in Alabama, USA

Evaluating the Alabama hospitals - By the numbers

We are only looking at Acute Care and Critical Access Hospitals. There is 1 less hospital than the previous year in Alabama. Hospitals are rated on a scale of 1 to 5, 5 being the highest rating. A hospitals rating can improve or decline over time based on patient surveys and other reported quality measures. Not all hospitals will have a star rating.

Here is a breakdown of those hospital ratings:

There is one more hospital with a five star rating than the previous year in Alabama. Have the number of hospitals with four star ratings improved? There are 4 more hospitals with a four star rating in Alabama than the previous year.

And how about three star rated hospitals? The number of hospitals with a 3 star rating is lower than the previous year in Alabama.

Have the lower-rated hospitals in Alabama changed?

There are 5 more hospitals with a 2 star rating in Alabama than the previous year. There are 5 fewer hospitals with a 1 star rating in Alabama than the previous year.

The directory of Hospitals of the States and Territories was last updated 1/30/2020.

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