in Puerto Rico, USA

Puerto Rico hospitals - A closer look

We are only counting 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 51. Hospitals are rated on a scale of one to five, five being the highest rating. A hospitals rating can improve or decline over time based on patient surveys as well as reported quality measures. Beware that not all hospitals have a star rating.

We have taken a closer look at those hospital ratings:

The number of hospitals with a 5 star rating is constant at 0. What about hospitals with a 4 star ratings improved? The number of hospitals with a four star rating is constant.

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

And have the number of Puerto Rico hospitals with rating of 1 or 2 changed?

The number of hospitals with a two star rating has remained the same in Puerto Rico at 3. The number of hospitals with a 1 star rating is higher than the previous year in Puerto Rico.

About Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico[a] (Spanish for "Rich Port"; abbreviated PR), officially the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (Spanish: Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico, lit."Free Associated State of Puerto Rico")[b] and briefly called Porto Rico, is an unincorporated territory of the United States located in the northeast Caribbean Sea, approximately 1,000 miles (1,600 km) southeast of Miami, Florida.

An archipelago among the Greater Antilles, located between the Dominican Republic and the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico includes the eponymous main island and several smaller islands, such as Mona, Culebra, and Vieques. The capital and most populous city is San Juan. The territory's total population is approximately 3.4 million. Spanish and English are the official languages of the executive branch of government, though Spanish predominates.

Puerto Ricans have been citizens of the United States since 1917, and enjoy freedom of movement between the island and the mainland. As it is not a state, Puerto Rico does not have a vote in the United States Congress, which governs the territory with full jurisdiction under the Puerto Rico Federal Relations Act of 1950. However, Puerto Rico does have one non-voting member of the House called a Resident Commissioner. As residents of a U.S. territory, American citizens in Puerto Rico are disenfranchised at the national level and do not vote for the president or vice president of the United States, and only some residents pay federal income tax. Like other territories and the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico does not have U.S. senators. Congress approved a local constitution in 1952, allowing U.S. citizens of the territory to elect a governor. Puerto Rico's future political status has consistently been a matter of significant debate.

Source: Wikipedia