in Maryland, USA

Evaluating the Maryland hospitals - By the numbers

We are looking at Acute Care and Critical Access Hospitals. We are not counting Psychiatric Hospitals, Department of Defense or VA Hospitals. The number of hospitals has remained the same at 47. 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 will 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 Maryland. How about hospitals with a four star ratings improved? There is 1 less hospital with a 4 star rating than the previous year in Maryland.

Anything new about the hospitals with a 3 star ratings? There number of hospitals with a 3 star rating in Maryland has declined by 8.

And have the number of Maryland hospitals with rating of 2 or 1 changed?

There are 8 more hospitals with a 2 star rating in Maryland than the previous year. The number of hospitals with a 1 star rating is lower than the previous year in Maryland.

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

About Maryland

Maryland is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, bordering Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia to its south and west; Pennsylvania to its north; and Delaware to its east. The state's largest city is Baltimore, and its capital is Annapolis. Among its occasional nicknames are Old Line State, the Free State, and the Chesapeake Bay State. It is named after the English queen Henrietta Maria, known in England as Queen Mary, who was the wife of King Charles I.

Sixteen of Maryland's twenty-three counties, as well as the city of Baltimore, border the tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay estuary and its many tributaries, which combined total more than 4,000 miles of shoreline. Although one of the smallest states in the U.S., it features a variety of climates and topographical features that have earned it the moniker of America in Miniature. In a similar vein, Maryland's geography, culture, and history combines elements of the Mid-Atlantic, Northeastern, and South Atlantic regions of the country.

Although then a slave state, Maryland remained in the Union during the American Civil War, its strategic location giving it a significant role in the conflict. After the war, Maryland took part in the Industrial Revolution, driven by its seaports, railroad networks, and mass immigration from Europe. Since the Second World War, the state's population has grown rapidly, to approximately six million residents, and it is among the most densely populated U.S. states. As of 2015, Maryland had the highest median household income of any state, owing in large part to its close proximity to Washington, D.C. and a highly diversified economy spanning manufacturing, services, higher education, and biotechnology. The state's central role in U.S. history is reflected by its hosting of some of the highest numbers of historic landmarks per capita.

Source: Wikipedia