20 Largest Non-Profit Hospitals

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Here are the top 20 largest non-profit, acute-care hospitals in the United States, in order of number of beds, according to data from the American Hospital Directory.
Note: The hospital bed counts reported here include all medical/surgical and special card beds as reported to CMS by the hospitals in their most recent cost reports.

1. New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center (New York City) — 2,236. New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell is a major teaching hospital that offers a variety of services, including a renowned cancer program. The hospital is headed by CEO and president Herbert Pardes, a national figure in psychiatry and academic medicine and president of Scientific Board for the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression. New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell admits 48,000 emergency room patients every year and performs 38,500 inpatient and 39,400 outpatient surgeries, as well as 13,700 births. Emergency care is provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week to adults and children in the level one trauma center, psychiatric emergency receiving center and burn center for the city of New York. The hospital also features a high-risk neonatal transport service, and the role the hospital plays as an emergency transfer, receiving and stabilization center distinguishes it from hospitals across the United States.

2. Florida Hospital Orlando (Fla.) — 1,972.
Florida Hospital Orlando is an acute care community hospital that serves over 32,000 inpatients and 53,000 outpatients annually. Serving as a major tertiary facility for much of the southeast United States, the hospital is part of the Florida Hospital system, a group of private hospitals operated by Adventist Health System. It contains nationally renowned institutes for cardiology, diabetes, orthopedics and neuroscience. The hospital was founded in 1908 by leaders of the Adventist church and planned to mirror a sister facility in Battle Creek, Mich., to serve clients who wintered in Florida. Florida Hospital is led by president and CEO Lars Houmann, who has helped the hospital develop several major expansion projects since starting as CEO in 1993.

3. University of Pittsburgh (Pa.) Medical Center Presbyterian — 1,602. Founded in 1893, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian is an adult medical-surgical referral hospital with a strong emphasis on research. Closely connected to the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, the hospital is a recognized leader in cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery, trauma services, neurosurgery and organ transplantation. The hospital handles over 30,000 emergency room admissions every year and performs 26,800 inpatient and 23,600 outpatient surgeries. UMPC Presbyterian is also designed as a level one regional resource trauma center. The hospital is divided into two buildings — UPMC Presbyterian and UMPC Montefiore — that are linked by a bridge.

4. Montefiore Medical Center-Moses Division Hospital (Bronx, N.Y.) — 1,427. Moses Division Hospital, led by CEO and president Steven Safyer, offers a variety of services to New York residents and the global community, including cardiac surgery, radiation therapy, joint replacement, spine surgery, Medicare-certified organ transplantation and hyperbaric oxygen. Moses is a major teaching hospital with a teaching cancer program and is actively involved as a major participant in Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-accredited specialty and subspecialty programs. The hospital handles 73,400 emergency room admissions every year, as well as 337,200 outpatient visits and 17,500 inpatient surgeries.

5. Baptist Medical Center (San Antonio) — 1,402. Located in downtown San Antonio, Baptist Medical Center provides complete care for its patients and includes an accredited chest pain center, a wound healing center with state-of-the-art hyperbaric chambers and 18 operating rooms equipped with the latest technology. Baptist employs 5,083 staff members and performs around 21,000 inpatient surgeries and 21,400 outpatient surgeries a year, as well as 87,400 outpatient visits. The hospital has embraced the move to private patient rooms by providing every new mother and child with a private patient room. The hospital is led by CEO and president Keith Swinney.

6. Orlando (Fla.) Regional Medical Center — 1,376. Orlando Regional Medical Center, located in downtown Orlando, specializes in trauma, critical care, emergency care, cardiology, orthopedics and neurosciences. Orlando Regional is one of Florida's six major teaching hospitals and Orlando Health's flagship medical center. It also contains central Florida's only level one trauma center and provides treatment for memory disorder, epilepsy, brain injury and other rehabilitation needs. As one of Florida's six major teaching hospitals, ORMC offers graduate medical education in several specialties, including emergency medicine, OB/GYN, orthopedics, pediatrics and general surgery. Orlando Health is headed by CEO John Hillenmeyer, who oversees several other hospitals and treatment centers in addition to ORMC.

7. Barnes-Jewish Hospital (St. Louis) — 1,283. Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis is the largest hospital in Missouri and the largest private employer in the St. Louis region. The hospital was created by the 1996 merger of Barnes Hospital and The Jewish Hospital of St. Louis, each of which brought a rich tradition of excellence. An affiliated teaching hospital of Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes-Jewish has a 1,800 member medical staff. The hospital was the first adult hospital in Missouri to be certified as a Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the highest honor awarded for hospital nursing by the ANCC. Barnes-Jewish has been named to the U.S. News & World Report honor roll of America's Best Hospitals for more than 16 consecutive years.

8. Methodist University Hospital (Memphis, Tenn.) — 1,273.
Methodist University Hospital is the largest, most comprehensive hospital in the Methodist Healthcare system. Located in the heart of the Memphis Medical Center, Methodist University Hospital receives an estimated 38,400 emergency room admissions every year and performs 16,400 inpatient and 18,500 outpatient surgeries. It also serves as the major academic campus for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. The hospital includes a neuroscience institute that provides cutting-edge services such as minimally invasive spine surgery, image guided surgery, neurocritical care and PET imaging. The hospital also features a level IV epilepsy center and a transplant institute known for its success with kidney, liver and pancreas transplants. The hospital is led by CEO and president Kevin Spiegel.

9. Buffalo (N.Y.) General Hospital — 1,241.
As the largest teaching affiliate of the University of Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo General Hospital is an acute-care medical center that provides a wide spectrum of clinical care and outpatient services. It is the largest hospital of its parent organization, Kaleida Health, and specializes in cardiac and orthopedic surgery, lithotripsy and urology, gynecology/obstetrics, dialysis, cardiac rehabilitation and neurosurgery. The hospital was formed in 1855 by 17 businessmen intent on forming a "proper" hospital that would provide gratuitous medical services to indigent New York residents. BGH is headed by president Lawrence Zielinski, who has achieved Kaleida Health unprecedented patient and physician satisfaction scores during his time as its leader.

10. Mount Sinai Medical Center (New York City) — 1,223. Mount Sinai Hospital, which was founded in 1852, is one of the oldest and largest teaching hospitals in the United States and is consistently ranked among the best hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report. The Mount Sinai Hospital is affiliated with one of the foremost centers of medical education and research, the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and together the facilities comprise the Mount Sinai Medical Center. Mount Sinai has historically been a pioneer in healthcare, boasting the first liver transplant, first fetal blood transfusion, first jaw transplant and first successful cardiac stress test. Mount Sinai was also the first institution to induce cancer cells to return to normal patterns of development and link cigarettes and asbestos to cancer. Mount Sinai is headed by Kenneth L. Davis, who is widely recognized as a visionary leader who has placed the medical center on a dramatic growth trajectory.

11. Norton Hospital (Louisville, Ky.) — 1,150. Norton Hospital offers a variety of services to the Louisville community, including a cancer resource center, a breast health program, genetic counseling and testing, various surgical procedures, stroke care, weight management and psychiatric rehabilitation. The hospital has 6,022 employees and receives an estimated 29,400 emergency room admissions every year. It also performs 22,500 inpatient and 59,700 outpatient surgeries, as well as 8,100 births. Norton features a state-of-the-art emergency department, including a chest pain treatment center working in partnership with Louisville Metro EMS. The emergency room's ambulances transmit EKGs to the hospital while still in transit, saving valuable time diagnosing and beginning lifesaving treatment.

12. The Cleveland Clinic — 1,142.
With 1,700 salaried staff physicians in 120 specialties and subspecialties, the Cleveland Clinic operates through 10 northeast Ohio hospitals plus affiliates. The clinic, headed by CEO Delos "Toby" Cosgrove, MD, handled more than 2.8 million patient visits in 2005, including almost 70,000 hospital admissions, making it one of the largest private medical establishments in the world. It has also held Magnet status from the American Nurses Credentialing Center since 2003. The Cleveland Clinic has accomplished an impressive list of firsts: first coronary angiography in 1958, first coronary artery bypass surgery in 1967 and the first minimally invasive aortic valve surgery in 1996, to name a few. The clinic ranked No. 4 on U.S. News & World Report's list of America's Best Hospitals in 2009. Among specialties on U.S. News' list, it ranks No. 1 for heart & heart surgery; No. 2 for rheumatology, urology and digestive disorders; No. 4 for orthopedic and respiratory disorders; and No. 5 for kidney disorders.

13. Memorial Hermann Hospitals (Houston) — 1,136. Memorial Hermann Southwest, Memorial Hermann Northwest, Memorial Hearmann Southeast and Memorial Hermann the Woodlands make up this giant 1,136-bed hospital collection. Houston's largest and most sophisticated suburban hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, has been serving the Houston community since its inception in 1977. Its signature services include its heart and vascular institute, cancer treatment, orthopedics, neurosciences, neonatology and outpatient imaging. The hospital also specializes in radiation therapy and general surgery and offers services to women for antepartum testing and breast health care. Memorial Hermann Southwest also features 24-hour emergency services, as well as a level three trauma center. It is linked through air ambulance service to the level one trauma center at Memorial Hermann Hospital in the Texas Medical Center. Memorial Hermann Southwest is led by CEO George Gaston, who joined the hospital at the beginning of 2010.

14. North Shore University Hospital (New York City) — 1,082. North Shore University Hospital is a tertiary care facility that makes up one of the cornerstones of the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. Headed by CEO Susan Somerville, RN, North Shore is also an academic campus for the New York University School of Medicine. With a staff of approximately 2,700 specialist and subspecialist physicians, North Shore offers advanced care in open-heart surgery, neurosurgery, urology and maternal-fetal medicine. The Don Monti Cancer Center cares for more cancer patients than all other Long Island hospitals combined. The cancer center's specialties include bone marrow transplants, geriatric oncology, best cancer treatment and gynecological surgery. The hospital has a designated level one trauma center and an ambulatory surgery center that performs 10,000 surgical procedures every year.

15. Christiana Hospital (Newark, Del.) — 1,081. A 1.3-million-square-foot modern facility in Newark, Del., Christiana Hospital includes Delaware's only level one trauma center, as well as the only delivering hospital in Delaware with a level three neonatal intensive care unit. More than 7,200 babies are born at Christiana every year. The hospital employs more than 1,400 physicians and surgeons on its medical-dental staff, and more than 10 of them have located part of their practices on the Christiana Hospital campus, which also includes the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center and the Center for Heart & Vascular Health. Adjacent to the heart and vascular health facility sits the John H. Ammon Medical Education Center, which contains 13 classrooms, a massive auditorium and a high tech physician stimulation lab that allows doctors to train in a realistic, simulated hospital setting.

16. Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak (Mich.) — 1,061. Beaumont Hospital is one of the largest inpatient hospitals in the country and is consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report in up to eight adult specialties. In 2007, the hospital received 59,243 admissions and performed 35,457 inpatient and 36,571 outpatient surgeries. It also serves as a teaching hospital. The hospital includes an imaging center that houses x-ray and other radiology testing, a comprehensive breast center, a cancer center, a renal center and a medical office building that houses physicians' private practices. The hospital is run by CEO and president Kenneth Matzick, who has been with Beaumont Hospitals for all but three years of his 42-year career.

17. Spectrum Health Medical Center (Grand Rapids, Mich.) — 1,033. Butterworth Hospital, Helen DeVos Children's Hospital and Blodgett Hospital are three of the four facilities that make up the Spectrum Health Medical Center in downtown Grand Rapids, Mich. Together, they total 1,033 beds. The largest hospital of the triad is Butterworth, which was founded 1890 and has since grown into a regional leader in care, diagnostics, treatment, and education. Butterworth Hospital receives around 35,400 emergency room admissions every year and performs 24,600 inpatient surgeries, while the family birthplace delivers more than 8,000 babies a year. The hospital is also home to Spectrum Health's level one trauma center for adults and pediatrics, making it the only health care system in west Michigan with level one trauma certification. Butterworth Hospital is a teaching affiliate for the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. The three hospitals are led by Spectrum Health CEO and president Richard Breon.

18. Jewish Hospital (Louisville, Ky.) — 1,025. Jewish Hospital, which opened in 1905, is now an internationally renowned, high tech tertiary referral center located in downtown Louisville. The hospital is known for developing leading-edge advancements in minimally invasive surgery, hand and microsurgery, heart and lung care, emergency care, orthopedics, neuroscience and organ transplantation. Noted for numerous medical "firsts" in Kentucky, the nation and the world, Jewish Hospital is the site of the nation's first four hand transplants and the world's first and second successful implantable replacement heart transplant. The transplant center at Jewish Hospital is in the elite percentage of organ transplant centers in the nation performing all five solid organ transplants. The transition president and CEO of Jewish Hospital is Janice James.

19. Albert Einstein Medical Center (Philadelphia) — 1,018.
Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia is a teaching hospital offering a full range of advanced health services to the Philadelphia community. The hospital's specialties include behavioral health, geriatric services, heart care, kidney disease and transplantation, neurosurgery, orthopedics and women's and children's services. The medical center includes a level one regional resource trauma center and a level three neonatal intensive care unit. Einstein Medical Center employs over 600 primary care doctors and specialty staff and educates new physicians by offering highly regarded residency and fellowship training programs in various specialty and subspecialty areas.

20. Beth Israel Medical Center – Petrie Division (N.Y.) — 1,004.
Beth Israel Medical Center, one of New York City’s premier hospitals, serves as the Manhattan Campus for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The medical center recently opened The Friedman Diabetes Institute, a center that focuses on the lifestyle of a diabetic patient to ensure lasting medical success. The hospital has also added interpretation and navigation programs for non-English-speaking patients. The medical center is headed by Harris Nagler, MD, a recognized expert in the field of male infertility who was named to New York Magazine's list of "Best Doctors" in 2008 and Castle Connolly's "Top Doctors – New York Metro Area" in 2009.



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