Monday, May 31, 2021

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Our Trusted Link for May 2021

 

New York-Presbyterian Hospital
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City is ranked No. 4 on the Best Hospitals Honor Roll at US News, No. 1 in its metro area, and is nationally ranked in 15 adult and 8 pediatric specialties. Medical schools at Columbia U. and Cornell U. teach and provide staff for many of its 7 locations. With 20,000 employees, it's one of the world's largest hospitals. 

The New York Hospital was chartered in 1771 by King George III of England. The Presbyterian Hospital was founded in 1868, and they merged in 1998. Its two primary locations are the Columbia U. Irving Medical Center on W. 168th St., and the Weill Cornell Medical Center on E. 68th St. in Manhattan. 

Notable Achievements

  • New York Hospital treated more than 3,000 American soldiers during the American Revolution. 
  • First U.S. demonstration of the "Lister method" of antiseptic surgery at the Presbyterian Hospital in 1876. 
  • First human spinal fusion operation to treat scoliosis 1911. 
  • In 1928, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center becomes the first place to combine teaching, research and patient care. 
  • Treatment for bacterial meningitis developed by Dr. Hattie Alexander in 1939. 
  • Long-term plasma storage invented by Dr. Charles Drew, "Father of the Blood Bank" in 1940. 
  • Invention of the "Pap" smear to detect cervical cancer. 
  • Ether analgesia developed in 1954. 
  • Vaccine for Rh disease, in 1968, saves 10,000 babies/year.
  • 1st successful heart transplant for a child.
  • Pioneering work in telemedicine
  • Dalio Center for Health Justice

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Physical Therapy Assistant Pay in the Great Plains Region

Recently published May 2020 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that there were nearly 93,000 physical therapy (PT) assistants employed in the USA.  Approximately 7,000 of those employed as physical therapy assistants lived in the seven-state Great Plains region of the country. BLS data shows the Great Plains to be the weakest region in the country for physical therapy assistant pay, with annual mean wage levels in all states in the region falling below the national average for PT assistants.  In fact, three states in the region were in the bottom ten nationally for PT assistant annual mean wages.  BLS data from May 2020 tells us the following about physical therapy assistant pay in the Great Plains region of the U.S.:

Physical Therapy Assistant Pay in the Great Plains Region
Physical Therapy Assistant Pay in the Great Plains Region

State # Employed Annual Mean Wages Wage Rank*
IA 1,100 $53,700 40th
KS 1,180 $59,370 17th
MN 1,470 $57,920 23rd
MO 2,380 $52,320 42nd
NE 520 $54,200 38th
ND 150 $47,740 47th
SD 270 $42,810 50th
U.S. 92,740 $59,440 -------

(*) annual mean wage ranking among the 50 states and the District of Columbia

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics OES. Data extracted on May 29, 2021

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Medicare Rehabilitation Hospital Beds in the Southwest

Rehabilitation hospitals comprise part of the hospital network that serves the needs of over 61 million Americans with Medicare Part A insurance coverage.  Over 6,000 hospitals of various types, with more than 932,500 beds in aggregate, were participating in the Medicare program as of calendar year 2019.  Rehabilitation hospitals made up about 5% of those hospitals and accounted for just over 2% of those hospital beds.

In calendar year 2019, the four-state Southwest region of the U.S. was home to 84 rehabilitation hospitals, with about 4,600 beds, who were participating in the Medicare program.  As such, the Southwest region was home to about 11% of the nation's Medicare Part A enrollees and 24% of the program's rehabilitation hospital beds.  Here is a state-level summary look at Medicare rehabilitation hospital beds in the Southwest region of the U.S.:

Medicare Rehabilitation Hospital Beds in the Southwest

Medicare Rehabilitation Hospital Beds in the Southwest


Area # Part A Enrollees # Hospitals # Beds
AZ 1,315,576 11 610
NM 416,900 5 240
OK 738,438 4 182
TX 4,148,110 64 3,534
Region 6,619,024 84 4,566
National* 61,166,694 306 19,059
% of National 10.8% 27.5% 24.0%

* National totals include U.S. territories

Data Source:  CMS Program Statistics, Table: MDCR PROVIDERS 4. Medicare Providers:  Number of Medicare Certified Hospitals and Skilled Nursing Facilities, and Number of Beds, by State, Territories, Possessions and Other, Calendar Year 2019

Friday, May 28, 2021

Dental Assistant Pay in the Mid-East Region

Newly released May 2020 employment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicated that there were more than 312,000 dental assistants employed in the United States.  Roughly 38,000 of those employed as dental assistants lived in the Mid-East region of the country.  BLS data reveals the Mid-East region to be a modestly good one for dental assistant pay, with four states in the region registering annual mean wage levels topping the national average for dental assistants.  A closer look at May 2020 BLS data reveals the following about dental assistant pay in the Mid-East region of the U.S.:

Dental Assistant Pay in the Mid-East Region

Dental Assistant Pay in the Mid-East Region

State # Employed Annual Mean Wages Wage Rank*
DC 480 $42,910 21st
DE 670 $39,890 34th
MD 4,850 $45,280 12th
NJ 8,020 $45,370 10th
NY 14,420 $43,150 19th
PA 9,580 $41,410 24th
U.S. 312,140 $42,310 -------

(*) annual mean wage ranking among the 50 states and the District of Columbia

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics OES. Data extracted on May 26, 2021

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Radiologic Tech Pay in New England

Recently released data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicates that, as of May 2020, there were nearly 207,000 radiologic technologists and technicians employed in the United States.  About 10,500 of those radiologic technologist and technician jobs were in the six-state New England region.  BLS data reveals the region to be a relatively good one for radiologic tech pay with three states in the region ranking in the top 10 nationally for annual mean wages.  A closer look at May 2020 data from the BLS reveals the following about radiologic tech pay in New England:

Radiologic Tech Pay in New England

Radiologic Tech Pay in New England

State # Employed Annual Mean Wages Wage Rank*
CT 2,090 $72,470 10th
MA 5,220 $78,830 5th
ME 1,080 $61,290 25th
NH 930 $67,620 16th
RI 760 $74,670 8th
VT 440 $64,460 17th
U.S. 206,720 $64,840 -------

(*) annual mean wage ranking among the 50 states and the District of Columbia

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics OES. Data extracted on May 26, 2021

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Medicare Psychiatric Hospital Beds in the Far West

Psychiatric hospitals are key elements of the hospital infrastructure that serves over 60 million Americans with Medicare Part A insurance coverage.  In calendar year 2019, over 6,000 hospitals of all types, with over 932,500 beds in total, were participating in the Medicare program.  Roughly 10% of those hospitals were psychiatric hospitals and they accounted for about 6.4% of total hospital beds.  

The six-state Far West region of the U.S. was home to 63 psychiatric hospitals, with over 5,000 beds, who were participating in the Medicare program in calendar year 2019.  Most Medicare enrollees in the Far West region are under-served for psychiatric hospital bed capacity.  Although the region is home to over 15% of the nation's Medicare Part A enrollees, the Far West states hold only 8.4% of the program's psychiatric hospital beds.  Here is a closer look at Medicare psychiatric hospital beds in the Far West region of the U.S.:

Medicare Psychiatric Hospital Beds in the Far West
Medicare Psychiatric Hospital Beds in the Far West

# Part A Enrollees # Hospitals # Beds
AK 99,901 2 235
CA 6,145,985 40 2,867
HI 273,559 1 88
NV 528,844 10 758
OR 862,861 2 174
WA 1,360,244 8 929
Region 9,271,394 63 5,051
National* 61,166,694 604 59,851
% of National 15.2% 10.4% 8.4%

* National totals include U.S. territories

Data Source:  CMS Program Statistics, Table: MDCR PROVIDERS 4. Medicare Providers:  Number of Medicare Certified Hospitals and Skilled Nursing Facilities, and Number of Beds, by State, Territories, Possessions and Other, Calendar Year 2019

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Clinical Lab Tech Pay in the Rocky Mountain Region

There were over 326,000 clinical laboratory technicians and technologists employed in the U.S. as of May 2020 according to data recently published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).  Just over 12,000 of those clinical lab tech positions were in the five-state Rocky Mountain region.  For clinical lab techs, the Rocky Mountain region is a mixed bag in terms of pay relative to the national average.  The annual mean wage for clinical lab techs in Montana and Colorado is better than the national average, but elsewhere in the region annual mean wages lag the national average. In fact, two states in the region fall in the bottom quintile nationally for clinical lab tech annual mean wages.  BLS data from May 2020 reveals the following about clinical lab tech pay in the Rocky Mountain region:

Clinical Lab Tech Pay in the Rocky Mountain Region

Clinical Lab Tech Pay in the Rocky Mountain Region


State # Employed Annual Mean Wages Wage Rank*
CO 4,920 $59,170 15th
ID 980 $50,040 41st
MT 970 $57,080 19th
UT 4,880 $49,000 46th
WY 450 $55,450 22nd
U.S. 326,220 $55,990 -------

(*) annual mean wage ranking among the 50 states

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics OES. Data extracted on May 18, 2021

Monday, May 24, 2021

Pharmacy Technician Pay in the Southeast

May 2020 data published recently by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reveals that more than 415,000 Americans were employed as pharmacy technicians. With over 116,000 pharmacy technicians employed, the twelve-state Southeast region accounted for about 28% of U.S. pharmacy technician employment. In general, the Southeast is the weakest region in the country for pharmacy technician pay as no state in the region features an annual mean wage for pharmacy technicians that exceeds the national average. Moreover, six states in the Southeast rank in the bottom quintile nationally for pharmacy technician annual mean wages. From May 2020 BLS data, here is a summary look at pharmacy technician pay in the Southeast:

Pharmacy Technician Pay in the Southeast
Pharmacy Technician Pay in the Southeast

State # Employed Annual Mean Wages Wage Rank*
AL 6,790 $30,980 50th
AR 4,570 $31,010 49th
FL 29,840 $34,880 32nd
GA 11,290 $32,160 46th
KY 10,210 $30,370 51st
LA 5,990 $35,260 30th
MS 3,580 $34,290 37th
NC 13,710 $33,300 43rd
SC 6,470 $34,510 35th
TN 11,190 $33,750 41st
VA 9,590 $34,810 33rd
WV 3,140 $31,890 47th
U.S. 415,310 $36,450 -------

(*) annual mean wage ranking among the 50 states and the District of Columbia

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics OES. Data extracted on May 18, 2021

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Medicare Skilled Nursing Facility Beds in the Southeast

Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) provide services to more than 60 million Americans with Medicare Part A SNF coverage.  SNFs are institutional medical providers staffed and equipped to give skilled nursing care on a daily basis. Skilled nursing facilities, in most cases, can also provide skilled rehabilitative care and certain other related services.  More than 15,000 skilled nursing facilities, having over 1.5 million beds, were participating in the Medicare program as of calendar year 2019.

In calendar year 2019, the Southeast was home to just under 3,600 skilled nursing facilities, having over 389,000 beds, who were participating in the Medicare program.  Although home to 24.4% of Medicare's SNF beds, about 27.3% of the nation's Medicare Part A enrollees live in the region.  Thus, Medicare enrollees in the region are modestly under-served by SNF beds relative to enrollees in many other parts of the country.  Here is a summary look at Medicare skilled nursing facility beds in the Southeast:

Medicare Skilled Nursing Facility Beds in the Southeast
Medicare Skilled Nursing Facility Beds in the Southeast

Area # Part A Enrollees # SNFs # Beds
AL 1,040,502 226 26,683
AR 636,495 222 23,840
FL 4,550,450 698 83,099
GA 1,708,820 356 38,404
KY 917,181 285 26,713
LA 867,854 278 33,997
MS 601,243 182 16,480
NC 1,978,972 426 43,955
SC 1,070,242 191 19,879
TN 1,354,299 310 35,258
VA 1,504,299 274 31,010
WV 438,435 114 9,895
Region 16,668,792 3,562 389,213
National* 61,166,694 15,103 1,592,041
% of National 27.3% 23.6% 24.4%

* National totals include U.S. territories

Data Source:  CMS Program Statistics, Table: MDCR PROVIDERS 4. Medicare Providers:  Number of Medicare Certified Hospitals and Skilled Nursing Facilities, and Number of Beds, by State, Territories, Possessions and Other, Calendar Year 2019

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Healthcare Social Worker Pay in the Southwest

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently published data indicating that, as of May 2020, there were more than 176,000 healthcare social workers (HSWs) employed in the U.S.  Nearly 18,000 of those HSW jobs were in the four-state Southwest region of the country.  BLS data further reveals the Southwest to be a modestly below average one for healthcare social worker pay.  Although three states in the region rank in the upper half nationally for HSW annual mean wages, only in Arizona do healthcare social workers typically earn more than the national average HSW annual mean wage.  BLS data from May 2020 tells us the following about healthcare social worker pay in the Southwest:

Healthcare Social Worker Pay in the Southwest

Healthcare Social Worker Pay in the Southwest


State # Employed Annual Mean Wages Wage Rank*
AZ 3,470 $60,860 16th
NM 1,220 $58,650 19th
OK 2,120 $51,870 44th
TX 11,150 $59,790 18th
U.S. 176,110 $60,470 -------

(*) annual mean wage ranking among the 50 states and the District of Columbia

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics OES. Data extracted on May 17, 2021

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Nurse Practitioner Pay in the Far West Region

Newly released data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that there were over 211,000 nurse practitioners (NPs) employed in the United States as of May 2020.  More than 23,000 NP jobs in the U.S. were in the six-state Far West region of the country.  The Far West region is the best in the nation for nurse practitioner pay, with five states in the region ranking in the top 10 nationally for NP annual mean wages. A closer look at BLS data from May 2020 shows the following about nurse practitioner pay in the Far West region:

Nurse Practitioner Pay in the Far West Region

Nurse Practitioner Pay in the Far West Region

State # Employed Annual Mean Wages Wage Rank*
AK 770 $110,270 30th
CA 15,100 $145,970 1st
HI 390 $118,780 9th
NV 1,290 $119,890 6th
OR 2,220 $118,600 10th
WA 3,720 $126,480 3rd
U.S. 211,280 $114,510 -------

(*) annual mean wage ranking among the 50 states and the District of Columbia

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics OES. Data extracted on May 17, 2021

The Ten Largest Hospital Providers in Georgia

From certified bed count data in the 2020 Medicare Provider of Services file, the following are the ten largest hospital providers in the state of Georgia:

  1. Grady Memorial Hospital
    Location:  Atlanta
    Bed Count:  953

  2. Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center
    Location:  Atlanta
    Bed Count:  762

  3. Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital
    Location:  Albany
    Bed Count:  691

  4. Emory University Hospital
    Location:  Atlanta
    Bed Count:  661

  5. The Medical Center, Navicent Health
    Location:  Macon
    Bed Count:  637

  6. Wellstar Kennestone Hospital
    Location:  Marietta
    Bed Count:  633

  7. Augusta University Medical Center
    Location:  Augusta
    Bed Count:  632

  8. University Hospital
    Location:  Augusta
    Bed Count:  551

  9. Memorial Health University Medical Center
    Location:  Savannah
    Bed Count:  530

  10. Emory University Hospital Midtown
    Location:  Atlanta
    Bed Count:  481



Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Medicare Long Term Care Hospital Beds in the Rocky Mountain Region

Long Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs) serve the needs of more than 60 million Americans having Medicare Part A long term care coverage.  LTCHs provide hospital care to individuals with complex medical conditions that require longer duration (in excess of 25 days on average) inpatient care.  Over 6,000 hospitals in total, with more than 932,500 beds, were participating in the Medicare program as of calendar year 2019.  Long term care hospitals accounted for about 6% of those hospitals and approximately 2.7% of those hospital beds.

In calendar year 2019, the Rocky Mountain region of the U.S. was home to 14 LTCHs, with 675 beds, who were participating in the Medicare program.  This made the five-state region home to about 3.2% of the nation's Medicare Part A enrollees, but only 2.6% of the program's long term care hospital beds, thus making the area's Medicare enrollees under-served for LTCH bed capacity relative to other regions of the country.  Here is a closer look at Medicare Long Term Care hospital beds in the Rocky Mountain region:


Medicare Long Term Care Hospital Beds in the Rocky Mountain Region

Medicare Long Term Care Hospital Beds in the Rocky Mountain Region


Area # Part A Enrollees # Hospitals # Beds
CO 899,989 7 400
ID 334,292 2 100
MT 229,633 1 40
UT 397,999 4 135
WY 109,857 0 0
Region 1,971,770 14 675
National* 61,166,694 367 25,593
% of National 3.2% 3.8% 2.6%

* National totals include U.S. territories

Data Source:  CMS Program Statistics, Table: MDCR PROVIDERS 4. Medicare Providers:  Number of Medicare Certified Hospitals and Skilled Nursing Facilities, and Number of Beds, by State, Territories, Possessions and Other, Calendar Year 2019

Medical Assistant Pay in the Mid-East Region

Newly published employment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicated that there were just over 710,000 medical assistants (MAs) employed in the United States as of May 2020.  Approximately 88,000 of those MA jobs were in the Mid-East region of the country, an area which spans five states and the District of Columbia.  BLS data shows the Mid-East region to be a relatively good one for medical assistant pay, with MA annual mean wage levels in four states in the region topping the national average for medical assistants.  In fact, the District of Columbia and New York were in the top ten nationally for MA annual mean wages.  BLS data reveals the following about medical assistant pay in the Mid-East region of the U.S. as of May 2020:

Medical Assistant Pay in the Mid-East Region

Medical Assistant Pay in the Mid-East Region

State # Employed Annual Mean Wages Wage Rank*
DC 1,860 $45,340 3rd
DE 2,730 $34,750 33rd
MD 12,660 $38,480 15th
NJ 17,360 $37,920 17th
NY 25,490 $39,850 10th
PA 27,740 $34,670 34th
U.S. 710,200 $36,930 -------

(*) annual mean wage ranking among the 50 states and the District of Columbia

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics OES. Data extracted on May 15, 2021

Monday, May 17, 2021

Dental Hygienist Pay in the Great Lakes Region

Recently released data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that there were nearly 195,000 dental hygienists employed in the United States as of May 2020.  About 31,500 dental hygienists were employed in the five-state Great Lakes region according to BLS reports.  The region is among the weaker ones in the nation for dental hygienist pay, with the annual mean wage for dental hygienists in all five states falling below the national average.  May 2020 BLS data reveals the following about dental hygienist pay in the Great Lakes region:

Dental Hygienist Pay in the Great Lakes Region

Dental Hygienist Pay in the Great Lakes Region

State # Employed Annual Mean Wages Wage Rank*
IL 6,980 $74,210 26th
IN 4,780 $72,640 30th
MI 6,560 $66,500 42nd
OH 8,690 $68,880 39th
WI 4,540 $70,020 33rd
U.S. 194,830 $78,050 -------

(*) annual mean wage ranking among the 50 states and the District of Columbia

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics OES. Data extracted on May 17, 2021

Medicare Psychiatric Hospital Beds in the Mid-East States

Psychiatric hospitals are an important component of the hospital infrastructure that serves over 60 million Americans having Medicare Part A insurance coverage.  Over 6,000 hospitals of all types, having over 932,500 beds in total, were participating in the Medicare program in calendar year 2019.  About 10% of those hospitals, and 6.4% of those hospital beds, were provided by psychiatric hospitals.  

In calendar year 2019, the Mid-East region of the U.S. was home to 81 psychiatric hospitals, with over 14,200 beds, who were participating in the Medicare program.  Medicare enrollees in the Mid-East states are well served by psychiatric bed capacity.  Although the region is home to about 15% of the nation's Medicare Part A enrollment, it holds close to 24% of the Medicare program's psychiatric hospital beds.  Here is a state-level look at Medicare psychiatric hospital beds in the Mid-East states of the U.S.:

Medicare Psychiatric Hospital Beds in the Mid-East States

Medicare Psychiatric Hospital Beds in the Mid-East States

# Part A Enrollees # Hospitals # Beds
DE 207,483 5 475
DC 92,751 2 396
MD 1,034,889 6 1,529
NJ 1,599,601 15 2,553
NY 3,604,216 29 5,891
PA 2,725,186 24 3,372
Region 9,264,126 81 14,216
National* 61,166,694 604 59,851
% of National 15.1% 13.4% 23.8%

* National totals include U.S. territories

Data Source:  CMS Program Statistics, Table: MDCR PROVIDERS 4. Medicare Providers:  Number of Medicare Certified Hospitals and Skilled Nursing Facilities, and Number of Beds, by State, Territories, Possessions and Other, Calendar Year 2019