in Virginia, USA

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

We are only looking at Acute Care and Critical Access Hospitals. The number of hospitals has remained the same. 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 receive a star rating.

We have taken a closer look at those hospital ratings:

There are 2 more hospitals with a 5 star rating which is higher than the previous year in Virginia. Have the numbers for 4 star ratings hospitals changed? There are 5 more hospitals with a 4 star rating in Virginia than the previous year.

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

And the numbers for lower-rated hospitals are as follows:

There are 5 fewer hospitals with a 2 star rating in Virginia than the previous year. There are 2 fewer hospitals with a one star rating which is lower than the previous year in Virginia.

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

About Virginia

Virginia, officially the Commonwealth of Virginia, is a state in the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States located between the Atlantic Coast and the Appalachian Mountains. The geography and climate of the Commonwealth are shaped by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Chesapeake Bay, which provide habitat for much of its flora and fauna. The capital of the Commonwealth is Richmond; Virginia Beach is the most populous city, and Fairfax County is the most populous political subdivision. The Commonwealth's estimated population as of 2018 is over 8.5 million.

Source: Wikipedia