in Louisiana, USA

Louisiana hospitals - A closer look

We are counting Acute Care and Critical Access Hospitals. We are not inlcuding Psychiatric Hospitals, Department of Defense or VA Hospitals. There number of hospitals in Louisiana has declined by 3. 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 as well as 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 has remained the same. What about hospitals with a four star ratings improved? There number of hospitals with a four star rating in Louisiana has declined by 5.

Have the number of hospitals with three star ratings improved or declined? The number of hospitals with a 3 star rating is constant.

And the lower-rated hospitals are as follows:

There are 2 fewer hospitals with a 2 star rating in Louisiana than the previous year. There are 2 more hospitals with a 1 star rating which is higher than the previous year in Louisiana.

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

About Louisiana

Louisiana is a state in the Deep South region of the South Central United States. It is the 31st most extensive and the 25th most populous of the 50 United States. Louisiana is bordered by the state of Texas to the west, Arkansas to the north, Mississippi to the east, and the Gulf of Mexico to the south. A large part of its eastern boundary is demarcated by the Mississippi River. Louisiana is the only U.S. state with political subdivisions termed parishes, which are equivalent to counties. The state's capital is Baton Rouge, and its largest city is New Orleans.

Much of the state's lands were formed from sediment washed down the Mississippi River, leaving enormous deltas and vast areas of coastal marsh and swamp. These contain a rich southern biota; typical examples include birds such as ibis and egrets. There are also many species of tree frogs, and fish such as sturgeon and paddlefish. In more elevated areas, fire is a natural process in the landscape, and has produced extensive areas of longleaf pine forest and wet savannas. These support an exceptionally large number of plant species, including many species of terrestrial orchids and carnivorous plants. Louisiana has more Native American tribes than any other southern state, including four that are federally recognized, ten that are state recognized, and four that have not received recognition.

Some Louisiana urban environments have a multicultural, multilingual heritage, being so strongly influenced by a mixture of 18th-century French, Haitian, Spanish, Native American, and African cultures that they are considered to be exceptional in the US. Before the American purchase of the territory in 1803, the present-day State of Louisiana had been both a French colony and for a brief period a Spanish one. In addition, colonists imported numerous African people as slaves in the 18th century. Many came from peoples of the same region of West Africa, thus concentrating their culture. In the post-Civil War environment, Anglo-Americans increased the pressure for Anglicization, and in 1921, English was for a time made the sole language of instruction in Louisiana schools before a policy of multilingualism was revived in 1974. There has never been an official language in Louisiana, and the state constitution enumerates "the right of the people to preserve, foster, and promote their respective historic, linguistic, and cultural origins."

Source: Wikipedia