Island Hospital ranked 5th in WA for earning high scores for quality from Medicare patients who received care in 2015, according to an article in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (PI). In the survey, 78% of Island’s patients scored their care a 9 or 10.
The PI based the rankings on the U.S. Department of Health & Human services-required surveys of patients who have stayed at Medicare-eligible hospitals. The PI ranked Washington State’s top hospitals based on how these patients scored their care on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being highest. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services requires all Medicare-eligible hospitals survey patients, with the results published in the annual Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Patient Survey.
“This honor is shared by each and every Island Hospital employee and physician, as well as our Board of Commissioners,” said IH CEO Vince Oliver.