25 Largest Children's Hospitals
Note: The hospital bed counts reported here include all 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 main hospital. The American Hospital Directory was used as a source to verify various part of the following text.
1. Children's Hospital Los Angeles — 603 beds
2. Texas Children's Hospital (Houston) — 478 beds
3. Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center — 467 beds
4. Nationwide Children's Hospital (Columbus, Ohio) — 451 beds
5. Children's Hospital Boston — 396 beds
6. Children's Medical Center Dallas — 366 beds
7. Akron (Ohio) Children's Hospital — 345 beds
8. Phoenix Children's Hospital — 345 beds
9. Children's Hospital Central California (Madera) — 339 beds
10. Miller Children's Hospital Long Beach (Calif.) — 324 beds
11. The Children's Hospital (Aurora, Colo.) — 314 beds
12. Saint Louis Children's Hospital — 312 beds
13. Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford (Palo Alto, Calif.) — 311 beds
14. Arkansas Children's Hospital (Little Rock) — 306 beds
15. Cook Children's Medical Center, Fort Worth (Texas) — 300 beds
16. Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center — 296 beds
17. Children's Hospital (Birmingham, Ala.) — 290 beds
18. Children's National Medical Center (Washington, D.C.) — 283 beds
19. Miami Children's Hospital — 276 beds
20. Rady Children's Hospital – San Diego — 272 beds
21. University of South Alabama Children's & Women's Hospital (Mobile) — 271 beds
22. Children's Mercy Hospital (Kansas City, Mo.) — 263 beds
23. Children's Hospital of Wisconsin (Wauwatosa) — 260 beds
24. Primary Children's Medical Center (Salt Lake City) — 252 beds
25. Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston — 251 beds
Editor's notes: This article was modified December 7, 2012. Children's Hospital Los Angeles moved from 17th 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, Texas Children's Hospital in Houston held the first position with 478 beds.
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