Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lungs caused by a bacterial, viral, or fungal infection.
Pneumonia is a very common, often serious illness that affects about 3-4 million people each year
in the United States. Many different organisms can cause pneumonia, including bacteria, viruses,
and fungi. Bacterial pneumonias tend to be the most serious. In adults, bacteria are the most common cause, and of these Streptococcus pneumonia (pneumococcus) is the most common.
* MSHA and facility data are for the period from April 2012 - March 2013. National average and state average data are for the most recently published period of October 2011 - September 2012. The national average and state average data are provided by Hospital Compare, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services which reports results from hospitals submitting data to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).