades, Iowa Specialty Hospital-Belmond scored top in the nation for overall patient experience based on nine measures related to doctor and nurse communication, hospital cleanliness and noise levels, and medication and post-discharge care instructions.  96% of patients would recommend this hospital.    

“This is quite a distinction to be named among other hospitals across the nation,” said Amy McDaniel, Iowa Specialty Hospital – Belmond CEO.  “It’s a testament to the quality of care that our providers and staff commit to providing every day.  I’m proud of our team, and it’s an honor to receive this recognition.”

Iowa Specialty Hospital offers quality healthcare so that patients experience the true compassion of healing from a highly trained and caring staff.  In addition, they offer state-of-the-art, unparalleled technology and services including: orthopedics, bariatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, general surgery, and family medicine, among a wide array of other specialty services.  Visit for more information about Iowa Specialty Hospital.

Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ recognizes hospitals that provide an overall outstanding patient experience—delivering a positive experience for patients during their hospital stay—as reported by patients. These hospitals are top in the nation for overall patient experience.  Healthgrades evaluates patient experience performance by applying a scoring methodology to 10 patient experience measures, from a 29-question survey of the hospital’s own patients (new patient experience measure was added in 2020).  Healthgrades methodology uses Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) patient survey data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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