COMMUNITY HOSPITALS BY BED SIZE
Based on statistics published in the 2023 Edition of the American Hospital Association Hospital Statistics, eighty-five percent of the community hospitals in Kansas
have fewer than 100 staffed beds. Comparably, the midwest* region (77 percent) and the nation (57 percent) have a smaller proportion of hospitals within this category.
A majority of hospitals in Kansas and the midwest are located in rural areas, 68 percent and 63 percent respectively. Meanwhile, 35 percent of the hospitals nationally are located in a rural setting.
*West North Central Census Division VI statistics includes data
from Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota
and South Dakota.
Source: American Hospital Association, Hospital Statistics 2023.