Fun Fact: Biggest Hospitals and PPE Use

June 1, 2011

Research and Markets' latest report, "The 30 Biggest Acute Hospitals In the North East United States" offers some interesting glimpses into healthcare operations:

- There are 5,815 registered hospitals in the United States with a total of 951,045 staffed beds.

- With 2,242 beds, New York-Presbyterian Hospital is the biggest hospital in the United States.

- The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania uses 3,000 surgical masks every day and purchased 450,000 pairs of sterile gloves in 2009.

- New York's Bellevue Hospital Center's Critical Care Services Unit is one of the biggest in the nation, measuring 56,000 square feet.

- Massachusetts General Hospital conducts the largest hospital-based research program in the United States, with an annual research budget of more than $400 million.

- The 30 hospitals in this report have an average bed capacity of 815.