100 of the largest hospitals and health systems in America | 2019

Becker's Hospital Review compiled 40 large health systems by number of hospitals and 60 large hospitals by bed count.

 This list was developed based on information as of July 2019.

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Largest Health Systems

HCA Healthcare (Nashville, Tenn.): 185 hospitals. HCA Healthcare has more than 38,000 active physicians and 94,000 registered nurses worldwide. The health system reports 31.2 million patient encounters and 8.9 million emergency room visits per year. HCA Healthcare has been ranked No. 63 on the Fortune 500 list and named among the World's Most Ethical Companies list for 10 consecutive years.

Ascension Health (St. Louis): 151 hospitals. Ascension is a nonprofit Catholic health system with around 156,000 associates and 34,000 aligned providers. Systemwide, Ascension offers 2,600 care sites in 21 states and Washington, D.C. The health system provides around 25 million outpatient visits per year and 3.1 million ER visits.

CommonSpirit Health (Chicago): 142 hospitals. CommonSpirit Health was created in early 2019 as a combination of Englewood, Colo.-based Catholic Health Initiatives and San Francisco-based Dignity Health. When it launched, the health system included 150,000 employees and 25,000 physicians. The faith-based health system has hospitals and care centers in 21 states and is accessible to 25 percent of U.S. residents.

Community Health Systems (Franklin, Tenn.): 105 hospitals. CHS has more than 30 years of history, acquiring individual community and small hospitals. It spun off Brentwood, Tenn.-based Quorum Health as a 38-hospital health system in April 2016 and now includes 105 hospitals in 18 states. The publicly traded health system has 17,000 licensed beds across all facilities.

Trinity Health (Livonia, Mich.): 92 hospitals. Trinity Health is a Catholic health system with 92 hospitals and 107 continuing care locations. It employs around 129,000 individuals, including 7,800 physicians and clinicians. The health system has locations in 22 states and serves communities that include about 30 million people nationwide.

LifePoint Health (Brentwood, Tenn.): 86 hospitals. The National Rural Health Association recognized two of the health system's hospitals — Riverview Regional Medical Center in Carthage, Tenn., and Trousdale Medical Center in Hartsville, Tenn. — among the top 20 critical access hospitals in the nation.

Tenet Healthcare (Dallas): 65 hospitals. In addition to its 65 acute care hospitals, Tenet Healthcare has 475 outpatient centers that provide 10 million patient encounters per year. The health system was ranked No. 172 on the Fortune 500 rankings and has around 110,000 employees.

Vibra Healthcare (Mechanicsburg, Pa.): 65 hospitals. Founded in 2004, Vibra Healthcare has grown significantly over the past 15 years to employ more than 9,000 individuals and operate 65 specialty acute care hospitals and outpatient physical therapy centers. The health system has more than 2,900 licensed beds in 19 states.

Providence St. Joseph Health (Renton, Wash.): 51 hospitals. Providence St. Joseph Health supports 51 hospitals, 829 clinics and more than 119,000 employees across five states. It was formed in 2016 by the combination of Providence Health & Services and St. Joseph Health, and now includes a single health plan with 2.1 million covered lives.

Atrium Health (Charlotte, N.C.): 50 hospitals. In 2018, Carolinas HealthCare System rebranded as Atrium Health, a health system with history dating back to 1940 when its flagship hospital opened its doors. Now, the health system includes 50 hospitals and around 900 care locations that include physician offices, behavioral health centers and nursing homes. The health system has earned HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 certification in both the acute care and ambulatory environments.

AdventHealth (Altamonte Springs, Fla.): 50 hospitals. AdventHealth, formerly known as Adventist Health System, unites 38 hospital campuses and hundreds of other care sites across nine states to provide faith-based healthcare. The health system rebranded in January and launched a transformation to become more consumer-centric. The health system serves more than 5 million patients annually and has more than 1,200 care sites.

Baylor Scott & White Health (Dallas): 48 hospitals. Baylor Scott & White was formed in 2013 as a combination of Baylor Health Care System and Scott & White Healthcare. The system has more than 800 care sites and 7,800 active physicians. The health system also includes a health plan and supports more than 47,000 employees. In 2018-19, 16 Baylor Scott & White hospitals appeared on the U.S. News & World Report list of
America's Best Hospitals.

Bon Secours Mercy Health (Cincinnati): 48 hospitals. Bon Secours Mercy Health has more than 60,500 team members and 1,000 points of care across two countries. The health system has a presence in seven states and supports a research team focused on innovation to change the healthcare landscape. The nonprofit health system also employs 2,100 physicians and advanced practice providers.

Prime Healthcare (Ontario, Calif.): 45 hospitals. Since its founding in 2001, Prime Healthcare has grown to employ 40,000 people and operate hospitals across 14 states. The for-profit health system hasn't sold or closed any hospitals since inception and has invested $1.4 billion in capital improvements since 2005.

Sanford Health (Sioux Falls, S.D.): 44 hospitals. Sanford Health is an integrated health system that includes more than 200 senior living facilities and 482 clinics. The health system also supports a 190,000-member health plan and 48,622 employees. More than 1,300 physicians and 9,700 registered nurses deliver care at the health system's facilities across 26 states and nine countries.

Mercy (St. Louis): 41 hospitals. The Sisters of Mercy founded this health system in 1986. For the past four years Mercy has been named one of the top five largest health systems in the U.S. by IBM Watson Health. It has 41 acute care, managed and specialty hospitals, as well as 900 physician practices and 2,400 Mercy Clinic physicians. Mercy also supports an IT division, supply chain organization and Mercy Virtual, which serves providers and patients nationwide.

UPMC (Pittsburgh): 40 hospitals. UPMC reports 40 academic, community and specialty hospitals with 4,900 employed physicians and 87,000 staff members. It also has rehabilitation, retirement and long-term care facilities, as well as a 3.5-million-member health plan. The health system has programs in four continents outside of North America and has a commercial arm, UPMC Enterprises, that aims to support innovation and efforts to lower the cost of care with data-focused digital solutions.

Kaiser Permanente (Oakland, Calif.): 39 hospitals. Kaiser Permanente is a 39-hospital system with 697 medical offices and nearly 23,000 physicians. The health system supports more than 59,000 nurses and 217,700 employees across nine states. Kaiser also includes a nonprofit health plan serving 12.3 million members.

MercyOne (Clive, Iowa): 39 hospitals. MercyOne was founded in 1998 as a collaboration between Englewood, Colo.-based Catholic Health Initiatives and Livonia, Mich.-based Trinity Health, and the two Catholic health systems continue to support MercyOne. The health system has grown to serve 15 communities in Iowa. It has 20,000 care providers and staff members.

Steward Health Care (Dallas): 37 hospitals. Steward Health Care serves more than 800 communities with hospitals, urgent care centers and preferred skilled nursing facilities across nine states. The health system has more than 42,000 employees and 7,900 beds systemwide. The Steward Health Care Network reports around 12 million patient encounters per year.

Christus Health (Irving, Texas): 35 hospitals. Christus Health is a nonprofit health system with more than 600 healthcare-related centers. The system has around 45,000 team members, including 15,000 physicians that provide care in North and South America. The faith-based health system has an ACO that participates in the Medicare Shared Savings Program.

Avera Health (Sioux Falls, S.D.): 33 hospitals. Avera Health has more than 330 locations across 100 communities, covering a patient population of 1 million people. The faith-based health system has 18,000 employees and healthcare experts in 60 medical specialties. It also provides management and consultation services and group purchasing for rural healthcare facilities.

Ardent Health Services (Nashville, Tenn.): 30 hospitals. Ardent has invested more than $1.4 billion in new hospitals as well as expanding services at existing facilities since 2001. The health system covers 4,393 licensed beds and 25,000 employees, including 1,150 employed care providers. The health system aims to keep growing, with a recapitalization that was supported by Ventas and Equity Group Investments.

Great Plains Health Alliance (Wichita, Kan.): 29 hospitals. Great Plains Health Alliance is a nonprofit organization that leases, manages and affiliates with hospitals in Kansas and Nebraska. Dating back to 1950, the health system has served rural communities and now works with team members to develop innovative solutions to overcome the challenges community hospitals face through consolidation in the healthcare space.

Texas Health Resources (Arlington, Texas): 29 hospitals. In 1997, Texas Health Resources was formed through assets of Harris Methodist Health System in Fort Worth, Texas, and Presbyterian Healthcare Resources in Dallas. Since then, the health system has grown to include 29 hospitals and more than 3,900 licensed beds. THR employs around 23,000 individuals and has about 6,000 physicians with staff privileges.

Advocate Aurora Health (Oak Lawn, Ill.): 28 hospitals. Advocate Aurora Health reports 2.7 million unique patient visits per year across its 28 hospitals and 500 outpatient locations. It also has 63 Walgreens clinics and 784,000 patient portal users. Across the health system, which formed in 2018 as a merger between Advocate Health Care and Aurora Health, Advocate Aurora Health has 3,300 employed physicians, 22,000 nurses and 70,000 team members.

Banner Health (Phoenix): 28 hospitals. Banner Health is a large nonprofit health system that serves both rural and urban areas. The health system merged with the University of Arizona Health Network in 2015 to form Banner — University Medicine. It has more than 50,000 employees and is the largest employer in the Arizona region.

Indian Health Service (Rockville, Md.): 26 hospitals. Indian Health Services is an agency within HHS that provides health services to around 2.6 million American Indians and Alaska Natives belonging to 573 recognized tribes in 37 states. The health system includes CMS designated critical access hospitals in rural areas as well as other locations.

Quorum Health Corp. (Brentwood, Tenn.): 26 hospitals. Quorum Health has 26 affiliated hospitals in rural and mid-sized markets across 14 states. The health system has 2,458 licensed beds and also operates outpatient services providers. Quorum Health also has a subsidiary, Quorum Health Resources, which provides management and consulting services to more than 150 hospitals.

Universal Health Services (King of Prussia, Pa.): 26 hospitals. UHS has more than 350 hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ASCs in its system, which spans the U.S., U.K., and Puerto Rico. The health system ranked No. 293 among Fortune 500 companies in terms of revenue for 2019; it has been ranked on the list for 16 years. The health system has more than 87,000 employees.

Intermountain Healthcare (Salt Lake City): 24 hospitals. Intermountain Healthcare is a nonprofit health system with 24 hospitals, 160 clinics and 38,000 employees. The system also includes a 2,400-physician medical group and a health plan. In 2017, the health system won the Hearst Health prize for its Mental Health Integration program.

Sutter Health (Sacramento, Calif.): 24 hospitals. Sutter is a nonprofit health system that has more than 12,000 physician partners who care for 3 million-plus patients. In addition to its hospitals, Sutter has around 36 ASCs and 4,259 licensed general acute care beds. The health system has appeared among IBM Watson Health's Top 15 Health Systems list.

Community Hospital Corp. (Plano, Texas): 23 hospitals. CHC was founded in 1996 as a company to help community hospitals succeed. The health system has expanded since then to include hospitals across the nation as well as providing supply chain, consulting and management services.

Mayo Clinic Health System (Rochester, Minn.): 23 hospitals. Mayo Clinic Health System has three major campuses and more than 60 locations. The health system supports 1,000 providers and 56,000 employees. More than 1.3 million people from all 50 states and 138 countries have sought care at Mayo facilities in the past year.

Northwell Health (New Hyde Park, N.Y.): 23 hospitals. In addition to its 23 hospitals, Northwell Health has more than 750 outpatient facilities providing care for residents of New York. The health system has more than 70,000 team members and a 1,800-plus medical resident and fellows program. More than 2 million patients receive treatment at Northwell facilities per year, including 868,291 emergency visits and 220,095 ambulatory surgeries.

SSM Health (St. Louis): 23 hospitals. SSM Health has around 40,000 employees and 11,000 care providers. The faith-based nonprofit health system provides care in Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma and Wisconsin. As of May 2019, the health system reported more than 2 million outpatient visits and 185,112 inpatient admissions per year.

Baptist (Memphis, Tenn.): 22 hospitals. Baptist has 22 hospitals and 3,541 licensed beds. The health system supports 18,000-plus team members and 5,000 affiliated physicians who perform nearly 68,000 surgical procedures per year. The health system has several specialty centers and partnered with Semmes Murphey Clinic in 2015 to form the Brain & Spine Network.SSM Health (St. Louis): 20 hospitals. SSM Health has around 40,000 employees and 11,000 care providers. The faith-based, nonprofit health system provides care in Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma and Wisconsin. As of May 2019, the health system reported more than 2 million outpatient visits and 185,112 inpatient admissions per year.

UnityPoint Health (West Des Moines, Iowa): 22 hospitals. UnityPoint Health has hospitals and clinics across Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin. It has more than 30,000 team members in rural and metropolitan communities. The health system reports around 4.5 million patient visits per year and has an ACO as well as coordinated care programs. Earlier this year, the health system signed a letter of intent with Sanford Health to explore possibly joining brands in the future.

Ballad Health (Johnson City, Tenn.): 21 hospitals. Ballad Health is a 21-hospital health system that includes more than 815 physicians caring for patients in 29 counties covering areas of Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina and Kentucky. The system includes a children's hospital as well as several community hospitals, long-term care facilities and retail pharmacies.

Hospital Sisters Health System (Springfield, Ill.): 15 hospitals. HSHS is a health system serving 14 communities in Illinois and Wisconsin. It has 2,300 physicians that serve a population of 2.6 million people. The health system reported 15,948 inpatient surgeries and 46,349 outpatient surgeries in the 2018 fiscal year.

Largest Hospitals

AdventHealth Orlando (Fla.): 1,705 beds. AdventHealth Orlando has an international reputation for providing cutting-edge treatment and research to advance care delivery. The hospital is the flagship institution for the 26-hospital AdventHealth that has more than 100 extended service locations in Florida. U.S. News & World Report named AdventHealth Orlando the No. 1 hospital in Florida in 2019-20.

Methodist Hospital (San Antonio): 1,550 beds. Opened in 1963, Methodist Hospital provides an array of services and recently opened a new central tower for adult emergency room patients. Methodist earned a Hospital Safety Grade of A from The Leapfrog Group and the Commission on Cancer designation. The hospital is part of Methodist Healthcare, a private health system with more than 8,000 employees.

Jackson Memorial Hospital (Miami, Fla.): 1,550 beds. The nonprofit Jackson Memorial Hospital is home to Ryder Trauma Center, a level 1 trauma center. The hospital has 600 physicians and around 1,000 full time faculty members on staff. Jackson Memorial also has a 126-bed newborn specialty care unit and 66-bed level 3 neonatal intensive care unit.

Yale New Haven (Conn.) Hospital: 1,541 beds. Yale New Haven Hospital, part of Yale New Haven Health, serves as the primary teaching hospital for the Yale School of Medicine. Founded as the fourth voluntary hospital in the U.S. in 1826, today, YNHH has two New Haven-based campuses, and also includes Yale New Haven Children's Hospital, Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital and Smilow Cancer Hospital. YNHH has a combined medical staff of about 4,500 university and community physicians practicing in more than 100 specialties.

Montefiore Hospital – Moses Campus (Bronx, N.Y.): 1,449 beds. Montefiore Hospital – Moses Campus is part of a New York-based health system with more than 100 years of history. The health system has 11 hospitals as well as 180 locations and an affiliation with Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Barnes-Jewish Hospital (St. Louis): 1,303 beds. As one of the largest private employers in the St. Louis region, Barnes-Jewish Hospital has more than 1,800 members on its medical staff and is affiliated with Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. U.S. News & World Report ranked Barnes-Jewish Hospital in 10 specialties for 2019-20 and its Siteman Cancer Center earned the National Cancer Institute's "exceptional" rating.

Cleveland Clinic: 1,285 beds. The Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit health system integrating hospital care, research and education. The main campus ranks among the U.S. News & World Report's Honor Roll of the top 20 hospitals in the nation. As of Jan. 1, the health system reported 4,200 physicians and scientists, 2,800 advanced practice practitioners and almost 2,000 residents and fellows.

Mayo Clinic Hospital – Saint Marys Campus (Rochester, Minn.): 1,265 beds. Saint Marys is a 1,265-bed hospital with 55 operating rooms and a level 1 trauma center. Founded in 1889 as a faith-based hospital, it has since integrated into the Mayo Clinic health system and grown to include a children's hospital, psychiatric treatment center and general clinical research center.

Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center (Charlotte, N.C.): 1,211 beds. Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center is the flagship hospital for Charlotte-based Atrium Health and has two locations less than two miles apart. The hospital has more than 1,100 physicians and care providers and is a level 1 trauma center. The hospital is an approved transplant center and is one of five academic medical teaching hospitals in the state. It provides training for around 200 physicians
in 15 specialties.

The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore): 1,177 beds. Johns Hopkins features 33 operating rooms, with 14 dedicated to general and neurosurgery, as well as the Sheik Zayed Tower with 355 inpatient rooms for adult care. The hospital's Bloomberg Children's Hospital has 205 private inpatient rooms and level 1 pediatric trauma services. U.S. News & World Report ranked the hospital No. 3 in the nation in 2019-20.

UAB Hospital (Birmingham, Ala.): 1,157 beds. UAB Hospital has around 1,147 physicians and 16,361 employees. The academic medical center reports nearly 50,000 discharges each year and more than 1.2 million outpatient clinic visits. The hospital's facilities also include a 430,000 square foot clinic, women and infant center and a rehabilitation center. Healthgrades honored the hospital with the Outstanding Patient Experience Award from 2017 to 2019.

Mount Sinai Medical Center (New York City): 1,134 beds. Mount Sinai Hospital is the flagship hospital of an eight-hospital health system which includes 7,480 physicians. In May, the New York State Department of Health awarded the hospital its highest quality rating for adult cardiac valve surgery. U.S. News & World Report ranked the hospital No. 14 in the nation.

Saint Francis Hospital (Tulsa, Okla.): 1,112 beds. Saint Francis is a nonprofit Catholic health system that includes a 1,112-bed tertiary care center with a children's hospital and level 4 neonatal intensive care unit. The health system employs more than 450 providers and includes 10,000 employees.

Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak (Mich.): 1,109 beds. Opened in 1955 as a 238-bed hospital, Beaumont has grown into a major academic and referral center that includes 8,726 employees and 2,125 physicians. The hospital is a level 1 adult trauma center and level 2 pediatric trauma center. The hospital typically has around 55 residency and fellowship programs.

Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston): 1,035 beds. Massachusetts General Hospital was ranked No. 2 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in 2019-20. Founded in 1811, the hospital has grown to serve more than 48,000 inpatients and 1.5 million outpatients annually. The hospital also records more than 100,000 ER visits annually and its surgeons perform 42,000 procedures there.

Baylor University Medical Center (Dallas): 1,025 beds. In the 2018 fiscal year, Baylor University Medical Center recorded 37,222 admissions, 102,640 emergency room visits and 227,901 outpatient visits. The hospital has 1,242 physicians and 4,982 employees. The hospital also has more than 20 specialty centers and offers patients access to more than 150 national clinical trials.

Tampa (Fla.) General Hospital: 1,007 beds. Tampa General Hospital serves a population of 4 million people in West Central Florida. The nonprofit hospital has more than 8,000 employees and is the primary teaching hospital for USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and has 400 residents and fellows assigned to it. It is a level 1 trauma center and its organ transplant center surgeons have performed more than 10,000 adult solid organ transplants.

University Hospital (Ann Arbor, Mich.): 1,000 beds. University Hospital opened its doors in 1986 as a 550-bed hospital and has grown into one of the largest in the nation. It is a member of the Michigan Medicine health system and 70 percent of its patients are admitted from outside communities or regional hospitals. The campus's 1.7 million square feet house clinical laboratories, operating rooms and inpatient care.

UF Health Shands Hospital (Gainesville, Fla.): 996 beds. UF Health Shands Hospital includes 1,209 physicians and more than 9,000 skilled nursing and support staff members. The hospital reported around 55,373 admissions in 2018 and 10,324 employees. U.S. News & World Report named the hospital among the best regional hospitals in North Florida for 2018-19.

NYU Langone Tisch Hospital (New York City): 725 beds. Tisch Hospital treats patients from around the world. In addition to its 725 beds, the hospital includes 66 operating rooms and an advanced critical care unit. The hospital's labor and delivery unit reports 4,200 deliveries per year.

Miami Valley Hospital (Dayton, Ohio): 990 beds. Miami Valley Hospital opened in 1890 and has grown into a three-hospital system with a level 1 trauma center. U.S. News & World Report ranked Miami Valley Hospital No. 6 in Ohio for 2019-20. The hospital also earned recognition from Healthgrades among the America's 100 Best Hospitals for three consecutive years.

Vidant Medical Center (Greenville, N.C.): 974 beds. Vidant Medical Center provides medical services to more than 1.4 million patients annually across 29 counties. The hospital is a level 1 trauma center and the flagship teaching hospital for Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. The hospital received the Mission: Lifeline Gold STEMI Receiving Center Quality Achievement Award and NSTEMI Gold Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association in August.

Huntsville (Ala.) Hospital: 971 beds. Huntsville Hospital is a regional referral center for northern Alabama and southern Tennessee. It is the flagship facility for Huntsville Hospital Health System, which includes additional hospitals across Tennessee. Systemwide, Huntsville has 2,200 patient beds and 15,000 employees.

Duke University Hospital (Durham, N.C.): 957 beds. Duke University Hospital has 51 operating rooms and a nine-OR ASC. The nonprofit hospital has earned the Healthcare Equality Index Leader recognition from the Human Rights Campaign in 2018 and a Hospital Safety Grade of A from 2012 to 2019. U.S. News & World Report also named the hospital among the top 20 hospitals in the nation for 2019-20.

UNC Medical Center (Chapel Hill, N.C.): 944 beds. UNC Medical Center has a staff of 7,100 employees, including a 1,100-person medical staff, and treats more than 37,000 patients each year. The hospital serves all 100 North Carolina counties and its satellite locations provide care to more than 800,000 patients each year. The hospital also includes the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute-designated facility.

Houston Methodist Hospital: 933 beds. Houston Methodist Hospital, part of an eight-hospital health system, includes 1,915 affiliated physicians and 85 operating rooms. The hospital reported 38,867 admissions and 373,564 outpatient visits in 2018. It has a 26-floor outpatient center that includes 30 operating rooms.

MedStar Washington Hospital Center: 926 beds. MedStar Washington Hospital Center is a nonprofit academic medical center that provided around 433,000 inpatient and outpatient visits last year. The hospital has a medical, dental and surgical staff with around 1,650 team members and is the founding site for the MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute. In 2018-19, U.S. News & World Report honored the hospital with a national ranking for its heart program.

Inova Fairfax Hospital (Falls Church, Va.): 923 beds. The Inova Fairfax Hospital campus includes a children's hospital and is the flagship location of the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute. The hospital is also a level 1 trauma center and teaching facility for Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond and Georgetown in Washington, D.C., among others. The hospital also has partnerships with seven schools of pharmacy around the East Coast and Midwest.

Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center (Winston-Salem, N.C.): 921 beds. Forsyth Medical Center, along with Novant Health Medical Park Hospital, hosts around 40,000 surgical procedures per year. The hospital focuses on orthopedic and neurological procedures, equating to around 7,000 surgeries annually. The hospital was founded in 1887 and has grown into an accomplished institution. It has earned the Clinical Excellence Award from VHA and the Quality Gold Plus Achievement Award from the American Heart Association.

Ochsner Medical Center (New Orleans): 915 beds. Ochsner Medical Center is a member of Ochsner Health System, a 40-hospital health system that has 4,500 employed and affiliated physicians as well as 25,000 employees. The nonprofit academic medical center recently expanded care with a new tower for patients receiving cardiology, neuroscience, transplant and surgery services.

Houston Methodist Hospital: 907 beds. Houston Methodist Hospital is a nonprofit, faith-based medical center with six centers of excellence. The hospital provides almost 400,000 emergency room, outpatient visits and admissions annually. Healthgrades named the hospital among America's 50 Best Hospitals in 2019 and it earned the Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award. U.S. News & World Report named Houston Methodist among the top 20 hospitals in the nation for 2019-20.

Christiana Hospital (Newark, Del.): 906 beds. Christiana Hospital is a 1.3 million square foot hospital that serves as a level 1 trauma center. The teaching hospital has more than 1,400 physicians and surgeons as active members of the medical staff. It's heart and vascular institute hosts more than 1,000 open heart surgeries per year and includes about 50 clinical trials annually.

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (Columbus): 900 beds. In August, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center recorded a milestone: performing more than 10,000 transplant surgeries. The hospital has nearly 30,000 employees and 1,753 physicians. The hospital reported 64,534 patient admissions and 132,632 emergency room visits for the 2019 fiscal year. Wexner Medical Center also promotes research and reports more than 2,000 active studies and clinical trials.

Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Chicago): 894 beds. Northwestern Memorial Hospital is the primary teaching affiliate of the Feinberg School of Medicine. The hospital is the flagship facility of Northwestern Medicine, which includes 4,400 aligned physicians and hundreds of locations in the Chicago area. In 2019-20, U.S. News & World Report ranked Northwestern Memorial Hospital among the top 10 hospitals
in the nation.

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Los Angeles): 886 beds. Founded in 1902 as a 12-bed hospital, Cedars-Sinai has turned into a health system with more than 40 locations around Los Angeles and 4,500 physicians and nurses. The hospital reports 50,300 admissions and 794,317 outpatient visits per year. It also supports 14,525 full-time employees and a 2,166-member medical staff. Research is also prioritized at Cedars-Sinai, with 1,845 research projects systemwide.

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (Winston-Salem, N.C.): 885 beds. The 885-bed Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, part of the five-hospital Wake Forest Baptist Health, is an academic medical center that serves residents of 24 counties in North Carolina and southwest Virginia. It includes certified level I trauma centers for adults and children, a NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center plus the aging expertise of the only Claude Pepper Independence Center and Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center between Baltimore and Altanta. It was founded in 1902 as a medical school for Wake Forest College and grown to a five-hospital health system with more than 19,000 employees, 2,000 physicians and 230 clinics. The hospital also participates in the American Hospital Association's #123forEquality Campaign to promote equitable healthcare delivery.

Medical City Dallas: 876 beds. Medical City Dallas includes 100 specialties and more than 1,500 physicians. Medical City treats adult and pediatric patients who travel from more than 75 countries for treatment. The hospital was tied for the No. 5 ranking by U.S. News & World Report 2019-20 best hospitals in Dallas-Fort Worth.

Hartford (Conn.) Hospital: 867 beds. Hartford Hospital is a regional referral center that includes a 114-bed mental health facility and 104-bed long term care facility. The hospital has around 1,280 physicians and dentists on its medical staff and more than 7,000 nurses and staff members.

Lakeland (Fla.) Regional Health Medical Center: 864 beds. Lakeland Regional Medical Center is part of a health system that includes a 550-member medical staff and 25-plus specialties. The hospital reports around 210,020 emergency department visits per year and more than 1,300 trauma visits annually. U.S. News & World Report named Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center among the top 25 hospitals in Florida for 2019-20.

NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center (New York City): 862 beds. NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center is an academic medical center and part of NewYork-Presbyterian, an integrated academic healthcare system with 10 hospital campuses and more than 200 primary and specialty care clinics and medical groups.

Mercy Hospital St. Louis: 859 beds. Mercy Hospital is a level 1 trauma center and level 3 neonatal intensive care unit. The hospital has earned a spot on the IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list and CMS 5-Star Hospital rating. Mercy Hospital St. Louis has 317 locations, 1 million outpatient visits and 89,054 emergency visits during fiscal year 2018.

Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center of Aurora Health Care (Milwaukee): 854 beds. St. Luke's Medical Center partnered with SamaritanMedical Center in 1984 to form Aurora Health Care, which has grown to include more than 15 hospitals and 150 clinics. The system merged with Advocate Health Care in 2018. U.S. News & World Report ranked St. Luke's Medical Center the No. 2 hospital in Wisconsin in 2019-20.

Texas Heart Institute at Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center (Houston): 850 beds. Texas Heart Institute at Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center has recorded more than 250,000 cardiac catheterizations, 115,000 open heart surgeries and 1,450 heart transplants since its inception. Its specialists treat patients form more than 75 countries. U.S. News & World Report ranked the hospital among the top 25 hospitals in the nation for cardiology and heart surgery in 2019-20.

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (Philadelphia): 837 beds. Thomas Jefferson University Hospital is the flagship facility of Jefferson Health. As of June 2018, the hospital reported 39,970 inpatient visits and 1.3 million outpatient visits annually. The hospital has around 2,580 physicians and practitioners and nearly 9,000 employees.

The University of Kansas Hospital (Kansas City): 831 beds. University of Kansas Hospital is an academic medical center with 23 accredited residency programs and 30-plus research institutes and centers. In 2018, University of Kansas Hospital ranked No. 5 among academic hospitals in the nation and received Vizient's Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership award.

Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center (Houston): 832 beds. Founded in 1925, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center has expanded to include a certified level 1 trauma center, and it serves more than 40,000 patients per year in its emergency and trauma center. The hospital earned the 2014 UHC Quality Leadership award. The hospital has a partnership with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, providing access to 700 physicians to the community.

Baptist Health - Little Rock (Ark.): 827 beds. Baptist Health - Little Rock is a faith-based hospital with a heart, orthopedic and women's health center. It is part of the Arkansas-based Baptist Health system, which includes more than 11,000 employees and 1,500 physicians. The system also includes around 100 primary care and specialty clinics in Arkansas and Oklahoma.

Orlando (Fla.) Regional Medical Center: 808 beds. Orlando Regional Medical Center is the flagship hospital for Orlando Health, providing medical care, rehabilitation and a brain injury rehab program. Orlando Regional Medical Center is also a level 1 trauma center, serving 85,000 patients per year. The center has also earned the silver Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.

Mayo Clinic Hospital – Methodist Campus (Rochester, Minn.): 794 beds. Mayo Clinic Hospital - Methodist Campus is an integrated medical center that includes a transplant program as well as several specialists. The hospital has 41 operating rooms as well as a women's cancer program and vascular center.

ProMedica Toledo (Ohio) Hospital: 794 beds. ProMedica Toledo Hospital serves a 27-county area in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. The hospital has more than 4,800 employed healthcare professionals as well as 1,000 affiliated physicians. Healthgrades honored the hospital as one of the 50 Best Hospitals in the nation through 2018 to 2019.

Brigham and Women's Hospital (Boston): 793 beds. Brigham and Women's Hospital is the flagship institution for Brigham Health, which has more than 1,000 inpatient beds and 1,200 physicians providing care at its locations. Brigham and Women's Hospital is also a teaching affiliate of Boston-based Harvard Medical School, and the health system has nearly 5,000 scientists and physician investigators.

University of Maryland Medical Center (Baltimore): 789 beds. The University of Maryland Medical Center is the flagship hospital of the University of Maryland Medical System in Baltimore. It has more than 10,000 employees and 1,000 faculty physicians. In 2018, the hospital reported more than 420,000 outpatient visits and more than 33,000 admissions at both its downtown and midtown campuses. UMMC has earned the Beacon Award for Excellence, a national award for critical care.

UCSF Health Diller Medical Center at Parnassus Heights (San Francisco): 782 beds. UCSF Helen Diller Medical Center at Parnassus Heights is a 15-story hospital with ambulatory care services and a psychiatric institute. The hospital is part of UCSF Health, which had 45,800 inpatient discharges and 1.8 million outpatient visits last year.

Hackensack University Medical Center: 781 beds. Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center is a nonprofit teaching hospital that dates back to its founding in 1888. The hospital has 6,500 physicians and 32,100 team members that provide care to patients in Bergen County and beyond. The hospital is ranked No. 2 in New Jersey and No. 59 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for 2019-20.

Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest (Allentown, Pa.): 780 beds. Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest is the flagship hospital of Lehigh Valley Health Network. It is a level 1 trauma center and has a children's ER, certified for level 2 pediatric trauma. The hospital is a member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance. In fall of 2018, the hospital earned a hospital safety grade of A from The Leapfrog Group.

UMass Memorial Medical Center – Memorial Campus (Worcester, Mass.): 773 beds. UMass Memorial Medical Center is part of a three-hospital health system that has 1,700 physicians on the active medical staff and 13,000 total employees. The hospital was among the 2019 Newsweek Top 100 Hospitals and 2019 Healthgrades Best Hospitals awards. It was also voted among Worcester Magazine's best hospitals for 2019.

Reading Hospital (West Reading, Pa.): 714 beds. Reading Hospital is the flagship facility of Tower Health. It includes the Reading HealthPlex, McGlinn Cancer Institute and Miller Regional Heart Center. The hospital has more than 1,000 physicians and 49 locations.

Parkland Health and Hospital System (Dallas): 771 beds. Opened in 1894, Parkland Health and Hospital System has grown into an organization with 20 community-based clinics and the teaching hospital for the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. The public hospital reports more than 1 million patient visits every year and is a level 1 trauma center.

NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center (New York City): 738 beds. NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center is an academic medical center and part of NewYork-Presbyterian, an integrated academic healthcare system with 10 hospital campuses and more than 200 primary and specialty care clinics and medical groups. The health system has around 47,000 employees and affiliated physicians.

North Shore University Hospital (Manhasset, N.Y.): 738 beds. North Shore University Hospital has more than 4,000 physicians delivering a wide range of specialty and general healthcare. The hospital, part of New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health, has a level 1 trauma center in an emergency department that serves 90,000 patients per year. The hospital has earned the Silver Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses and earned recognition from U.S. News & World Report among the 50 best hospitals in the nation for cardiac care in 2018-19.

Albany (N.Y.) Medical Center: 734 beds. Albany Medical Center is part of Albany Med, a three-hospital system with more than 850 physicians. The health system also has more than 100 off-site locations and conducted around 2 million outpatient and off-site visits last year.

Broward Health Medical Center (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.): 716 beds. Broward Health Medical Center is a nonprofit hospital and level 1 trauma center. The hospital also has 800 physicians delivering care. Broward Health Medical Center includes a 71-bed level 3 neonatal intensive care unit and the Salah Foundation Children's Hospital which cares for patients from South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. 

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (Nashville, Tenn.): 680 beds. Vanderbilt University Medical Center provides more than 2 million patient visits per year as one of the largest academic medical centers in the Southeast. VUMC has 24,039 employees and supports 1,054 residents. It is part of Vanderbilt Health, which includes 1,336 beds systemwide.

Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital (Grand Rapids, Mich.): 679 beds. Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital dates back to 1873, when it was opened. Since then, the flagship hospital for Grand Rapids-based Spectrum Health has grown into a regional referral center that includes a burn center and level 1 trauma center. The hospital has earned the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.

The Medical Center, Navicent Health (Macon, Ga.): 637 beds. The Medical Center, Navicent Health is a nationally-verified Level I-designated Trauma Center and a three-time Magnet Designated hospital for nursing excellence worldwide. The flagship location for the Navicent Health system in central and south Georgia, it serves as the primary teaching hospital for the Mercer University School of Medicine. The American Hospital Association (AHA) recognized Navicent Health with its prestigious Equity of Care Award in 2018.

Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville (Fla.): 623 beds. Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville reported 27,332 admissions and 18,339 surgeries in 2017. The hospital is part of a five-hospital health system that includes 1,168 beds and reported 46,896 total surgeries in 2018.

IU Health Methodist Hospital (Indianapolis): 618 beds. Methodist Hospital is part of Indianapolis-based Indiana University Health, which reported 115,354 admissions and 109,525 surgical cases in 2017. The health system has around 30,000 team members and 2,696 available beds. From 2007 to 2010, the hospital received a top ranking in quality and patient safety from University Health Consortium.

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