in Colorado, USA

Evaluating the Colorado hospitals - By the numbers

We are counting Acute Care and Critical Access Hospitals. We are not counting Psychiatric Hospitals, Department of Defense or VA Hospitals. The number of hospitals is constant in Colorado at 80. Hospitals are rated by CMS on a scale of one to five, five being the highest rating. A hospitals rating can become better or worse over time based on patient surveys and other reported quality measures. Beware that not all hospitals have a star rating.

Here is a breakdown of those CMS hospital ratings:

The number of hospitals with a 5 star rating is higher than the previous year in Colorado. What about hospitals with a four star ratings improved? The number of hospitals with a four star rating is lower than the previous year in Colorado.

Have the number of hospitals with 3 star ratings improved or declined? There are 8 fewer hospitals with a 3 star rating in Colorado than the previous year.

And the lower-rated hospitals are as follows:

There are 2 fewer hospitals with a 2 star rating which is lower than the previous year in Colorado. The number of hospitals with a one star rating is constant at 0.

The directory of Hospitals of the States and Territories was last updated 1/29/2020.

About Colorado

Colorado is a state of the Western United States encompassing most of the southern Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains. It is the 8th most extensive and 21st most populous U.S. state. The estimated population of Colorado was 5,695,564 on July 1, 2018, an increase of 13.25% since the 2010 United States Census.

The state was named for the Colorado River, which early Spanish explorers named the Río Colorado for the ruddy silt the river carried from the mountains. The Territory of Colorado was organized on February 28, 1861, and on August 1, 1876, U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant signed Proclamation 230 admitting Colorado to the Union as the 38th state. Colorado is nicknamed the "Centennial State" because it became a state one century after the signing of the United States Declaration of Independence.

Colorado is bordered by Wyoming to the north, Nebraska to the northeast, Kansas to the east, Oklahoma to the southeast, New Mexico to the south, Utah to the west, and touches Arizona to the southwest at the Four Corners. Colorado is noted for its vivid landscape of mountains, forests, high plains, mesas, canyons, plateaus, rivers and desert lands. Colorado is part of the western and southwestern United States, and is one of the Mountain States.

Denver is the capital and most populous city of Colorado. Residents of the state are known as Coloradans, although the antiquated term "Coloradoan" is occasionally used.

Source: Wikipedia