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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