25 Largest Children's Hospitals in America

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Here are the 25 largest children's hospitals in America, ranked in descending order by the number of beds.


Note: This list is based on data from the American Hospital Directory. Hospital bed counts reported here include medical/surgical and special care beds as reported to CMS by the hospitals in their most recent cost reports and, in some cases, may include bed counts from other facilities that share a provider number with the hospital.
1. Children's Hospital Los Angeles — 603
2. The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia — 521
3. Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center — 467
4. Texas Children's Hospital (Houston) — 460
5. Nationwide Children's Hospital (Columbus, Ohio) — 451
6. Boston Children's Hospital (formerly Children's Hospital Boston)  — 396
7. Children's Medical Center of Dallas — 395
8. Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota (St. Paul and Minneapolis) — 347
9. Akron (Ohio) Children's Hospital — 345
10.  Phoenix (Ariz.) Children's Hospital — 345
11. Children's Hospital Central California (Madera, Calif.) — 339
12. Miller Children's Hospital Long Beach (Calif.) — 324
13. Children's Hospital Colorado (Aurora, Colo.) — 318
14. Saint Louis Children's Hospital — 312
15. Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford (Palo Alto, Calif.) — 311
16. Arkansas Children's Hospital (Little Rock) — 306
17. Cook Children's Medical Center (Fort Worth, Texas) — 300
18. Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC — 296
19. Children's Hospital of Wisconsin (Milwaukee) — 296
20. Children's Hospital (Birmingham, Ala.) — 290
21. Primary Children's Medical Center (Salt Lake City) — 289
22. Children's National Medical Center (Washington, D.C.) — 283
23. Miami Children's Hospital — 276
24. Rady Children's Hospital (San Diego) — 272
25. University of South Alabama Children's and Women's Hospital (Mobile, Ala.) — 271


Editor's notes: This article was modified October 17, 2012. An earlier version of this list did not include Children's Hospital of Philadelphia due to a discrepancy with CMS/AHD data. Prior to this adjustment, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston held the 25th spot with 251 beds.

This article was modified October 25, 2012. Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota was added to the seventh ranking, as it recently transitioned to a single provider number for its two sites, located in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Prior to this addition, Primary Children's Medical Center (Salt Lake City) held the 25th position with 252 beds.


This article was modified December 7, 2012. Children's Hospital Los Angeles moved from 20th position to first to reflect the addition of 317 beds with the opening of its Marion and John E. Anderson Pavilion in July 2011, which brought the total number of licensed beds to 603. Prior to this change, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia held the first position with 521 beds.

This article was modified July 19, 2013. Primary Children's Medical Center was added with its 289 beds, verified by a hospital spokesperson and the American Medical Association Hospital Guide. Prior to this addition, Children's Mercy Hospital (Kansas City, Mo.) held the 25th spot with 263 beds.

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