With seven options to choose from, there are a decent number of facilities in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. This city's nursing homes received an excellent city grade of A-. We also looked at the facilities in the nearby city of Laurel, which has some decent nursing homes of its own. Nevertheless, we found the facilities in Hattiesburg to be in a totally different league than the ones in Laurel. Lastly, Hattiesburg is also one of the 500 best cities in the United States.
In addition to receiving a strong overall grade, many of the nursing homes in Hattiesburg performed spectacularly well in our inspection category. In fact, we awarded it an A for that category, which is one of our best scores. Arguably the most critical factor we consider in computing our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Facilities with better grades in this area most likely dodged the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. In addition, Hattiesburg also performed remarkably well in our nursing category, with an A- for this area. Rounding out its phenomenal report card, Hattiesburg were awarded an A- for its long-term care rating and a grade of B+ in the area of short-term care.