17 states with the most for-profit community hospitals

Here are the states with the most for-profit community hospitals as of 2015, the latest year from which data is available from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

The American Hospital Association defines community hospitals as "all nonfederal, short-term general, and other special hospitals… including academic medical centers or other teaching hospitals if they are nonfederal short-term hospitals." More than a quarter of community hospitals in the following 17 states are for-profit.

1. Florida — 51.4 percent of hospitals are for-profit

2. Nevada — 50 percent

3. New Mexico — 44.4 percent

4. Tennessee — 43 percent

5. Texas — 39.9 percent

6. Alabama — 38.9 percent

7. Oklahoma — 33.6 percent

8. Arizona — 32.4 percent

8. South Carolina — 32.4 percent

10. Utah — 31. 9 percent

11. Mississippi — 28.4 percent

12. Louisiana — 27.5 percent

13. District of Columbia — 27.3 percent

14. Pennsylvania — 26.3 percent

15. West Virginia — 25.9 percent

16. Arkansas — 25 percent

16. Virginia — 25 percent

KFF used data from the American Hospital Association Annual Survey. Data are for community hospitals, which represent 85 percent of all hospitals. Federal hospitals, long-term care hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, institutions for the mentally impaired and addiction rehab facilities are not included.

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