What is considered a large hospital??

  1. 0 How many beds? over 900? also what is considered a small hospital? What's average?
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  3. Visit  SiempreBella profile page

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    From 'NY'; Joined Nov '06; Posts: 56; Likes: 3.

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  4. Visit  loriangel14 profile page
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    Very interesting question. I work in a 26 bed hospital. I guess you would consider us small!
  5. Visit  John--RN profile page
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    Quote from loriangel14
    Very interesting question. I work in a 26 bed hospital. I guess you would consider us small!
    Would be considered large for someone coming from a 13 bed hospital.
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  6. Visit  emtb2rn profile page
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    Interesting question. I work the 50 room er of a 355 bed hospital and consider us to be a small to medium size operation.
  7. Visit  sunnycalifRN profile page
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    I tried googling an answer to your question without much luck. I believe that the hospital models are changing due to the economics involved. Back in the day, large hospitals, like Mass General had several thousands of beds but, just as airliner size is "downsizing" due to the changing economy, I think that hospital size is also changing. Interesting question. Maybe someone with hospital admin background will give a definitive answer.
  8. Visit  loriangel14 profile page
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    Quote from john-m
    Would be considered large for someone coming from a 13 bed hospital.


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  9. Visit  Fiona59 profile page
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    We have just under 700 beds and treat over 450,000 patients a year (includes, day surgeries, outpatient clinics, etc).

    We're also a designated treatment hospital for parts of Canada's Far North.

    Large depends on your perspective like loriangel said.

    My hospital (size wise) is probably small compared to some of the major US and European hospitals.

    Or a freaking huge nightmare to those in smaller hospitals.
  10. Visit  PAERRN20 profile page
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    I consider 400 or more beds to be large. I work at a 150-ish bed hospital and I think it is small.
  11. Visit  PostOpPrincess profile page
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    Our "Mother Ship" hospital (where I work) is 700 plus beds.

    Our "smallest" is 200 plus.
  12. Visit  tokmom profile page
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    Quote from JoPACURN
    Our "Mother Ship" hospital (where I work) is 700 plus beds.

    Our "smallest" is 200 plus.
    That is what we call our main hospital in our organization. Ours is the smallest facility at 30 beds. The smallest hospital I have ever worked in.
  13. Visit  PageRespiratory! profile page
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    When I worked in a 1200 bed county hospital, I had a per diem gig at a "small" 400 bed community hospital, this was in metro NY. I now work in northern New England at a 25 bed hospital, the closest major tertiary care center is about 400 beds and considered huge.
  14. Visit  LoveMyBugs profile page
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    I work at a 300 bed, with day surgery and 28 bed ED, and we are considered small to medium. I did a clinical rotation with a 24 bed hospital
  15. Visit  NeoNurseTX profile page
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    ours is >900...pretty large! i think about 100 of them are on my unit.


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