Where are for-profit hospitals located in the U.S.?

The map below shows where for-profit hospitals are concentrated in the United States. Counties are shaded darker as a higher proportion of hospital beds in the county are located within for-profit hospitals. For-profit hospitals may serve as anchor institutions within their communities, and this map shows where these anchor activities would likely have the most impact.

Trends of For-Profit Hospitals Nationally

FTEs Per Bed

Anchor organizations are large employers in their communities. Compared to other hospital types, for-profit hospitals employe fewer full time employees per hospital bed.

County Characteristics by Hospital Ownership Status

Looking at communities where hospitals are located in the United States, for-profit hospitals are more likely than other hospital types to be located in areas with significant economic and health needs. For this reason, for-profit hospitals may have considerable impact on health equity through their anchor activities.