in South Carolina, USA

What do the numbers of hospital in South Carolina mean?

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 is lower than the previous year in South Carolina. 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 will have a star rating.

Here is a breakdown of those CMS hospital ratings:

There are 2 more hospitals with a five star rating which is higher than the previous year in South Carolina. Have the numbers for four star ratings hospitals changed? The number of hospitals with a 4 star rating has remained the same.

And how about three star rated hospitals?

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

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