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Critical Care Services

ICU Nurse-to-Patient Ratio

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) requires all Massachusetts hospitals with an intensive care unit (ICU) to report their quarterly ICU registered nurse-to-patient ratios.

Lowell General Hospital's ICU ratios are as follows:

3rd Quarter (7/1/2017-9/30/2017)

Name of ICUType of ICUAverage Daily Patient CensusAverage Daily Staff Nurse CensusAverage Daily Staff Nurse-to-Patient Ratio
Main Campus ICU mixed 8.848 5.250 1:1.685
Saints Campus ICU mixed 3.304 2.125 1:1.555

2nd Quarter (4/1/2017-6/30/2017)

Name of ICUType of ICUAverage Daily Patient CensusAverage Daily Staff Nurse CensusAverage Daily Staff Nurse-to-Patient Ratio
Main Campus ICU mixed 9 5 1:1.744
Saints Campus ICU mixed 4 2 1:1.672

1st Quarter (1/1/2017-3/31/2017)

Name of ICUType of ICUAverage Daily Patient CensusAverage Daily Staff Nurse CensusAverage Daily Staff Nurse-to-Patient Ratio
Main Campus ICU mixed 10.089 5.500 1:1.834
Saints Campus ICU mixed 4.722 2.542 1:1.858

4th Quarter (10/1/2016-12/31/2016)

Name of ICUType of ICUAverage Daily Patient CensusAverage Daily Staff Nurse CensusAverage Daily Staff Nurse-to-Patient Ratio
Main Campus ICU mixed 9.598 5.324 1:1.803
Saints Campus ICU mixed 4.924 2.664 1:1.848

3rd Quarter (7/1/2016-9/30/2016)

Name of ICUType of ICUAverage Daily Patient CensusAverage Daily Staff Nurse CensusAverage Daily Staff Nurse-to-Patient Ratio
Main Campus ICU mixed 9.315 5.111 1:1.8.227
Saints Campus ICU mixed 4.522 2.471 1:1.8.299

2nd Quarter (4/1/2016- 6/30/2016)

Name of ICUType of ICUAverage Daily Patient CensusAverage Daily Staff Nurse CensusAverage Daily Staff Nurse-to-Patient Ratio
Main Campus ICU mixed 9.582 5.375 1:1.768
Saints Campus ICU mixed 4.396 2.542 1:1.729

1st Quarter (1/1/2016- 3/31/2016)

Name of ICUType of ICUAverage Daily Patient CensusAverage Daily Staff Nurse CensusAverage Daily Staff Nurse-to-Patient Ratio
Main Campus ICU mixed 10.1098 6.417 1:1.558
Saints Campus ICU mixed 4.824 3.208 1:1.559

 

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