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 is constant at 91. 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 and other reported quality measures. Not all hospitals have a star rating.

We have taken a closer look at those CMS hospital ratings:

There are 2 more hospitals with a five star rating which is higher than the previous year in Kentucky. How about hospitals with a four star ratings? The number of hospitals with a four star rating is higher than the previous year in Kentucky.

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

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

The number of hospitals with a 2 star rating is lower than the previous year in Kentucky. There are 2 more hospitals with a two star rating in Kentucky than the previous year.

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

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