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Intensive Care Unit Nurse-to-Patient Ratios

At Boston Medical Center, we are committed to providing exceptional care to all patients. Our nurses work with physicians and staff to ensure that each patient receives high quality, safe care. We are proud to provide, and report to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, critical care nurse to patient ratios that meet and exceed the standards set.

Name of ICU Type of ICU Average Daily Patient Census Average Daily Staff Nurse Census Average Daily Staff Nurse-to-Patient Ratio
5W ICU Adult ICU-medical 7.13187 4.83379 1:1.47542
5E MICU Adult ICU-medical 10.18681 6.65339 1:1.53107
5E SICU Adult ICU-surgical 7.40659 5.70330 1:1.29865
N SICU Adult ICU-surgical 12.12088 9.43498 1:1.28467
8N CCU Adult ICU-CCU 9.49451 6.90430 1:1.37516
         
NICU Neonatal ICU 12.02198 7.13736 1:1.68437
Pediatric ICU Pediatric ICU 3.27473 2.52015 1:1.29942

Name of ICU Type of ICU Average Daily Patient Census Average Daily Staff Nurse Census Average Daily Staff Nurse-to-Patient Ratio
5W ICU Adult ICU-medical 6.70330 4.89698 1:1.36886
5E MICU Adult ICU-medical 10.38462 7.22802 1:1.43672
5E SICU Adult ICU-surgical 8.89011 6.50412 1:1.36684
N SICU Adult ICU-surgical 13.93407 10.77885 1:1.29272
8N CCU Adult ICU-CCU 9.85714 7.27885 1:1.35422
         
NICU Neonatal ICU 13.25275 8.18407 1:1.61934
PICU Pediatric ICU 2.94505 2.60302 1:1.13140

Name of ICU Type of ICU Average Daily Patient Census Average Daily Staff Nurse Census Average Daily Staff Nurse-to-Patient Ratio
5W ICU Adult ICU-medical 6.71429 5.29579 1:1.26785
5E MICU Adult ICU-medical 10.21978 7.22115 1:1.41526
5E SICU Adult ICU-surgical 9.10989 6.55678 1:1.38939
N SICU Adult ICU-surgical 12.12088 9.30266 1:1.30295
8N CCU Adult ICU-CCU 9.90110 7.15842 1:1.38314
         
NICU Neonatal ICU 13.59341 7.72161 1:1.76044
PICU Pediatric ICU 2.23077 2.50137 1:0.89182

Name of ICU Type of ICU Average Daily Patient Census Average Daily Staff Nurse Census Average Daily Staff Nurse-to-Patient Ratio
5W ICU Adult ICU-medical 7.20000 5.10502 1:1.41038
5E MICU Adult ICU-medical 10.50000 7.11616 1:1.47551
5E SICU Adult ICU-surgical 8.20000 6.31836 1:1.29781
N SICU Adult ICU-surgical 12.90000 9.74703 1:1.32348
8N CCU Adult ICU-CCU 9.80000 6.88585 1:1.42321
         
NICU Neonatal ICU 15.90000 8.30101 1:1.91543
PICU Pediatric ICU 2.59783 2.44565 1:1.06222