25 largest public hospitals in America | 2015

Here are the 25 largest public hospitals in the United States, listed by number of beds.

Note: This list is based on data from hospitals' most recent cost reports, accessed through the American Hospital Directory. Data was accessed July 16. The hospital bed counts reported include all medical/surgical and special care beds in children's, critical access and acute care facilities under governmental control, as reported to CMS by the hospitals in their most recent cost reports.

In some cases, figures may include bed counts from affiliated facilities that share a provider number with the main hospital. Those facilities are identified in footnotes.

1. Jackson Memorial Hospital (Miami) — 1,6781
2. Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital (Houston) — 1,2002
3. UAB Hospital (Birmingham, Ala.) — 1,134
4. Memorial Regional Hospital (Hollywood, Fla.) — 1,0373
5. Carolinas Medical Center (Charlotte, N.C.) — 9984
6. Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (Columbus, Ohio) — 9625
7. University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers (Ann Arbor, Mich.) — 960
8. Grady Memorial Hospital (Atlanta) — 915
9. Bellevue Hospital Center (New York City) — 912
10. Huntsville (Ala.) Hospital — 8706
11. Parkland Hospital (Dallas) — 846
12. Lee Memorial Hospital (Fort Myers, Fla.) — 8357
13. University of North Carolina Hospitals (Chapel Hill, N.C.) — 8248
14. Greenville (S.C.) Memorial Hospital — 814
15. New Hanover Regional Medical Center (Wilmington, N.C.) — 7559
16. VCU Medical Center (Richmond, Va.) — 743
17. Ben Taub General Hospital (Houston) — 72710
18. Medical University of South Carolina – University Hospital (Charleston, S.C.) — 72611
19. Upstate University Hospital (Syracuse, N.Y.) — 71512
20. The University of Kansas Hospital (Kansas City, Kan.) — 699
21. University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics (Iowa City, Iowa) — 693
22. University Hospital of Brooklyn (N.Y.) — 68613
23. University of Mississippi Medical Center (Jackson, Miss.) — 668
24. Los Angeles County and University of Southern California Medical Center — 66414
25. Broward General Medical Center (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) — 656


[1] Includes information for the Jackson Rehabilitation Hospital, Jackson South Community Hospital, Jackson North Medical Center and Holtz Children's Hospital.
[2] Includes information for Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.
[3] Includes information for both the Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital and Memorial Regional Hospital South.
[4] Includes Carolinas Medical Center-Randolph.
[5] Includes information for Ohio State's Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital, Ohio State University Harding Hospital and Ohio State University Hospital East.
[6] Includes information for Huntsville Hospital for Women and Children.
[7] Includes information for the HealthPark Medical Center, The Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida and The Rehabilitation Hospital
[8] North Carolina Memorial, Children's and Women's Hospitals operate on this campus.
[9] Includes information for the Betty H. Cameron Women's and Children's Hospital, Cape Fear Hospital, the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Behavioral Health Hospital and the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Rehabilitation Hospital.
[10] Includes information for two other Harris County Hospital District entities: the Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital and the Quentin Mease Community Hospital.
[11] Includes information for The Institute of Psychiatry, Medical University of South Carolina - Ashley River Tower and Medical University of South Carolina - Children's Hospital.
[12] Includes information for Upstate Gulisano Children's Hospital and Upstate University Hospital - Community Campus. Also known as Upstate University Hospital - Downtown Campus.
[13] Includes the University Hospital of Brooklyn at Long Island College.
[14] Also known as LAC+USC Healthcare Network.

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