Becker's Healthcare June 14, 2024
Laura Dyrda

Nonprofit hospital operating margins are up double-digits year over year, according to Kaufman Hall’s “National Hospital Flash Report” released June 3.

From January to April, operating margins were up 23% year over year while operating EBITDA margin jumped 14%. Across the U.S., operating margins were up everywhere but the Great Plains region.

“April data show a relatively strong month, with margins and other key performance indicators, including outpatient revenue and OR minutes, increasing,” the report authors wrote. “Average lengths of stay decreased, reflecting a return to more normal care patterns and the establishment of stronger post-acute care transitions.”

Here is the regional and hospital size breakdown of the operating margin data:

National averages

Operating margin
Month over month: 7%
Year over...

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