Hospital sign (photo by Paul8032 -CC-BY)
According to the America Hospital Association (AHA), there are 4,897 Community Hospitals out of a total of 5,708 registered hospitals in the U.S.
- Number of U.S. Community Hospitals – 4,897
- Number of Federal Government Hospitals – 213
- Number of Nonfederal Psychiatric Hospitals – 444
- Number of Nonfederal Long Term Care Hospitals – 136
- Number of Hospital Units of Institutions
- (Prison Hospitals, College Infirmaries, Etc.) – 18
There are a total of 945,199 staffed beds in all U.S. registered hospitals.
Over 37 million people (37,120,387) are admitted to all U.S. registered hospitals each year.
Some interesting hospital facts:
- Hospitals treat almost 118 million people in their emergency departments each year.
- Hospitals care for 481 million outpatients each year.
- Hospitals deliver over 4 million babies each year
- Hospitals employ more than 5 million people.
- There will be a projected shortage of one million registered nurses in the U.S. by the year 2020.
For information on U.S. hospitals by bed size
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