Personal finance research website NerdWallet recently ranked Olympic Medical Center as Washington's no. 1 most affordable hospital. The researchers used publicly available pricing and patient satisfaction data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) to examine 100 of the most common procedures at 47 hospitals throughout the state.
Online Resources for Consumers
Washington hospitals are committed to sharing information about the pricing and quality of the health care services they deliver in their communities. The Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) has developed the following online resources to educate consumers and help them make informed decisions about where they choose to seek care.
Consumers are encouraged to contact their insurance company with questions about coverage, or their physician with questions about a medical condition or proposed treatment.
The data provided is for a specific time period. Please check the site for exact dates.
Hospital Pricing: Information on charges at Washington hospitals, courtesy of WSHA.
View pricing, number of discharges, length of stay and demographic information for select inpatient services.
View results alongside county and state figures (see sample below) or compare up to four different hospitals at a time.
Results displayed below are for major joint replacement or reattachment of lower extremity for the period July 2011-June 2012.
Hospital Quality Measures: Washington hospitals' performance on selected quality measures, courtesy of WSHA.
View performance indicators for each hospital. Sort by hospital, county or quality indicator.
Compare the results with state and national averages.