U.S. hospital organization
A multi-hospital system in the U.S. consists of a group of hospitals that are owned, managed or financed through a central hospital branch. Other hospitals may be owned, privately, by the government or could be non-profit. The total number of hospitals in the U.S. has declined in recent years. Alongside the declining number of hospitals in the U.S., there has been a decline in the number of hospital beds as well. Despite declining number, medical staff employment numbers in the U.S. remains strong.
The number of hospital employees in the U.S. was at an all-time high as of 2017. Of all health sector employees, about 40 percent work in hospital settings. Hospital supported employment in the U.S. varies by region. However, the percentage of employment in the U.S. that is attributed to hospitals ranges from about 7 percent to 11 percent.