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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.

Reporting Period: 2018 Apr - Jun

Intensive Care Unit Nurse-to-Patient Ratios - Current Reporting Period: 2018 Apr-Jun
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 8.46154 6.11584 1:1.38354
5E MICU Adult ICU-medical 6.68132 5.40923 1:1.23517
5E SICU Adult ICU-surgical 9.31868 7.13687 1:1.30571
N SICU Adult ICU-surgical 13.69231 10.45948 1:1.30908
8N CCU Adult ICU-CCU 9.54945 7.57801 1:1.26015
         
NICU Neonatal ICU 16.04396 8.97927 1:1.78678
Pediatric ICU Pediatric ICU 1.72527 2.29605 1:0.75141

Intensive Care Unit Nurse-to-Patient Ratios - Current Reporting Period: 2018 Jan-Mar
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 7.33333 5.70220 1:1.28605
5E MICU Adult ICU-medical 8.62222 6.09086 1:1.41560
5E SICU Adult ICU-surgical 9.22222 7.12314 1:1.29468
N SICU Adult ICU-surgical 14.22222 10.58102 1:1.34413
8N CCU Adult ICU-CCU 10.06667 7.98206 1:1.26116
         
NICU Neonatal ICU 13.01111 7.76157 1:1.67635
Pediatric ICU Pediatric ICU 2.75556 2.78773 1:0.98846

2017

Intensive Care Unit Nurse-to-Patient Ratios - Current Reporting Period: 2017 Oct-Dec
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 5.48913 4.95969 1:1.10675
5E MICU Adult ICU-medical 10.01087 7.18996 1:1.39234
5E SICU Adult ICU-surgical 8.31522 6.62018 1:1.25604
N SICU Adult ICU-surgical 13.77174 10.12742 1:1.35985
8N CCU Adult ICU-CCU 10.14130 7.85749 1:1.29066
         
NICU Neonatal ICU 14.14130 8.11538 1:1.74253
Pediatric ICU Pediatric ICU 3.60870 2.96116 1:1.21867

Intensive Care Unit Nurse-to-Patient Ratios - Current Reporting Period: 2017 Jul-Sep
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 5.42857 4.75000 1:1.14286
5E MICU Adult ICU-medical 10.37363 7.20925 1:1.43893
5E SICU Adult ICU-surgical 8.42857 6.60897 1:1.27532
N SICU Adult ICU-surgical 12.28571 9.43819 1:1.30170
8N CCU Adult ICU-CCU 9.96703 6.87225 1:1.45033
         
NICU Neonatal ICU 15.23077 9.23077 1:1.65000
Pediatric ICU Pediatric ICU 2.48352 2.61035 1:0.95141

Intensive Care Unit Nurse-to-Patient Ratios - Current Reporting Period: 2017 Apr-Jun
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 6.12088 4.82189 1:1.26940
5E MICU Adult ICU-medical 10.89011 7.33242 1:1.48520
5E SICU Adult ICU-surgical 8.49451 6.66621 1:1.27426
N SICU Adult ICU-surgical 12.83516 9.51007 1:1.34964
8N CCU Adult ICU-CCU 10.12088 7.20055 1:1.40557
         
NICU Neonatal ICU 14.37363 9.32784 1:1.54094
Pediatric ICU Pediatric ICU 2.29670 2.47665 1:0.92734

Intensive Care Unit Nurse-to-Patient Ratios - Reporting Period: 2017 Jan-Mar
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 7.38462 4.99762 1:1.47763
5E MICU Adult ICU-medical 9.63736 7.03571 1:1.36978
5E SICU Adult ICU-surgical 7.70330 5.94048 1:1.29675
N SICU Adult ICU-surgical 13.80220 9.96190 1:1.38550
8N CCU Adult ICU-CCU 10.70330 7.25476 1:1.47535
         
NICU Neonatal ICU 14.40000 8.69524 1:1.65608
Pediatric ICU Pediatric ICU 2.50000 2.53333 1:0.98684

2016

Intensive Care Unit Nurse-to-Patient Ratios - Reporting Period: 2016 Oct-Dec
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 7.20000 5.10502 1:1.41038
5E MICU Adult ICU-medical 10.50000 7.11616 1:1.47551
5E SICU Adult ICU-surgical 8.20000 6.31836 1:1.29781
N SICU Adult ICU-surgical 12.90000 9.74703 1:1.32348
8N CCU Adult ICU-CCU 9.80000 6.88585 1:1.42321
         
NICU Neonatal ICU 15.90000 8.30101 1:1.91543
PICU Pediatric ICU 2.59783 2.44565 1:1.06222

Intensive Care Unit Nurse-to-Patient Ratios - Reporting Period: 2016 Jul-Sep
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 6.71429 5.29579 1:1.26785
5E MICU Adult ICU-medical 10.21978 7.22115 1:1.41526
5E SICU Adult ICU-surgical 9.10989 6.55678 1:1.38939
N SICU Adult ICU-surgical 12.12088 9.30266 1:1.30295
8N CCU Adult ICU-CCU 9.90110 7.15842 1:1.38314
         
NICU Neonatal ICU 13.59341 7.72161 1:1.76044
PICU Pediatric ICU 2.23077 2.50137 1:0.89182

Intensive Care Unit Nurse-to-Patient Ratios - Reporting Period: 2016 Apr-Jun
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 6.70330 4.89698 1:1.36886
5E MICU Adult ICU-medical 10.38462 7.22802 1:1.43672
5E SICU Adult ICU-surgical 8.89011 6.50412 1:1.36684
N SICU Adult ICU-surgical 13.93407 10.77885 1:1.29272
8N CCU Adult ICU-CCU 9.85714 7.27885 1:1.35422
         
NICU Neonatal ICU 13.25275 8.18407 1:1.61934
PICU Pediatric ICU 2.94505 2.60302 1:1.13140

Intensive Care Unit Nurse-to-Patient Ratios - Reporting Period: 2016 Jan-Mar
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 7.13187 4.83379 1:1.47542
5E MICU Adult ICU-medical 10.18681 6.65339 1:1.53107
5E SICU Adult ICU-surgical 7.40659 5.70330 1:1.29865
N SICU Adult ICU-surgical 12.12088 9.43498 1:1.28467
8N CCU Adult ICU-CCU 9.49451 6.90430 1:1.37516
         
NICU Neonatal ICU 12.02198 7.13736 1:1.68437
Pediatric ICU Pediatric ICU 3.27473 2.52015 1:1.29942