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 (28)
Acute Care Inpatient Beds:
Top Reasons for Inpatient Admissions:
Discharges 374,167 1. Circulatory 
  (e.g., Heart Failure, Syncope)
Patient Days 1,913,930 2. Obstetrics 
   (e.g., Vaginal Birth, C-Section)
Average Length of Stay 5.1 days 3. Digestive 
    (e.g., Esophaghitis, Appendectomy)
    4. Respiratory
   (e.g. Pneumonia, COPD)

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


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)


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

    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)


Top Outpatient Procedures:
Top Inpatient Procedures:

1. Digestive Procedures 
    (Colonoscopy, Hernia Repair)


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


2. Musculoskeletal Procedures
    (Rotator Cuff Repair, Bunionectomy)


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


3. Integumentary Procedures 
    (Lumpectomy, Skin Lesion Removal)


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


4. Female Genital Organ Procedures

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

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


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

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;

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

‡ 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).|

2013 Government Payments to Hospitals

  • On average, Medicare reimburses 85 percent of the cost for treating Medicare patients in Connecticut hospitals.
  • On average, Medicaid reimburses 69 percent of the cost for treating Medicaid patients in Connecticut hospitals.

In 2013, Connecticut hospitals incurred $573 million in Medicare losses, $588 million in Medicaid losses, and spent $218 million on charity care. 

Each year, Connecticut Hospitals:

  • Provide care for approximately 409,000 patients admitted to their facilities, accounting for more than 2 million days of inpatient care.
  • Welcome more than 35,000 babies into the world.
  • Treat more than 1.6 million patients in their emergency departments.
  • Serve nearly 2.6 million persons through community benefit programs and activities.

Community Benefit by the Numbers

In 2013, Connecticut’s hospitals benefitted their communities in many ways.

$1.2 billion Unpaid government-sponsored healthcare

$217.7 million Uncompensated care: Charity care/bad debt to provide services for those who cannot pay

$57.2 million Community services to improve the health of the community

$29.3 million Research and other programs to advance healthcare for patients and the community

$12.4 million Donations to help support community organizations

$7.3 million Community building to create stronger, healthier communities

$3.9 million Subsidized health services* to provide care needed by the community

Total community benefit provided by Connecticut Hospitals in 2013: $1.5 billion

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