in Montana, USA

What do the numbers of hospital in Montana mean?

We are only counting Acute Care and Critical Access Hospitals. The number of hospitals has remained the same. Hospitals are rated on a scale of 1 to 5, 5 being the highest rating. A hospitals rating can become better or worse based on patient surveys and other reported quality measures. Note that not all hospitals will have a star rating.

We have taken a closer look at those hospital ratings:

The number of hospitals with a five star rating is constant in Montana. Have the numbers for 4 star ratings hospitals changed? There is one more hospital with a 4 star rating than the previous year in Montana.

And how about 3 star rated hospitals in Montana? The number of hospitals with a three star rating is constant in Montana.

The lower-rated hositals in Montanahave the following numbers:

There is one less hospital with a 2 star rating than the previous year in Montana. The number of hospitals with a one star rating has remained the same in Montana.

About Montana

Montana is a state in the Northwestern United States. Montana has several nicknames, although none are official, including "Big Sky Country" and "The Treasure State", and slogans that include "Land of the Shining Mountains" and more recently "The Last Best Place".

Montana is the fourth-largest in area, the 8th least populous, and the third-least densely populated of the 50 U.S. states. The western half of Montana contains numerous mountain ranges. Smaller island ranges are found throughout the state. In all, 77 named ranges are part of the Rocky Mountains. The eastern half of Montana is characterized by western prairie terrain and badlands. Montana is bordered by Idaho to the west, Wyoming to the south, North Dakota and South Dakota to the east, and the Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan to the north.

The economy is primarily based on agriculture, including ranching and cereal grain farming. Other significant economic resources include oil, gas, coal, hard rock mining, and lumber. The health care, service, and government sectors also are significant to the state's economy.

The state's fastest-growing sector is tourism. Nearly 13 million tourists annually visit Glacier National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Beartooth Highway, Flathead Lake, Big Sky Resort, and other attractions.

Source: Wikipedia