in Alabama, USA

Have the number of hospitals in Alabama increased or decreased compared to the previous year?

We are only looking at Acute Care and Critical Access Hospitals. We are not inlcuding Psychiatric Hospitals, Department of Defense or VA Hospitals. There is one less hospital in Alabama than the previous year. Hospitals are rated by CMS on a scale of one to five, five being the highest rating. A hospitals rating can improve or decline based on patient surveys as well as reported quality measures. Note that not all hospitals will have a star rating.

We have taken a closer look at those CMS hospital ratings:

There is 1 more hospital with a 5 star rating in Alabama than the previous year. Have the number of hospitals with 4 star ratings changed? The number of hospitals with a four star rating is higher than the previous year in Alabama.

And how about three star rated hospitals in Alabama?

About Alabama

Alabama is a state in the southeastern region of the United States. It is bordered by Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and Mississippi to the west. Alabama is the 30th largest by area and the 24th-most populous of the U.S. states. With a total of 1,500 miles (2,400 km) of inland waterways, Alabama has among the most of any state.

Alabama is nicknamed the Yellowhammer State, after the state bird. Alabama is also known as the 'Heart of Dixie' and the 'Cotton State'. The state tree is the longleaf pine, and the state flower is the camellia. Alabama's capital is Montgomery. The largest city by population is Birmingham, which has long been the most industrialized city; the largest city by land area is Huntsville. The oldest city is Mobile, founded by French colonists in 1702 as the capital of French Louisiana.

Source: Wikipedia