in Idaho, USA

Have the number of hospitals in Idaho increased or decreased?

We are looking at Acute Care and Critical Access Hospitals. We are not inlcuding Psychiatric Hospitals, Department of Defense or VA Hospitals. The number of hospitals is lower than the previous year in Idaho. Hospitals are rated on a scale of 1 to 5, 5 being the highest rating. A hospitals rating can become better or worse over time based on patient surveys as well as reported quality measures. Note that not all hospitals have a star rating.

Take a closer look at those ratings:

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

And have the number of Idaho hospitals with three star ratings changed? There number of hospitals with a 3 star rating in Idaho has declined by 3.

And have the number of Idaho hospitals with rating of one or two changed?

The number of hospitals with a two star rating has remained the same at 3. The number of hospitals with a one star rating is constant in Idaho.

About Idaho

Idaho is a state in the northwestern region of the United States. It borders the state of Montana to the east and northeast, Wyoming to the east, Nevada and Utah to the south, and Washington and Oregon to the west. To the north, it shares a small portion of the Canadian border with the province of British Columbia. With a population of approximately 1.7 million and an area of 83,569 square miles (216,440 km2), Idaho is the 14th largest, the 12th least populous and the 7th least densely populated of the 50 U.S. states. The state's capital and largest city is Boise.

Forming part of the Pacific Northwest (and the associated Cascadia bioregion), Idaho is divided into several distinct geographic and climatic regions. The state's north, the relatively isolated Idaho Panhandle, is closely linked with Eastern Washington with which it shares the Pacific Time Zone – the rest of the state uses the Mountain Time Zone. The state's south includes the Snake River Plain (which has most of the population and agricultural land). The state's south-east incorporates part of the Great Basin. Idaho is quite mountainous, and contains several stretches of the Rocky Mountains. The United States Forest Service holds about 38% of Idaho's land, the most of any state.

Industries significant for the state economy include manufacturing, agriculture, mining, forestry, and tourism. A number of science and technology firms are either headquartered in Idaho or have factories there, and the state also contains the Idaho National Laboratory, which is the country's largest Department of Energy facility. Idaho's agricultural sector supplies many products, but the state is best known for its potato crop, which comprises around one-third of the nationwide yield. The official state nickname is the "Gem State", which references Idaho's natural beauty.

Source: Wikipedia