Of the 616 reporting hospitals in Texas in 2017, 528 were considered community hospitals.
(A community hospital is defined as either a nonfederal, short-term general hospital or a special hospital whose facilities and services are available to the public. A hospital may include a nursing home-type unit and still be classified as short-term, provided that the majority of its patients are admitted to units where the average length-of-stay is less than 30 days.)
- These 528 hospitals employed 371,350 full-time equivalent people (FTEs) with a payroll, including benefits, of more than $31.7 billion.
- These hospitals contained some 66,844 beds.
- The average length-of-stay was 5.3 days in 2017, compared to 6.8 days in 1975. This was less than the U.S. average of 5.5 days.
- The average cost per adjusted admission in Texas was $12,357 or $2,522 per day. This was 5.8 percent less than the U.S. average of $13,126.
- There were 2.7 million admissions in Texas, which accounted for 14.5 million inpatient days.
- There were 45.1 million outpatient visits in 2017, of which 11.9 million were emergency room visits.
- Of the FTEs working in community hospitals within Texas, there were 122,050 registered nurses and 7,700 licensed vocational nurses.
Source: The Texas Hospital Association