FM’s Hospital Power Players feature, like those for K-12 Power Players, Senior Dining Power Players and College Power Players, is designed to provide FM readers a glimpse into how some of the largest entities in the respective segments operate their dining programs and what if any changes and enhancements they have made recently. In this installment, we focus on how the 25 listed institutions’ in-house dining services are operating as the country emerges from the initial COVID crisis and potentially faces a second go-round with the Delta Variant strain.
The 2021 Hospital Power Players lists hospitals with the largest Staffed Beds numbers as reported by the American Hospital Directory (AHD) in mid-July 2021. In many cases, the number covers several facilities, and these are noted in each entry.
According to the AHD website, AHD draws the Staffed Beds number from each hospital’s latest Medicare cost report (W/S S-3, Part I, col.1) and defines it as " the number of beds available for use by patients at the end of the cost reporting period. A bed means an adult bed, pediatric bed, birthing room, or newborn bed maintained in a patient care area for lodging patients in acute, long term, or domiciliary areas of the hospital.”
It does not include beds in labor or birthing rooms, post-anesthesia, postoperative recovery rooms, outpatient areas, emergency rooms, ancillary departments, nurses' and other staff residences, and other such areas which are regularly maintained and utilized for only a portion of the stay of patients, it adds.
All information in the following profiles, with the exception of the Staffed Beds number and what facilities it includes, come from the individual hospitals or from FM research in cases where the hospital declined to provide the requested information.