Community Hospital Units by State (2012)

RankStateMedicare Length of Stay
UNITED STATES5.53
1NORTH DAKOTA7.65
2NEW YORK6.83
3HAWAII6.60
4NEVADA6.03
5TEXAS5.97
6NEW JERSEY5.90
7LOUISIANA5.88
8SOUTH CAROLINA5.84
9NEBRASKA5.83
10GEORGIA5.82
11PENNSYLVANIA5.82
12CONNECTICUT5.76
13MISSISSIPPI5.72
14NEW HAMPSHIRE5.72
15VIRGINIA5.61
16MASSACHUSETTS5.59
17DELAWARE5.56
18ALASKA5.56
19OKLAHOMA5.55
20ALABAMA5.55
21TENNESSEE5.53
22ARKANSAS5.47
23NORTH CAROLINA5.44
24KANSAS5.44
25NEW MEXICO5.43
26FLORIDA5.38
27WEST VIRGINIA5.36
28MICHIGAN5.36
29RHODE ISLAND5.36
30INDIANA5.34
31KENTUCKY5.30
32VERMONT5.27
33CALIFORNIA5.26
34ILLINOIS5.20
35MISSOURI5.20
36SOUTH DAKOTA5.20
37OHIO5.19
38MINNESOTA5.19
39MARYLAND5.15
40MONTANA5.10
41MAINE5.08
42COLORADO5.07
43IOWA5.00
44WASHINGTON4.82
45ARIZONA4.81
46IDAHO4.79
47WISCONSIN4.71
48OREGON4.38
49WYOMING4.38
50UTAH4.36
Source:  AHA Annual Survey of Hospitals