Hospital sees fewer patients stay the night

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August 28, 2019 - 10:21 AM

Although Allen County Regional Hospital continues to keep fewer inpatients overnight it is mostly able to offset those losses in other areas, hospital trustees heard Tuesday night from Larry Peterson, chief financial officer and interim CEO.

The hospital saw a 30 percent decrease in in-patient days, Peterson said. The average number of patients in July was 5.8, out of a total 25 beds available.

Nationwide, in-patient stays in hospitals have remained relatively flat, according to the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) 2019 Hospital Statistics. Emergency room and outpatient surgeries were largely flat and outpatient visits grew by 1.2%, according to a review of the report.

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