Hospital Statistics

Hospital Statistics
Total Number of all Registered* Hospitals 5,754
Number of U.S. Community** Hospitals 4,985
Number of Non government Not-for-Profit Community Hospitals 2,904
Number of Investor-Owned (For-Profit) Community Hospitals 1,068
Number of Federal Government Hospitals 213
Number of Nonfederal Psychiatric Hospitals 435
Number of Nonfederal Long Term Care Hospitals 111
Total Number of Hospital Units of Institutions (Prison Hospitals, College Infirmaries, Etc.) 10
Total Staffed Beds in All U.S. Registered* Hospitals 941,995
Staffed Beds in Community** Hospitals 804,943
Total Admissions in All All U.S. Registered* Hospitals 36,915,331
Admission in Community** Hospitals $750.6 billion
Expenses for Community** Hospitals $678 billion
Number of Community Hospitals in A System*** 2,941
Number of Community Hospitals in a Network**** 1,508

*Registered hospitals are those hospitals that meet AHA’s criteria for registration as a hospital facility. Registered hospitals include AHA member hospitals as well as nonmember hospitals. 

**Community hospitals are defined as all nonfederal, short-term general, and other special hospitals. Other special hospitals include obstetrics and gynecology; eye, ear, nose, and throat; rehabilitation; orthopedic; and other individually described specialty services. Community hospitals include academic medical centers or other teaching hospitals if they are nonfederal short-term hospitals. Excluded are hospitals not accessible by the general public, such as prison hospitals or college infirmaries.

***System is defined by AHA as either a multi hospital or a diversified single hospital system. A multi hospital system is two or more hospitals owned, leased, sponsored, or contract managed by a central organization. Single, freestanding hospitals may be categorized as a system by bringing into membership three or more, and at least 25 percent, of their owned or leased non-hospital preacute or postacute health care organizations. System affiliation does not preclude network participation.

**** Network is a group of hospitals, physicians, other providers, insurers and/or community agencies that work together to coordinate and deliver a broad spectrum of services to their community. Network participation does not preclude system affiliation.

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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: American Hospital Association, American Hospital Directory
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: September 1, 2015

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