The hospital with the greatest COVID-19 burden in 19 cities

The first year of COVID-19 was incredibly difficult for hospitals, as they dealt with an unknown virus, shortages of staff and equipment, financial difficulties and other challenges.

To better understand how the pandemic affected hospitals, the Lown Institute analyzed the number of weeks from March 1, 2020, to Feb. 28, 2021, in which hospitals had at least 10 percent of inpatient beds filled with COVID-19 patients as reported in CDC data. 

The following hospitals had the greatest COVID burdens of the hospitals in their city, measured as the number of weeks with at least 10 percent of beds with COVID-19 patients. Some hospitals' COVID burden was double the regional average.

Find the full analysis and Lown Institute's methodology here

Atlanta
Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center 
COVID burden: 41 weeks 
Regional average: 26 weeks 

Baltimore
MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
COVID burden: 39 weeks 
Regional average: 20 weeks

Boston 
Boston Medical Center 
COVID burden: 22 weeks 
Regional average: 14 weeks

Charlotte 
Atrium Health Pineville
COVID burden: 35 weeks 
Regional average: 23 weeks

Chicago 
Swedish Covenant Hospital
COVID burden: 37 weeks 
Regional average: 20 weeks

Cleveland 
UH Cleveland Medical Center
COVID burden: 29 weeks 
Regional average: 13 weeks

Dallas 
Baylor University Medical Center
COVID burden: 42 weeks 
Regional average: 21 weeks

Detroit 
Detroit Receiving Hospital and University Health Center
COVID burden: 20 weeks 
Regional average: 14 weeks

Fort Worth
JPS Health Network
COVID burden: 38 weeks 
Regional average: 25 weeks

Houston 
St. Luke's Hospital at the Vintage
COVID burden: 34 weeks 
Regional average: 20 weeks

Indianapolis  
Franciscan Health Indianapolis 
COVID burden: 33 weeks 
Regional average: 14 weeks

Kansas City 
Research Medical Center
COVID burden: 30 weeks 
Regional average: 12 weeks

Los Angeles 
Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital 
COVID burden: 42 weeks 
Regional average: 23 weeks

Miami 
West Kendall Baptist Hospital
COVID burden: 45 weeks 
Regional average: 28 weeks

New York
Mount Sinai Hospital 
COVID burden: 31 weeks 
Regional average: 21 weeks

Phoenix
Abrazo Central Campus
COVID burden: 33 weeks 
Regional average: 22 weeks

Queens (New York City)
Flushing Hospital Medical Center
COVID burden: 35 weeks 
Regional average: 23 weeks

St. Louis  
Christian Hospital Northeast-Northwest
COVID burden: 39 weeks 
Regional average: 12 weeks

Washington, D.C.
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
COVID burden: 39 weeks 
Regional average: 22 weeks

 

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