in New Jersey, USA

Have the number of hospitals in New Jersey increased or decreased compared to the previous year?

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 has remained the same at 64. 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 based on patient surveys and other reported quality measures. Note that not all hospitals have a star rating.

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

There are 4 fewer hospitals with a five star rating in New Jersey than the previous year. How about hospitals with a 4 star ratings improved? There is one less hospital with a 4 star rating in New Jersey than the previous year.

And have the number of New Jersey hospitals with 3 star ratings changed? The number of hospitals with a 3 star rating is higher than the previous year in New Jersey.

And the numbers for lower-rated hospitals are as follows:

There number of hospitals with a two star rating in New Jersey has declined by 5. There are 2 more hospitals with a 1 star rating which is higher than the previous year in New Jersey.

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

About New Jersey

New Jersey is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. It is a peninsula, bordered on the north and east by the state of New York; on the east, southeast, and south by the Atlantic Ocean; on the west by the Delaware River and Pennsylvania; and on the southwest by the Delaware Bay and Delaware. New Jersey is the fourth-smallest state by area but the 11th-most populous, with 9 million residents as of 2017, making it the most densely populated of the 50 U.S. states with its biggest city being Newark. New Jersey lies completely within the combined statistical areas of New York City and Philadelphia. New Jersey was the second-wealthiest U.S. state by median household income as of 2017.

New Jersey was inhabited by Native Americans for more than 2,800 years, with historical tribes such as the Lenape along the coast. In the early 17th century, the Dutch and the Swedes founded the first European settlements in the state. The English later seized control of the region, naming it the Province of New Jersey after the largest of the Channel Islands, Jersey, and granting it as a colony to Sir George Carteret and John Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley of Stratton. New Jersey was the site of several important battles during the American Revolutionary War in the 18th century.

In the 19th century, factories in the cities Camden, Paterson, Newark, Trenton, Jersey City, and Elizabeth (known as the "Big Six"), helped to drive the Industrial Revolution. New Jersey's geographic location at the center of the Northeast megalopolis, between Boston and New York City to the northeast, and Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., to the southwest, fueled its rapid growth through the process of suburbanization in the second half of the 20th century. In the first decades of the 21st century, this suburbanization began reverting with the consolidation of New Jersey's culturally diverse populace toward more urban settings within the state, with towns home to commuter rail stations outpacing the population growth of more automobile-oriented suburbs since 2008.

Source: Wikipedia