919,649 beds and counting: US hospitals by the numbers

There are 6,129 active hospitals in the U.S., holding a total of 919,649 beds nationwide, according to the American Hospital Association's 2023 annual survey, last updated in May. 

Some numbers to know about hospitals in the U.S.: 

Total number of all hospitals: 6,129 

Number of U.S. community hospitals: 5,157 

Number of nongovernment nonprofit community hospitals: 2,978 

Number of investor-owned (for-profit) community hospitals: 1,235 

Number of state- and local government-owned community hospitals: 944

Number of federal government hospitals: 206 

Number of nonfederal psychiatric hospitals: 659 

Other hospitals: 107 

Staffed beds in all U.S. hospitals: 919,649 

Staffed beds in community hospitals: 787,987

Total admissions in all U.S. hospitals: 34,011,386

Admissions in community hospitals: 31,967,073 

Number of rural community hospitals: 1,800

Number of urban community hospitals: 3,357


Number of community hospitals in a system: 3,514

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