The Health Planning Council of Southwest Florida (HPCSWF) is contracted with the State of Florida to collect, analyze and report hospital and nursing home utilization data to support the Certificate of Need Program. The HPCSWF collects this information monthly from all licensed facilities in the seven county region of District 8 (Charlotte, Collier, Desoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee and Sarasota counties). The HPCSWF compiles this data in an electronic format (MS Excel) and offers a subscription to all facilities in the area and other interested customers.
The subscription includes access to the current calendar year data by month and the previous six years of data also by month plus the option to receive assistance with the data analysis. Subscribers receive access to a webpage with the updated Excel files with corrections, revisions, and updated data monthly plus additional reports of interest to the community. Subscription rates for facilities are based on the number of licensed beds.
If you have any questions about the data collection process or the subscription, please contact Vanessa Perez or Peggy Brown at (239) 433-6700.