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
Acute Care Inpatient Beds:
Top Reasons for Inpatient Admissions:
Discharges 335,753 1. Circulatory 
  (e.g., heart failure, syncope)
Patient Days 1,871,696

2. Infectious and parasitic diseases (e.g., bacterial infections, viral infections)

Average Length of Stay 5.6 days 3. Obstetrics    
(e.g., deliveries, complications of pregnancy)
    4. Mental Illness 33,302

5. Digestive (e.g., esophaghitis, appendectomy)

Discharges: 34,936    
Patient Days: 113,547    

Average Length of Stay:

3.3 days    
Emergency Departments (ED):
Top Reasons for ED Visits:
ED visits (ED non-admissions + ED admissions) 1,068,174

1. Musculoskeletal (e.g., sprains, strains, minor back)


2. Symptoms, signs and ill-defined conditions and factors influencing health status (e.g., abdominal pain, vomiting)


3. Circulatory (e.g., heart failure, syncope)

    4. Diseases of the respiratory system (e.g., infections, asthma, COPD) 102,345

5. Infectious and parasitic diseases

Top 5 Outpatient Procedures:
Top 5 Inpatient Procedures:

1. Digestive procedures 
    (e.g., colonoscopy, gastrointestinal endoscopy, cholecystectomy, appendectomy, biopsy)


1. Diagnostic and therapeutic procedures (e.g., ventilation, vaccinations, blood transfusions)


2. Genitourinary procedures (e.g., female organs, inguinal, hernia, urinary)


2. Cardiovascular procedures (e.g., coronary angioplasty, bypass graft)


3. Integumentary Procedures
    (e.g., skin lesion removal, wound debridement)


3. Digestive procedures
(e.g., endoscopy, appendectomy)


4. Cardiovascular, hemic, and lymphatic procedures

37,532 4. Musculoskeletal procedures (e.g., knee arthroplasty, hip replacement) 27,143

5. Musculoskeletal (breast biopsy, lumpectomy, therapeutic procedures)

26,805 5. Obstetrical procedures (e.g., C-section, ectopic pregnancy removal, episiotomy) 26,809

Data supplied by ChimeData: Based on Fiscal Year 2021 data


* Information provided from the Connecticut Office of Health Strategy, Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Report on the Financial Status of Connecticut's Short Term Acute Care Hospitals:

** Information provided from the Connecticut Department of Public Health, 2020 Active License List:


Service Statistics and Community Impact


2021 Government Payments to Hospitals

  • On average, Medicare reimburses 80 percent of the cost for treating Medicare patients in Connecticut hospitals.
  • On average, Medicaid reimburses 68 percent of the cost for treating Medicaid patients in Connecticut hospitals.

Each year, Connecticut Hospitals:

  • Provide care for more than 330,000 patients admitted to their facilities, accounting for nearly 1.9 million days of inpatient care.
  • Welcome more than 35,000 babies into the world.
  • Treat more than 1.4 million patients in their emergency departments.
  • Serve 2.1 million persons through community benefit programs and activities.
Community Benefit by the Numbers

In 2021, Connecticut’s hospitals benefitted their communities in many ways.

$993 million: Unpaid government-sponsored healthcare (Medicaid)*

$1.12 billion: Unpaid government-sponsored healthcare (Medicare)*

$243.8 million: Uncompensated care: Charity care/bad debt to provide services for those who cannot pay

$31.5  million: Community health improvement services and operations

$7.6 million: Research and other programs to advance healthcare for patients and the community

$23.9 million: Donations to help support community organizations

$8.2 million: Community building to create stronger, healthier communities

$6 million: Subsidized health services to provide care needed by the community

$233.7 million: Health professions education

Total community benefit provided by Connecticut Hospitals in 2021: $2.7 billion

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