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.

2021

Reporting Period: 2021 Jul-Sep.

Intensive Care Unit Nurse-to-Patient Ratios - Current Reporting Period: 2021 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 8.18478 5.99638 1:1.36495
5E MICU Adult ICU-medical 13.56522 10.80344 1:1.25564
SICU Adult ICU-surgical 22.98913 18.13304 1:1.26780
         
CCU Adult ICU-CCU 6.29348 4.78635 1:1.31488
         
NICU Neonatal ICU 16.15217 8.69350 1:1.85796
Pediatric ICU Pediatric ICU 2.66304 2.18773 1:1.21727

 

Reporting Period: 2021 Apr.-Jun.

Intensive Care Unit Nurse-to-Patient Ratios - Current Reporting Period: 2021 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 8.40659 6.31010 1:1.33224
5E MICU Adult ICU-medical 14.25275 11.43418 1:1.24650
SICU Adult ICU-surgical 23.75824 19.98970 1:1.18852
         
CCU Adult ICU-CCU 6.27473 4.84627 1:1.29475
         
NICU Neonatal ICU 13.06593 7.75458 1:1.68493
Pediatric ICU Pediatric ICU 1.81319 2.07212 1:0.87504

 

Reporting Period: 2021 Jan.-Mar.

Intensive Care Unit Nurse-to-Patient Ratios - Current Reporting Period: 2021 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 8.20000 7.32188 1:1.11993
5E MICU Adult ICU-medical 14.36667 12.70926 1:1.13041
SICU Adult ICU-surgical 24.07778 19.62135 1:1.22712
         
CCU Adult ICU-CCU 6.10000 5.07581 1:1.20178
         
NICU Neonatal ICU 10.03333 6.93912 1:1.44591
Pediatric ICU Pediatric ICU 1.45556 2.15451 1:0.67558

2020

Reporting Period: 2020 Oct.-Dec.

Intensive Care Unit Nurse-to-Patient Ratios - Current Reporting Period: 2020 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 8.61957 6.33605 1:1.36040
5E MICU Adult ICU-medical 14.78261 13.10417 1:1.12808
SICU Adult ICU-surgical 23.25000 18.57756 1:1.25151
         
CCU Adult ICU-CCU 6.39130 5.15048 1:1.24092
         
NICU Neonatal ICU 8.69565 6.67788 1:1.30216
Pediatric ICU Pediatric ICU 1.66304 2.20642 1:0.75373

Reporting Period: 2020 Jul.-Sep.

Intensive Care Unit Nurse-to-Patient Ratios - Current Reporting Period: 2020 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 6.60870 5.83616 1:1.13237
5E MICU Adult ICU-medical 11.586956 10.00057 1:1.15863
SICU Adult ICU-surgical 23.70652 18.78272 1:1.26215
         
CCU Adult ICU-CCU 5.04348 4.46773 1:1.12887
         
NICU Neonatal ICU 13.82609 7.90987 1:1.74795
Pediatric ICU Pediatric ICU 1.52174 2.09296 1:0.72708

Reporting Period: 2020 Apr.-Jun.

Intensive Care Unit Nurse-to-Patient Ratios - Current Reporting Period: 2020 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 8.31868 7.68964 1:1.08180
5E MICU Adult ICU-medical 13.31868 12.86413 1:1.03534
SICU Adult ICU-surgical 22.48352 20.46361 1:1.09871
         
CCU Adult ICU-CCU 5.78022 5.59486 1:1.03313
         
NICU Neonatal ICU 14.87912 9.36229 1:1.58926
Pediatric ICU Pediatric ICU 0.09890 0.53079 1:0.18633

Reporting Period: 2020 Jan.-Mar.

Intensive Care Unit Nurse-to-Patient Ratios - Current Reporting Period: 2020 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 8.07692 6.22573 1:1.29735
5E MICU Adult ICU-medical 13.70330 11.43063 1:1.19882
SICU Adult ICU-surgical 23.58242 18.12260 1:1.30127
         
CCU Adult ICU-CCU 6.04396 5.03926 1:1.19937
         
NICU Neonatal ICU 14.09890 8.24828 1:1.70931
Pediatric ICU Pediatric ICU 2.54945 2.61298 1:0.97569

2019

Reporting Period: 2019 Oct.-Dec.

Intensive Care Unit Nurse-to-Patient Ratios - Current Reporting Period: 2019 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 8.26087 5.89006 1:1.40251
5E MICU Adult ICU-medical 13.88043 10.65296 1:1.30296
SICU Adult ICU-surgical 24.90217 19.13202 1:1.30160
         
CCU Adult ICU-CCU 5.83696 4.61768 1:1.26405
         
NICU Neonatal ICU 14.11957 8.45882 1:1.66921
Pediatric ICU Pediatric ICU 2.48913 2.51242 1:0.99073

Reporting Period: 2019 Jul.-Sep.

Intensive Care Unit Nurse-to-Patient Ratios - Current Reporting Period: 2019 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 8.01087 5.91497 1:1.35434
5E MICU Adult ICU-medical 13.90217 10.73607 1:1.29490
SICU Adult ICU-surgical 25.26087 19.23385 1:1.31336
         
CCU Adult ICU-CCU 5.82609 4.92637 1:1.18263
         
NICU Neonatal ICU 15.30435 8.71388 1:1.75632
Pediatric ICU Pediatric ICU 1.44565 2.13598 1:0.67681

Reporting Period: 2019 Apr.-Jun.

Intensive Care Unit Nurse-to-Patient Ratios - Current Reporting Period: 2019 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 8.38462 6.11126 1:1.37199
5E MICU Adult ICU-medical 14.38462 11.37821 1:1.26423
5E SICU Adult ICU-surgical 24.02198 19.02049 1:1.26295
         
CCU Adult ICU-CCU 5.97802 5.07990 1:1.17680
         
NICU Neonatal ICU 15.70330 8.65980 1:1.81336
Pediatric ICU Pediatric ICU 2.09890 2.37637 1:0.88324

Reporting Period: 2019 Jan.-Mar.

Intensive Care Unit Nurse-to-Patient Ratios - Current Reporting Period: 2019 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 8.72222 6.16771 1:1.41418
5E MICU Adult ICU-medical 14.64444 11.80880 1:1.24013
5E SICU Adult ICU-surgical 24.42222 19.35741 1:1.26165
         
CCU Adult ICU-CCU 6.58889 5.32407 1:1.23757
         
NICU Neonatal ICU 16.12222 9.31087 1:1.73155
Pediatric ICU Pediatric ICU 2.61111 2.44444 1:1.06818

2018

Reporting Period: 2018 Oct.-Dec.

Intensive Care Unit Nurse-to-Patient Ratios - Current Reporting Period: 2018 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 8.51087 6.15376 1:1.38304
5E MICU Adult ICU-medical 13.36957 9.90323 1:1.35002
5E SICU Adult ICU-surgical 21.28261 16.21656 1:1.31240
N SICU Adult ICU-surgical 0.93478 2.74192 1:0.34092
8N CCU Adult ICU-CCU 5.70652 5.54755 1:1.02866
         
NICU Neonatal ICU 15.36957 9.14798 1:1.68010
Pediatric ICU Pediatric ICU 2.41304 2.52106 1:0.95715

Reporting Period: 2018 Jul.-Sep.

Intensive Care Unit Nurse-to-Patient Ratios - Current Reporting Period: 2018 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 7.53261 5.59409 1:1.34653
5E MICU Adult ICU-medical 7.92391 6.03974 1:1.31196
5E SICU Adult ICU-surgical 10.67391 8.22656 1:1.29749
N SICU Adult ICU-surgical 13.46739 10.66172 1:1.26315
8N CCU Adult ICU-CCU 9.89130 7.81873 1:1.26508
         
NICU Neonatal ICU 14.54348 8.71773 1:1.66826
Pediatric ICU Pediatric ICU 1.91304 2.36005 1:0.81059

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

Reporting Period: 2018 Jan.-Mar.

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

Reporting Period: 2017 Oct.-Dec.

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

Reporting Period: 2017 Jul.-Sep.

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

Reporting Period: 2017 Apr.-Jun.

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

Reporting Period: 2017 Jan.-Mar.

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

Reporting Period: 2016 Oct.-Dec.

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

Reporting Period: 2016 Jul.-Sep.

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

Reporting Period: 2016 Apr.-Jun.

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

Reporting Period: 2016 Jan.-Mar.

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