June 29, 2021
Hospitals across the nation are showing some signs of recovery compared to the challenging early months of 2020, but they still have a long way to go to reach their pre-pandemic levels, according to a report released this week from Kaufman Hall.
The health care analyst’s monthly snapshot offers a look at key national hospital metrics, such as patient volumes, COVID-19 cases, adjusted margins, revenue, and expenses.
“Recent performance gains provide positive signs of recovery for the nation’s hospitals and health systems, but there still is a ways to go,” the report notes. “While the improvements over the devastating lows of early 2020 are to be expected, comparisons to 2019 offer a clear view of how hospitals are faring relative to pre-pandemic levels.”
Among the key takeaways from the report:
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the value of our outstanding hospital community and the need to invest in our public health infrastructure. HAP continues to advocate on behalf of hospitals at the state and federal level to ensure they have the resources they need to serve as anchors within their communities during the pandemic and beyond.
The full report—as well as a summary of its key findings—is available online.
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