in Tennessee, USA

Have the number of hospitals in Tennessee increased or decreased compared to the previous year?

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 Tennessee. 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 will have a star rating.

Here is a breakdown of those CMS hospital ratings:

The number of hospitals with a five star rating is constant. What are the numbers for four star ratings hospitals? There are 8 more hospitals with a 4 star rating which is higher than the previous year in Tennessee.

And have the number of Tennessee hospitals with 3 star ratings changed? The number of hospitals with a 3 star rating is lower than the previous year in Tennessee.

Have the lower-rated hospitals in Tennessee changed?

There number of hospitals with a 2 star rating in Tennessee has declined by 2. There are 6 fewer hospitals with a 1 star rating in Tennessee than the previous year.

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

About Tennessee

Tennessee is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. Tennessee is the 36th largest and the 16th most populous of the 50 United States. Tennessee is bordered by eight states, with Kentucky to the north, Virginia to the northeast, North Carolina to the east, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi to the south, Arkansas to the west, and Missouri to the northwest. The Appalachian Mountains dominate the eastern part of the state, and the Mississippi River forms the state's western border. Nashville is the state's capital and largest city, with a 2017 population of 667,560 and a 2017 metro population of 1,903,045. Tennessee's second largest city is Memphis, which had a population of 652,236 in 2017.

Tennessee's major industries include agriculture, manufacturing, and tourism. Poultry, soybeans, and cattle are the state's primary agricultural products, and major manufacturing exports include chemicals, transportation equipment, and electrical equipment.[16] The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the nation's most visited national park, is headquartered in the eastern part of the state, and a section of the Appalachian Trail roughly follows the Tennessee-North Carolina border. Other major tourist attractions include the Tennessee Aquarium and Chattanooga Choo-Choo Hotel in Chattanooga; Dollywood in Pigeon Forge; Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies and Ober Gatlinburg in Gatlinburg; the Parthenon, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and Ryman Auditorium in Nashville; the Jack Daniel's Distillery in Lynchburg; Elvis Presley's Graceland residence and tomb, the Memphis Zoo, the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis; and Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol.

Source: Wikipedia