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Intensive Care Unit Nurse-to-Patient Ratios

At Boston Medical Center, we are committed to providing exceptional care to all patients. Our nurses work with physicians and staff to ensure that each patient receives high quality, safe care. We are proud to provide, and report to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, critical care nurse to patient ratios that meet and exceed the standards set.

Name of ICU Type of ICU Average Daily Patient Census Average Daily Staff Nurse Census Average Daily Staff Nurse-to-Patient Ratio
5W ICU Adult ICU-medical 7 5 1:1.5
5E MICU Adult ICU-medical 10 7 1:1.5
5E SICU Adult ICU-surgical 7 6 1:1.3
N SICU Adult ICU-surgical 12 9 1:1.3
8N CCU Adult ICU-CCU 9 7 1:1.4
NICU Neonatal ICU 12 7 1:1.7
Pediatric ICU Pediatric ICU 3 3 1:1.3

Name of ICU Type of ICU Average Daily Patient Census Average Daily Staff Nurse Census Average Daily Staff Nurse-to-Patient Ratio
5W ICU Adult ICU-medical 7 5 1:1.4
5E MICU Adult ICU-medical 10 7 1:1.4
5E SICU Adult ICU-surgical 9 7 1:1.4
N SICU Adult ICU-surgical 14 11 1:1.3
8N CCU Adult ICU-CCU 10 7 1:1.4
NICU Neonatal ICU 13 8 1:1.6
PICU Pediatric ICU 3 3 1:1.1

Name of ICU Type of ICU Average Daily Patient Census Average Daily Staff Nurse Census Average Daily Staff Nurse-to-Patient Ratio
5W ICU Adult ICU-medical 7 5 1:1.3
5E MICU Adult ICU-medical 10 7 1:1.4
5E SICU Adult ICU-surgical 9 7 1:1.4
N SICU Adult ICU-surgical 12 9 1:1.3
8N CCU Adult ICU-CCU 10 7 1:1.4
NICU Neonatal ICU 14 8 1:1.8
PICU Pediatric ICU 2 3 1:0.9

Name of ICU Type of ICU Average Daily Patient Census Average Daily Staff Nurse Census Average Daily Staff Nurse-to-Patient Ratio
5W ICU Adult ICU-medical 7 5 1:1.4
5E MICU Adult ICU-medical 11 7 1:1.5
5E SICU Adult ICU-surgical 8 6 1:1.3
N SICU Adult ICU-surgical 13 10 1:1.3
8N CCU Adult ICU-CCU 10 7 1:1.4
NICU Neonatal ICU 16 8 1:1.9
PICU Pediatric ICU 3 2 1:1.1
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