Island Hospital ranks third for quality

Island Hospital ranked third in Washington for earning high scores for quality from Medicare patients who received care in 2013, according to an article in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. In the survey, 79 percent of Island’s patients scored their care a 9 or 10.

The PI based the rankings on the U.S. Department of Health and 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 and 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.