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Hospitals of Puerto Rico

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Created: Feb 12, 2018 at 7:51 p.m.
Last updated: Mar 04, 2019 at 10:48 p.m.
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The US Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Infrastructure Foundations - Level Data (HIFLD) provided geographic shapefiles for United States hospitals. This feature class/shapefile contains locations of Hospitals for US territories of Puerto Rico. The dataset only includes hospital facilities based on data acquired from various state departments or federal sources which has been referenced in the SOURCE field. Hospital facilities which do not occur in these sources will be not present in the database. The source data was available in a variety of formats (pdfs, tables, webpages, etc.) which was cleaned and geocoded and then converted into a spatial database. The database does not contain nursing homes or health centers. Hospitals have been categorized into children, chronic disease, critical access, general acute care, long term care, military, psychiatric, rehabilitation, special, and women based on the range of the available values from the various sources after removing similarities. This feature class/shapefile contains Hospitals derived from various sources (refer SOURCE field) for the Homeland Infrastructure Foundation-Level Data (HIFLD) database. This feature class/shape file has a one-to-many relationship class (HospitalsToTrauma) relate with the “Trauma_Levels” table. This table captures the relationship between Hospitals and the state trauma level designations. “Hospitals” is the origin using STATE as the primary key. “Trauma_Levels” table is the destination using STATE as the foreign key.
This dataset is based on information from the period 20120605-20170329.

The complete dataset for 50 States can be obtained from the HIFLD website:
The shape file metadata can be obtained from:

Subject Keywords



Coordinate System/Geographic Projection:
WGS 84 EPSG:4326
Coordinate Units:
Decimal degrees
North Latitude
East Longitude
South Latitude
West Longitude


Data Services

The following web services are available for data contained in this resource. Geospatial Feature and Raster data are made available via Open Geospatial Consortium Web Services. The provided links can be copied and pasted into GIS software to access these data. Multidimensional NetCDF data are made available via a THREDDS Data Server using remote data access protocols such as OPeNDAP. Other data services may be made available in the future to support additional data types.

Related Resources

This resource belongs to the following collections:
Title Owners Sharing Status My Permission
Health services in Puerto Rico Jimmy Phuong  Public &  Shareable Open Access
Hurricane Maria 2017 Collection Christina Norton · Graciela Ramirez-Toro  Public &  Shareable Open Access
Hurricane Maria 2017 Collection Nathan Kim  Private &  Shareable None


Funding Agencies

This resource was created using funding from the following sources:
Agency Name Award Title Award Number
NSF RAPID: COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH: Building Infrastructure to Prevent Disasters like Hurricane Maria 1810886


People or Organizations that contributed technically, materially, financially, or provided general support for the creation of the resource's content but are not considered authors.

Name Organization Address Phone Author Identifiers
Homeland Infrastructure Foundation - Level Data (HIFLD) US Department of Homeland Security

How to Cite

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (2019). Hospitals of Puerto Rico, HydroShare,

None (Public Use). Users are advised to read the data set's metadata thoroughly to understand appropriate use and data limitations.


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