in Arizona, USA

Arizona hospitals - A closer look

We are only counting Acute Care and Critical Access Hospitals. The number of hospitals is constant in Arizona. Hospitals are rated on a scale of one to five, five being the highest rating. A hospitals rating can become better or worse based on patient surveys as well as reported quality measures. Beware that not all hospitals have a star rating.

Here is a breakdown of those hospital ratings:

There is 1 less hospital with a 5 star rating in Arizona than the previous year. What about hospitals with a 4 star ratings? There are 2 more hospitals with a four star rating which is higher than the previous year in Arizona.

And how about 3 star rated hospitals?

About Arizona

Arizona is a state in the southwestern region of the United States. It is also part of the Western and the Mountain states. It is the sixth largest and the 14th most populous of the 50 states. Its capital and largest city is Phoenix. Arizona shares the Four Corners region with Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico; its other neighboring states are Nevada and California to the west and the Mexican states of Sonora and Baja California to the south and southwest.

Arizona is the 48th state and last of the contiguous states to be admitted to the Union, achieving statehood on February 14, 1912, coinciding with Valentine's Day. Historically part of the territory of Alta California in New Spain, it became part of independent Mexico in 1821. After being defeated in the Mexican–American War, Mexico ceded much of this territory to the United States in 1848. The southernmost portion of the state was acquired in 1853 through the Gadsden Purchase.

Southern Arizona is known for its desert climate, with very hot summers and mild winters. Northern Arizona features forests of pine, Douglas fir, and spruce trees; the Colorado Plateau; mountain ranges (such as the San Francisco Mountains); as well as large, deep canyons, with much more moderate summer temperatures and significant winter snowfalls. There are ski resorts in the areas of Flagstaff, Alpine, and Tucson. In addition to the Grand Canyon National Park, there are several national forests, national parks, and national monuments.

Source: Wikipedia