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Hospitals 2005: Washington Area Hospitals by the Numbers
Information for this chart was provided by the hospitals themselves and represents each hospital's most recently available data.
Comments () | Published November 1, 2005
Total admissions Beds in service Number of physicians Nurse-to-patient ratio in ICU Nurse-to-patient ratio in medical/surgical units 24/7 intensivist coverage in ICU?
Anne Arundel Medical Center 22,129 260 650 1:1 to 1:2 1:4 to 1:6 Yes
Baltimore Washington Medical Center 18,101 278 575 1:2 1:4 to 1:5 Yes
Doctors Community Hospital 11,500 186 635 1:2 1:4 Yes
Frederick Memorial Hospital 17,500 253 350 1:1 to 1:2 1:6 to 1:8 No
George Washington U. 15,500 384 817 1:2 1:4 to 1:5 Yes
Georgetown University Hospital 16,061 367 1,100 2:1 to 1:2 1:4 to 1:5 Yes
Greater Southeast 8,566 120 257 1:1 to 1:2 1:6 to 1:7 Yes
Holy Cross Hospital 24,654 431 1,350 1:2 1:6 to 1:8 Yes
Howard County General 14,105 186 710 1:2 1:6 Yes
Howard University Hospital 13,551 318 420 1:2 1:5 to 1:7 Yes
Inova Alexandria Hospital 17,364 339 685 1:1H 1:5 Yes
Inova Fair Oaks Hospital 13,016 160 566 1:1H 1:5 No
Inova Fairfax Hospital 51,710 833 2,289 1:1H 1:5 Yes
Inova Loudoun Hospital Center 10,338 155 462 1:2 1:5 No
Inova Mount Vernon Hospital 9,123 232 304 1:1H 1:5 No
Johns Hopkins 42,358 850 5,297 1:1H 1:5 Yes
Laurel Regional Hospital 7,274 143 400 1:2 1:6 to 1:7 Yes
Mary Washington Hospital 24,261 412 369 1:1 to 1:2 1:5 Yes
Montgomery General 9,819 171 461 1:3 1:6 No
Potomac Hospital 10,399 153 320 1:2 1:4 to 1:7 No
Prince George's Hospital 18,462 400 608 1:1 1:6 to 1:8 Yes
Prince William Hospital 12,351 170 421 1:1 to 1:2 1:5 to 1:6 No
Providence Hospital 15,157 293 520 1:1 to 1:2 1:5 to 1:6 Yes
Reston Hospital Center 10,504 187 720 1:2 1:4 to 1:7 No
Shady Grove Adventist 23,877 269 1,050 1:1 to 1:2 did Not provide info Yes
Sibley Memorial 13,096 266 813 1:2 1:5 to 1:6 No
Southern Maryland Hospital Center 17,033 264 500 1:1 to 1:2 1:5 to 1:6 Yes
Suburban Hospital 13,675 230 900 1:2 1:5 to 1:6 Yes
Univ. of Md. Medical Center 32,601 665 1,068 1:2 1:4 Yes
Virginia Hospital Center 14,750 328 720 1:2 1:5 Yes
Washington Adventist 17,410 292 777 1:1 to 1:2 did Not provide info Yes
Washington Hospital Center 46,805 717 1,600 1:1 1:5 Yes

Information for this chart was provided by the hospitals themselves and represents each hospital's most recently available data. For total admissions, some hospitals included newborns. The number of physicians reported is often an estimate and includes doctors with privileges as well as residents and fellows at teaching hospitals. Nurse-to-patient ratios varydepending on time of day and volume and acuity of patients. As a general rule, there are more patients per nurse at night than in daytime hours. In some hospitals, full-time intensivists may be either in the hospital or on call. Northern Virginia Community Hospital is undergoing change--converting to a surgical center--and did not provide information.

The most frequently performed inpatient procedure at hospitals is arteriography/angiocardiography, according to the 2003 National Hospital Discharge Survey. In all, 2 million were performed last year. Cardiac catheterization was second (1.3 million); repair of current obstetric laceration was third (1.2 million); cesarean section was fourth (1.1 million); and small-intestine endoscopy was fifth (1 million).

Some hospitals are offering luxury suites for patients, reminiscent of skyboxes at sports stadiums. Washington Hospital Center, Johns Hopkins, GW, and others have plush accommodations that cost $150 a day or more above the regular room charge. (Suburban Hospital onceoffered luxury rooms but has discontinued them.) The VIP rooms offer amenities you'd find at a four-starhotel, including elegant decor and gourmet meals. Concerns have been raised that VIP patients receive higher-quality medical care, but hospitals deny this happens and defend luxury suites as a way to increase revenues to offset the costs of treating indigentpatients.


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