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Website Allows Consumers to Compare Hospitals

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has been updating its Hospital Compare website which provides information for consumers regarding the hospitals in their communities. The website helps consumers make effective decisions when selecting a hospital by offering information about quality of care; data from patients' medical records is converted into a percentage in order to show how well hospitals care for their patients. In addition to quality information, consumers have access to information obtained from patient satisfaction surveys, so they are able to know what actual patients have said about their past experiences. The website also compares the hospitals' 30-day risk-adjusted death rates with the national rate.

The updated information on the Hospital Compare website is, among other things, meant to motivate hospitals to provide better care for Americans. Although hospitals' participation in the website is voluntary, most have agreed to share their records with the Department of Heath and Human Services. Patients should look at and ask their doctors about the numbers before choosing a hospital.

The following hospitals in the Hampton Roads area currently have information available on Hospital Compare:

Bon Secours- DePaul Medical Center
Sentara Leigh Hospital
Sentara Norfolk General

Virginia Beach
Sentara Bayside
Sentara Virginia Beach General

Bon Secours- Maryview Medical Center

Chesapeake General Hospital

Sentara Careplex Hospital

Newport News
Mary Immaculate Hospital
Riverside Regional Medical Center

Riverside Walter Reed Hospital

Eastern State Hospital
Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center

Southampton Memorial Hospital

Sentara Obici Hospital

Eastern Shore
Shore Memorial Hospital

Bon Secours- Richmond Community Hospital
Bon Secours- St Mary's Hospital of Richmond
CJW Medical Center
Henrico Doctors' Hospital
Retreat Hospital
Virginia Commonwealth University Health System

Hiram W Davis Medical Center
Southside Regional Medical Center