With just three nursing homes in the city, there are only a couple of choices in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Despite not having a ton of nursing homes, this city's nursing homes received an excellent city grade of B+. We also looked at the facilities in the nearby city of Laurel. We found the nursing homes in Hattiesburg to be rated much higher than the ones in Laurel. Hattiesburg is also one of the top ten rated cities in the state of Mississippi.
In addition to receiving a strong overall grade, this city's nursing homes performed remarkably well in our inspection category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- for this category, which is one of our highest scores. Our inspection ratings account for a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with higher scores in this category usually have few of these severe deficiencies. Hattiesburg also performed remarkably well in the area of long-term care, with an A- for that category. In the other categories we looked at, Hattiesburg received middle of the pack grades in our nursing and short-term care areas.