in North Carolina, USA

What do the numbers of hospital in North Carolina mean?

We are looking at Acute Care and Critical Access Hospitals. The number of hospitals is constant. 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 as well as reported quality measures. Note that not all hospitals have a star rating.

Here is a breakdown of those hospital ratings:

There are 6 more hospitals with a five star rating which is higher than the previous year in North Carolina. How about hospitals with a four star ratings? There number of hospitals with a 4 star rating in North Carolina has declined by 2.

And how about three star rated hospitals in North Carolina? The number of hospitals with a 3 star rating is lower than the previous year in North Carolina.

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

The number of hospitals with a 2 star rating is higher than the previous year in North Carolina. There are 5 fewer hospitals with a one star rating which is lower than the previous year in North Carolina.

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


List of Cities in North Carolina (with hospitals)

About North Carolina

North Carolina is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. North Carolina is the 28th largest and 9th-most populous of the 50 United States. It is bordered by Virginia to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Georgia and South Carolina to the south, and Tennessee to the west. Raleigh is the state's capital and Charlotte is its largest city. The Charlotte metropolitan area, with an estimated population of 2,569,213 in 2018, is the most populous metropolitan area in North Carolina, the 23rd-most populous in the United States, and the largest banking center in the nation after New York City. North Carolina's second largest metropolitan area is the Raleigh metropolitan area, with an estimated population of 1,337,331 in 2018, and is home to the largest research park in the United States, Research Triangle Park, in Chapel Hill, Durham, and Raleigh.

North Carolina was established as a royal colony in 1729 and is one of the original Thirteen Colonies. North Carolina is named in honor of King Charles I of England who first formed the English colony, with Carolus being Latin for "Charles". On November 21, 1789, North Carolina became the 12th state to ratify the United States Constitution. North Carolina declared its secession from the Union on May 20, 1861, becoming the last of eleven states to join the Confederate States. Following the Civil War, the state was restored to the Union on June 25, 1868. On December 17, 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright successfully piloted the world's first controlled, sustained flight of a powered, heavier-than-air aircraft at Kill Devil Hills in North Carolina's Outer Banks. North Carolina uses the slogan "First in Flight" on state license plates to commemorate this achievement.

North Carolina is defined by a wide range of elevations and landscapes. From west to east, North Carolina's elevation descends from the Appalachian Mountains to the Piedmont and Atlantic coastal plain. North Carolina's Mount Mitchell at 6,684 feet (2,037 m) is the highest-point in North America east of the Mississippi River. Most of the state falls in the humid subtropical climate zone; however, the western, mountainous part of the state has a subtropical highland climate.

Source: Wikipedia