Arkansas Heart Hospital Recognized on Becker’s List of ‘Best hospitals for patient experience in the South’

Arkansas Heart Hospital’s Little Rock facility has been included in the list of ‘Best hospitals for patient experience in the South’ published by Becker’s Hospital Review. With 54 hospitals on the list, Arkansas Heart Hospital was one of only three in the state to be included.

“We are honored to receive this distinction and to be included among some of the region’s leading hospital systems,” said Dr. Bruce Murphy, CEO of Arkansas Heart Hospital. “To receive this endorsement is a testament to the work of every member of our team – from physicians and nurses to our environmental services department and more. We are all committed to providing the highest level of care and service to our patients, their families and visitors.”

Becker’s compiled the list based on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) scores from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). HCAHPS is a national, standardized survey of hospital patients’ experiences during a recent inpatient hospital stay. All of the hospitals included received a five-star patient rating. The figures represent data released on Jan. 26, based on data from July 1, 2020, to March 31, 2021.

Becker’s Hospital Review, one of the leading healthcare publications in the U.S., previously included Arkansas Heart Hospital in its lists of ‘Top-rated hospitals for patient experience,’ published in January 2022, and ‘The nation’s top 22 patient-recommended hospitals,‘ published in February 2020.

About Arkansas Heart Hospital
Arkansas Heart Hospital is a nationally recognized, award-winning hospital dedicated to preventing, diagnosing and treating cardiovascular and related diseases, with a focus on bariatrics, endocrinology and peripheral artery disease. Named one of the World’s Best Specialized Hospitals, Arkansas Heart Hospital offers advanced technology and the latest in health care services by a team of leading physicians, including cardiologists; bariatric, cardiovascular, general and vascular surgeons; primary care physicians and more. It currently operates two hospitals and 24 community clinics in Arkansas and Texas. For more information, visit