Washington Hospital Quality
A service of the Washington State Hospital Association

What is this?

If patients were given medicine that they had not taken before, the survey asked how often staff explained about the medicine on a scale of never, sometimes, usually, or always. 'Explained' means that hospital staff told what the medicine was for and what side effects it might have before they gave it to the patient. The percentages below represent the percent of patients who reported that staff 'always' explained about medicines before giving it to them. Higher is better.

Why this matters?

Because of the potential for drug interactions and side effects, it is very important that patients and staff communicate about medications, what they are for, what they could interact with and what side effects patients should look out for and report. A higher score may indicate that a hospital provides a higher level of patient care

Technical Description

How often did staff explain about medicines before giving them to patients? http://www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare/Data/Overview.html

Hospital Date Range Value
Astria Regional Medical Center 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 62% + details view hospital
Astria Sunnyside Hospital 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 58% + details view hospital
Astria Toppenish Hospital 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 68% + details view hospital
Capital Medical Center 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 65% + details view hospital
Cascade Valley Hospital & Clinics 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 61% + details view hospital
Columbia Basin Hospital 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 64% + details view hospital
Confluence Health/Central Washington Hospital 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 65% + details view hospital
Confluence Health/Wenatchee Valley Hospital & Clinics 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 65% + details view hospital
EvergreenHealth 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 63% + details view hospital
EvergreenHealth Monroe 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 58% + details view hospital
Forks Community Hospital 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 68% + details view hospital
Grays Harbor Community Hospital 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 58% + details view hospital
Harrison Medical Center 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 61% + details view hospital
Highline Medical Center 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 56% + details view hospital
Island Hospital 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 66% + details view hospital
Jefferson Healthcare 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 63% + details view hospital
Kadlec Regional Medical Center 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 64% + details view hospital
Kittitas Valley Healthcare 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 73% + details view hospital
Klickitat Valley Health 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 76% + details view hospital
Lake Chelan Community Hospital 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 62% + details view hospital
Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 69% + details view hospital
Lincoln Hospital 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 65% + details view hospital
Lourdes Medical Center 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 68% + details view hospital
Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 64% + details view hospital
Mid-Valley Hospital 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 67% + details view hospital
Morton General Hospital 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 81% + details view hospital
MultiCare Auburn Medical Center 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 56% + details view hospital
MultiCare Deaconess Hospital 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 60% + details view hospital
MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 60% + details view hospital
MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 58% + details view hospital
MultiCare Valley Hospital 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 64% + details view hospital
Newport Hospital & Health Services 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 70% + details view hospital
North Valley Hospital 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 68% + details view hospital
Ocean Beach Hospital & Medical Clinics 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 74% + details view hospital
Olympic Medical Center 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 67% + details view hospital
Othello Community Hospital 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 68% + details view hospital
Overlake Medical Center 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 61% + details view hospital
PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 69% + details view hospital
PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 61% + details view hospital
PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 67% + details view hospital
PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 62% + details view hospital
PeaceHealth United General Medical Center 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 75% + details view hospital
PMH Medical Center 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 65% + details view hospital
Providence Centralia Hospital 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 63% + details view hospital
Providence Holy Family Hospital 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 59% + details view hospital
Providence Mount Carmel Hospital 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 74% + details view hospital
Providence Regional Medical Center Everett 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 60% + details view hospital
Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 60% + details view hospital
Providence St. Joseph's Hospital 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 64% + details view hospital
Providence St. Mary Medical Center 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 64% + details view hospital
Providence St. Peter Hospital 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 61% + details view hospital
Pullman Regional Hospital 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 74% + details view hospital
Samaritan Healthcare 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 67% + details view hospital
Skagit Valley Hospital 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 63% + details view hospital
Skyline Hospital 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 73% + details view hospital
St. Anthony Hospital 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 61% + details view hospital
St. Clare Hospital 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 61% + details view hospital
St. Elizabeth Hospital 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 71% + details view hospital
St. Francis Hospital 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 61% + details view hospital
St. Joseph Medical Center 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 61% + details view hospital
Swedish Cherry Hill 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 59% + details view hospital
Swedish Edmonds 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 57% + details view hospital
Swedish First Hill/Ballard 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 61% + details view hospital
Swedish Issaquah 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 63% + details view hospital
Three Rivers Hospital 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 76% + details view hospital
Trios Health 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 62% + details view hospital
Tri-State Memorial Hospital 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 61% + details view hospital
UW Medicine/Harborview Medical Center 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 61% + details view hospital
UW Medicine/Northwest Hospital & Medical Center 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 64% + details view hospital
UW Medicine/University of Washington Medical Center 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 67% + details view hospital
UW Medicine/Valley Medical Center 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 64% + details view hospital
Virginia Mason Medical Center 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 64% + details view hospital
Virginia Mason Memorial 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 60% + details view hospital
WhidbeyHealth Medical Center 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 60% + details view hospital
Whitman Hospital & Medical Center 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 69% + details view hospital
Willapa Harbor Hospital 01/01/17 to 12/31/17 69% + details view hospital