Reported Data on the Nurse-to-Patient Ratio in the ICU

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

2018

2nd quarter (4/1/2018 – 6/30/2018)

MelroseWakefield Hospital (mixed ICU)

  • average daily patient census: 5
  • average daily staff nurse census: 3
  • average daily staff nurse-to-patient ratio: 1 : 1.7

1st quarter (1/1/2018 – 3/31/2018)

MelroseWakefield Hospital (mixed ICU)

  • average daily patient census: 8
  • average daily staff nurse census: 5
  • average daily staff nurse-to-patient ratio: 1 : 1.6

2017

4th quarter (10/1/2017 – 12/31/2017)

MelroseWakefield Hospital (mixed ICU)

  • average daily patient census: 6
  • average daily staff nurse census: 4
  • average daily staff nurse-to-patient ratio: 1 : 1.6

Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford (mixed ICU)*

  • average daily patient census: 4
  • average daily staff nurse census: 2
  • average daily staff nurse-to-patient ratio: 1 : 1.5

*closed in November 2017

3rd quarter (7/1/2017 – 9/30/2017)

MelroseWakefield Hospital (mixed ICU)

  • average daily patient census: 4
  • average daily staff nurse census: 3
  • average daily staff nurse-to-patient ratio: 1 : 1.5

Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford (mixed ICU)

  • average daily patient census: 3
  • average daily staff nurse census: 3
  • average daily staff nurse-to-patient ratio: 1 : 1.1

2nd quarter (4/1/2017 – 6/30/2017)

MelroseWakefield Hospital (mixed ICU)

  • average daily patient census: 4
  • average daily staff nurse census: 3
  • average daily staff nurse-to-patient ratio: 1 : 1.4

Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford (mixed ICU)

  • average daily patient census: 3
  • average daily staff nurse census: 3
  • average daily staff nurse-to-patient ratio: 1 : 1.1

1st quarter (1/1/2017 – 3/31/2017)

MelroseWakefield Hospital (mixed ICU)

  • average daily patient census: 5
  • average daily staff nurse census: 3
  • average daily staff nurse-to-patient ratio: 1 : 1.5

Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford (mixed ICU)

  • average daily patient census: 3
  • average daily staff nurse census: 3
  • average daily staff nurse-to-patient ratio: 1 : 1.12

2016

4th quarter (10/1/2016 – 12/31/2016)

MelroseWakefield Hospital (mixed ICU)

  • average daily patient census: 3.7
  • average daily staff nurse census: 3.39
  • average daily staff nurse-to-patient ratio: 1 : 1.09

Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford (mixed ICU)

  • average daily patient census: 3.08
  • average daily staff nurse census: 3.11
  • average daily staff nurse-to-patient ratio: 1 : 0.99

3rd quarter (7/1/2016 – 9/30/2016)

MelroseWakefield Hospital (mixed ICU)

  • average daily patient census: 3.74
  • average daily staff nurse census: 2.46
  • average daily staff nurse-to-patient ratio: 1 : 1.519

Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford (mixed ICU)

  • average daily patient census: 3.05
  • average daily staff nurse census: 2.56
  • average daily staff nurse-to-patient ratio: 1 : 1.192

2nd quarter (4/1/2016 – 6/30/2016)

MelroseWakefield Hospital (mixed ICU)

  • average daily patient census: 3.73
  • average daily staff nurse census: 2.42
  • average daily staff nurse-to-patient ratio: 1 : 1.54

Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford (mixed ICU)

  • average daily patient census: 3.75
  • average daily staff nurse census: 2.8
  • average daily staff nurse-to-patient ratio: 1 : 1.34

1st quarter (1/1/2016 – 3/31/2016)

MelroseWakefield Hospital (mixed ICU)

  • average daily patient census: 4.48
  • average daily staff nurse census: 2.95
  • average daily staff nurse-to-patient ratio: 1 : 1.51

Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford (mixed ICU)

  • average daily patient census: 3.75
  • average daily staff nurse census: 2.83
  • average daily staff nurse-to-patient ratio: 1 : 1.35