Connecticut Hospitals - By The Numbers

Founded in 1919, the Connecticut Hospital Association (CHA) represents 28 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 (28)
Acute Care Inpatient Beds:
Top Reasons for Inpatient Admissions:
Discharges 374,167 1. Circulatory 
  (e.g., Heart Failure, Syncope)
52,033
Patient Days 1,913,930 2. Obstetrics 
   (e.g., Vaginal Birth, C-Section)
39,300
Average Length of Stay 5.1 days 3. Digestive 
    (e.g., Esophaghitis, Appendectomy)
38,177
    4. Respiratory
   (e.g. Pneumonia, COPD)
39,653
   

5. Musculoskeletal
    (e.g. Major Joint Replacement, Cervical Spinal
   Fusion)

 

33,304
Newborns:
 
Discharges: 35,091    
Patient Days: 99,933    

Average Length of Stay:

 

2.8 days    
Emergency Departments (ED):
Top Reasons for ED Visits:
ED Visits: 1,648,980

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

251,001
   

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

207,483
    3. Ear, Nose & Throat (e.g., Sore Throat, Earaches) 175,357
    4. Digestive System (e.g., Minor GI Disorders) 180,490
   

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

 

137,457
Top Outpatient Procedures:
Top Inpatient Procedures:

1. Digestive Procedures 
    (Colonoscopy, Hernia Repair)

125,581

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

35,935

2. Musculoskeletal Procedures
    (Rotator Cuff Repair, Bunionectomy)

40,433

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

36,476

3. Integumentary Procedures 
    (Lumpectomy, Skin Lesion Removal)

27,589

3. Cardiovascular Procedures 
    (e.g., Coronary Angioplasty, Bypass Graft)

32,350

4. Female Genital Organ Procedures

   (D&C, Oophorectomy)
20,640 4. Musculoskeletal Procedures 
   (e.g., Knee Arthroplasty, Hip Replacement)
31,847

5. Nervous System Procedures 
    (Spinal Canal Injection, Spinal Tap)

 

18,331 5. Female Genital Organ Procedures 
   (e.g., D&C, oopherectomy)
12,095

Data supplied by the CHA Data Services: Based on Fiscal Year 2013 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=|

2012 Government Payments to Hospitals

  • On average, Medicare reimburses 90 percent of the cost for treating Medicare patients in Connecticut hospitals.
  • On average, Medicaid reimburses 71 percent of the cost for treating Medicaid patients in Connecticut hospitals.

The state’s underfunding of Medicaid programs shortchanges Connecticut hospitals by more than $504 million annually. State underfunding is compounded by the $364 million shortfall from Medicare and the $99 million in charity care provided by hospitals.

Each year, Connecticut Hospitals:

  • Provide care for approximately 380,000 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 1.7 million patients in their emergency departments.
  • Serve nearly 2.6 million persons through community benefit programs and activities.

Community Benefit by the Numbers

In 2012, Connecticut’s hospitals benefitted their communities in many ways.

$868.3 million Unpaid government-sponsored healthcare

$222.5 million Uncompensated care: Charity care/bad debt to provide services for those who cannot pay

$52.8 million Community services to improve the health of the community

$26.1 million Research and other programs to advance healthcare for patients and the community

$110 million Donations to help support community organizations

$8.4 million Community building to create stronger, healthier communities

$3.2 million Subsidized health services* to provide care needed by the community

Total community benefit provided by Connecticut Hospitals in 2012: $1.2 billion

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