in North Dakota, USA

Evaluating the North Dakota hospitals - By the numbers

We are 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 at 44. 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 over time based on patient surveys and other reported quality measures. Not all hospitals have a star rating.

Here is a breakdown of those hospital ratings:

The number of hospitals with a 5 star rating is constant in North Dakota at 0. What about hospitals with a 4 star ratings improved? There are 2 more hospitals with a four star rating in North Dakota than the previous year.

And how about 3 star rated hospitals? There are 6 fewer hospitals with a 3 star rating which is lower than the previous year in North Dakota.

Have the lower-rated hospitals in North Dakota changed?

The number of hospitals with a 2 star rating is higher than the previous year in North Dakota. There are 2 fewer hospitals with a 1 star rating which is lower than the previous year in North Dakota.

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

About North Dakota

North Dakota is a U.S. state in the midwestern and northern regions of the United States. It is the nineteenth largest in area, the fourth smallest by population, and the fourth most sparsely populated of the 50 states. North Dakota was admitted to the Union on November 2, 1889, along with its neighboring state, South Dakota. Its capital is Bismarck, and its largest city is Fargo.

In the 21st century, North Dakota's natural resources have played a major role in its economic performance, particularly with the oil extraction from the Bakken formation, which lies beneath the northwestern part of the state. Such development has led to population growth and reduced unemployment, resulting in North Dakota having the second lowest unemployment rate in the nation, behind only Hawaii.

North Dakota contains the tallest man-made structure in the Western Hemisphere, the KVLY-TV mast.

Source: Wikipedia