Iowa hospitals are at the top of list in government survey
Monday, June 04, 2012 2:00 PM
Patients responding to a U.S. government survey have ranked hospitals in Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska as tops in the nation, the Iowa Hospital Association said. The Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) Survey, administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the first national, standardized, publicly reported survey of patients' perspectives on hospital care. Nearly three out four patients gave Iowa hospitals the highest possible rating (either a "9" or "10" on a 10-point scale). Click here for information about the survey.