in Montana, USA

What do the numbers of hospital in Montana mean?

We are only looking at Acute Care and Critical Access Hospitals. We are not inlcuding Psychiatric Hospitals, Department of Defense or VA Hospitals. The number of hospitals is constant in Montana at 62. Hospitals are rated on a scale of 1 to 5, 5 being the highest rating. A hospitals rating can improve or decline over time based on patient surveys and other reported quality measures. Not all hospitals will receive a star rating.

Here is a breakdown of those hospital ratings:

The number of hospitals with a 5 star rating is constant at 3. Have the numbers for four star ratings hospitals changed? There is one more hospital with a 4 star rating in Montana than the previous year.

And how about 3 star rated hospitals? The number of hospitals with a 3 star rating has remained the same in Montana.

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

There is one less hospital with a 2 star rating in Montana than the previous year. The number of hospitals with a 1 star rating is constant.

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

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