Iowa Specialty Hospital

ISH-Belmond is a Top 22 Patient-Recommended Hospital

February 6, 2020

Becker’s Healthcare recently announced their top 22 patient-recommended hospitals in the United States.  Among the list of recognized facilities is Iowa Specialty Hospital – Belmond, which is also the only hospital to be awarded this distinction.

Iowa Specialty Hospital – Belmond is one of the top patient-recommended hospitals in the country, according to the most recent HCAHPS scores.  HCAHPS (the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) is a patient satisfaction survey required by CMS (the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) for all hospitals in the United States.  In the survey, patients provide feedback on their experience with a hospital in specific areas, including:

·    Communication with Nurses

·    Communication with Doctors

·    Responsiveness of Hospital Staff

·    Pain Management

·    Communication about Medicines

·    Discharge Information

·    Cleanliness and Quietness of Hospital Environment

·    Hospital Rating

At least 93 percent of patients at these 22 hospitals responded, "Yes, I would definitely recommend the hospital." 

The figures are from CMS' Hospital Compare website and represent HCAHPS scores collected from April 2018 through March 2019.

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