in South Carolina, USA

Have the number of hospitals in South Carolina increased or decreased?

We are counting Acute Care and Critical Access Hospitals. We are not counting Psychiatric Hospitals, Department of Defense or VA Hospitals. The number of hospitals is lower than the previous year in South Carolina. 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. Not all hospitals will have a star rating.

Here is a breakdown of those hospital ratings:

The number of hospitals with a 5 star rating is higher than the previous year in South Carolina. How about hospitals with a 4 star ratings? The number of hospitals with a 4 star rating has remained the same.

And how about three star rated hospitals in South Carolina? There is one less hospital with a 3 star rating than the previous year in South Carolina.

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

There number of hospitals with a 2 star rating in South Carolina has declined by 2. The number of hospitals with a 1 star rating is lower than the previous year in South Carolina.

About South Carolina

South Carolina is a state in the Southeastern United States and the easternmost of the Deep South. It is bordered to the north by North Carolina, to the southeast by the Atlantic Ocean, and to the southwest by Georgia across the Savannah River.

South Carolina became the eighth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution on May 23, 1788. South Carolina became the first state to vote in favor of secession from the Union on December 20, 1860. After the American Civil War, it was readmitted into the United States on June 25, 1868.

South Carolina is the 40th most extensive and 23rd most populous U.S. state. Its GDP as of 2013 was $183.6 billion, with an annual growth rate of 3.13%. South Carolina is composed of 46 counties. The capital is Columbia with a 2017 population of 133,114; while its largest city is Charleston with a 2017 population of 134,875. The Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin metropolitan area is the largest in the state, with a 2017 population estimate of 895,923.

South Carolina is named in honor of King Charles I of England, who first formed the English colony, with Carolus being Latin for "Charles".

Source: Wikipedia