AURORA, Colo. (KDVR) – The nation’s most visited emergency rooms were recently ranked and a local entry broke into the top 10 ranking with ease.
Researchers over at NiceRx tabulated just how many visits the most heavily trafficked emergency rooms in the country garnered since 2021.
The state as a whole did not make the list of states with the most emergency room visits, but that didn’t stop a certain Aurora hospital from breaking into the eighth slot after having received a grand total of 123,160 emergency room visits.
Colorado hospital makes national top 10 most visited ER
Since 2021, Aurora UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital has had the eighth most emergency room visits in the whole country. Here are the rest of those results:
- Parkland Health and Hospital System – Dallas
- 210,152 ER visits
- Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center – Lakeland, Florida
- 190,581 ER visits
- NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln – New York City
- 164,979 ER visits
- Grady Memorial Hospital – Atlanta
- 160,027 ER visits
- St. Joseph’s University Medical Center – Paterson, New Jersey
- 150,615 ER visits
- Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital – Fort Worth, Texas
- 142,330 ER visits
- Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center – Los Angeles
- 136,161 ER visits
- UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital – Aurora
- 132,160 ER visits
- Antelope Valley Hospital – Lancaster, California
- 130,659 ER visits
- WakeMed Raleigh Campus – Raleigh, North Carolina
- 127,059 ER visits
According to researchers with NiceRx, Colorado as a whole saw 511,700 emergency room visits during a one-year time frame, which equates to 900 visits per 10,000 residents.
Apply that figure to how many ER visits the Aurora facility has received and you would see that the UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital saw roughly 25% of the state’s overall number of ER visits.
So, it is safe to say that front-line workers over in Aurora deserve some praise and if you know someone who works over at UCHealth, be sure to give them a supportive gesture because they work at a hospital with one of the most-visited emergency rooms in the country and that is no easy feat.