in Kentucky, USA

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

We are only looking at Acute Care and Critical Access Hospitals. The number of hospitals has remained the same in Kentucky. Hospitals are rated 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 have a star rating.

Take a closer look at those CMS ratings:

There are 2 more hospitals with a 5 star rating which is higher than the previous year in Kentucky. Have the number of hospitals with four star ratings improved? The number of hospitals with a 4 star rating is higher than the previous year in Kentucky.

Have the number of hospitals with three star ratings improved or declined? There number of hospitals with a 3 star rating in Kentucky has declined by 3.

And the numbers for lower-rated hospitals are as follows:

There are 8 fewer hospitals with a two star rating which is lower than the previous year in Kentucky. There are 2 more hospitals with a 1 star rating in Kentucky than the previous year.

About Kentucky

Kentucky, officially the Commonwealth of Kentucky, is a state located in the east south-central region of the United States. Although styled as the "State of Kentucky" in the law creating it, (because in Kentucky's first constitution, the term "state" was used), Kentucky is one of four U.S. states constituted as a commonwealth (the others being Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts). Originally a part of Virginia, in 1792 Kentucky split from it and became the 15th state to join the Union. Kentucky is the 37th most extensive and the 26th most populous of the 50 United States.

Kentucky is known as the "Bluegrass State", a nickname based on the bluegrass, a species of grass found in many of its pastures. One of the major regions in Kentucky is the Bluegrass Region in central Kentucky, which houses two of its major cities, Louisville and Lexington. It is a land with diverse environments and abundant resources, including the world's longest cave system, Mammoth Cave National Park, one of the greatest lengths of navigable waterways and streams in the contiguous United States, and the two largest man-made lakes east of the Mississippi River.

Kentucky is also known for horse racing, bourbon distilleries, moonshine, coal, the "My Old Kentucky Home" historic state park, automobile manufacturing, tobacco, bluegrass music, college basketball, and Kentucky Fried Chicken.

Source: Wikipedia