With over 100 health systems in Colorado, providing care to more than 555,000 inpatients, 9 million outpatients and nearly 2 million emergency room visitors, EMS workers, nurses, doctors and other Colorado medical experts work hard to treat the sick and injured and conduct research to develop new cures and life-saving technology.
Throughout the state, hospitals pay more than $4.45 billion in annual payroll and benefits to more than 75,000 Coloradans – and that number continues to grow. Between 2012 and 2017, Colorado gained approximately 1,600 physicians, bringing the total number of active licensed physicians to nearly 15,700, according to the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies. Registered nurses (RNs) represent the largest subcategory with more than 60,000 RNs licensed to work across the state.
Since 2012, RNs have increased 15% and are expected to grow another 40% by 2025.