Iowa Specialty Hospital – Belmond was recently named among hospitals with the cleanest inpatient rooms and bathrooms as reported by patients. Belmond was ranked 5th out of the 52 hospitals with reportable data. Results list Iowa Specialty Hospital – Belmond at 94 percent, clearly above the national reporting average of 74 percent.
Ranking was based on a list of hospitals for which 89 percent or more of patients reported that their room and bathroom were “always” clean on their HCAHPS survey. The intent of HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) is to provide a standardized survey instrument measuring patients’ perspectives on the hospital care they received. Data was pulled by Hospital Compare and is from January through December 2013, the most recent data available. Hospitals with fewer than 100 completed surveys were excluded.