Connecticut Hospitals - By The Numbers

Founded in 1919, the Connecticut Hospital Association (CHA) represents 27 acute care hospitals and many health-related organizations.  As part of its core advocacy function, CHA maintains databases which contain descriptive information about Connecticut’s hospitals.  This comprehensive, timely information enables CHA to support its members and their communities, identify trends, and analyze the impact of these trends and proposed policy changes on Connecticut hospitals.

Acute Care Hospitals
Acute Care Inpatient Beds:
Top Reasons for Inpatient Admissions:
Discharges 362,723 1. Circulatory 
  (e.g., Heart Failure, Syncope)
44,837
Patient Days 1,849,222 2. Obstetrics
   (e.g., Vaginal Birth, C-Section)
39, 614
Average Length of Stay 5.1 days 3. Musculoskeletal
    (e.g., Major Joint Replacement, Cervical Spinal Fusion)
37,135
    4. Respiratory
   (e.g., Pneumonia, COPD)
36,321
   

5. Digestive
    (e.g., Esophaghitis, Appendectomy)

 

35,867
Newborns:
 
Discharges: 36,222    
Patient Days: 102,885    

Average Length of Stay:

 

2.8 days    
Emergency Departments (ED):
Top Reasons for ED Visits:
ED Visits (ED Non-Admissions and ED Admissions) 1,589,673

1. Musculoskeletal (e.g., Sprains and Strains, Minor Back)

241,522
   

2. Skin Trauma (e.g., Cuts and Wounds)

192,400
    3. Digestive System (e.g., Minor GI Disorders) 155,555
    4. Ear, Nose & Throat (e.g., Sore Throat, Earaches) 154,400
   

5. Respiratory System (e.g., Bronchitis, Asthma)

 

122,958
Top 5 Outpatient Procedures:
Top Inpatient Procedures:

1. Digestive Procedures 
    (e.g., Colonoscopy, Hernia Repair)

118,506

1. Obstetrical Procedures
    (e.g., Vaginal births, C-Sections)

37,145

2. Musculoskeletal Procedures
    (e.g., Rotator Cuff Repair, Bunionectomy)

33,540

2. Digestive Procedures
    (e.g, Endoscopy, Appendectomy)

33,311

3. Operations of the Eye
    (e.g., Lens and cataract procedures)

26,214

3. Musculoskeletal Procedures
   (e.g., Knee Arthroplasty, Hip Replacement)

32,743

4. Integumentary Procedures
    (e.g., Lumpectomy, Skin Lesion Removal)

24,700 4. Cardiovascular Procedures
    (e.g., Coronary Angioplasty, Bypass Graft)
30,096

5. Female Genital Organ Procedures
    (e.g., D&C, Oophorectomy)

 

18,226 5. Male Genital Organ Procedures 
   (e.g., Circumcision, Prostatectomy)
12,526

Data supplied by ChimeData: Based on Fiscal Year 2015 data

* Information provided from the Connecticut Department of Public Health, Fiscal Year 2010 Annal Report on the Financial Status of Connecticut's Short Term Acute Care Hospitals;

   http://www.ct.gov/dph/lib/dph/ohca/publications/2011/fsreport2010.pdf

** Information provided from the Connecticut Department of Public Health, 2010 Active License List;  

   http://www.ct.gov/dph/lib/dph/practitioner_licensing_and_investigations/plis/statistics/2010.pdf

‡ DataGen Economic Impact Analysis

Hospital Financial Statements

To view hospital financial statements including yearly Annual Reporting Filings, Twelve Month Actual Filings, Audited Financial Statements, and Dashboard of financial ratios/utilization indicators, view the Connecticut Office of Health Care Access (LINK). http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3902&q=276986&dphNav=|

2014 Government Payments to Hospitals

  • On average, Medicare reimburses 88 percent of the cost for treating Medicare patients in Connecticut hospitals.
  • On average, Medicaid reimburses 64 percent of the cost for treating Medicaid patients in Connecticut hospitals.

In 2014, Connecticut hospitals incurred $471.6 million in Medicare losses, $710.5 million in Medicaid losses, and spent $247.6 million on charity care. 

Each year, Connecticut Hospitals:

  • Provide care for approximately 409,000 patients admitted to their facilities, accounting for nearly 2 million days of inpatient care.
  • Welcome more than 36,000 babies into the world.
  • Treat nearly 1.6 million patients in their emergency departments.
  • Serve 3.6 million persons through community benefit programs and activities.

Community Benefit by the Numbers

In 2014, Connecticut’s hospitals benefitted their communities in many ways.

$710.5 million: Unpaid government-sponsored healthcare (Medicaid)*

$471.6 million: Unpaid government-sponsored healthcare (Medicare)*

$247.6 million: Uncompensated care: Charity care/bad debt to provide services for those who cannot pay

$39.6 million: Community services to improve the health of the community

$18.9 million: Research and other programs to advance healthcare for patients and the community

$9.2 million: Donations to help support community organizations

$8.0 million: Community building to create stronger, healthier communities

$4.4 million: Subsidized health services* to provide care needed by the community

 

Total community benefit provided by Connecticut Hospitals in 2014: $1.5 billion

 

* Most subsidized health services funds are reflected in the “unpaid costs of government programs” numbers.