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Acute Care Beds: Little change has occurred in the number and distribution of acute care beds in the state, as inventoried by SHPDA, in recent years. Overall, the state had 2,609 civilian acute care beds in 2010, with Honolulu having 1,999 (77 percent), Hawai'i 270 (10 percent), Maui 230 (9 percent) and Kaua'i 110 (4 percent). Bed distribution nearly matches the state's population distribution. Tertiary care services, or high-risk service centers such as trauma centers, burn centers, and regional perinatal centers that support the statewide population, are centralized on O'ahu.

Beds Per 1,000 Population: The supply of Hawaii's acute care beds has gradually declined from 2.3 beds per 1,000 population (1990) to 1.9 beds per 1,000 population (2010). While the national trend has also decreased since 1990, it has remained above Hawai'i's per capita bed rate. Hawai'i ranks 33rd among all states in the number of available beds per capita.1

County Bed Rates per 1,000 Population: The number of acute care beds per 1,000 population is highest in Honolulu at 2.1. The bed rate for Hawai'i, Kaua'i, and Maui is much lower: 1.5,  1.6, and 1.5 beds per 1,000 population, respectively.


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Source: Hawai`i State Department of Health, State Health Planning and Development Agency, Utilization of Inpatient Facilities by County Report.; National Center for Health Statistics, Health, United States.; Health Care State Rankings 2007, Morgan Quitno Press, using data from AHA :Hospital Statistics (2007 edition).
Note: Effective CY 2005 the Acute/SNF swing beds were moved from the Long Term Care Beds category and consolidated with the Total Acute Care Beds category. For 2006: Kahuku, Kohala, Kula and Maluhia Hospitals did not report in time for the 2006 publication.
Source: Hawai`i State Department of Health, State Health Planning and Development Agency, Utilization of Inpatient Facilities by County Report.
Note: Effective CY 2005 the Acute/SNF swing beds were moved from the Long Term Care Beds category and consolidated with the Total Acute Care Beds category. For 2006: Kahuku, Kohala, Kula and Maluhia Hospitals did not report in time for the 2006 publication.