50 Largest Hospitals in America

Here are the 50 largest hospitals in the United States listed by number of beds.

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. New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center (New York City) — 2,236. New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell is a major non-profit teaching hospital that offers a variety of services, including a renowned cancer program. The facility 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 I 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, where the hospital serves as an emergency transfer, receiving and stabilization center.

2. Florida Hospital Orlando (Fla.) — 1,972. Florida Hospital Orlando is a non-profit 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 southeastern part of the 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.

3. Jackson Memorial Hospital (Miami) — 1,756. Jackson Memorial Hospital is a non-profit tertiary teaching hospital that first opened in 1918. The hospital works in conjunction with the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine to offer a wide variety of services, educational programs, a space for clinical research and health-related community services. The hospital is well-known for its Ryder Trauma Center, the only adult and pediatric level I trauma center in the Miami-Dade area. It also features a 66-bed neonatal intensive care unit, the largest unit in the state, and is the only Florida hospital to perform every kind of organ transplant.

4. University of Pittsburgh (Pa.) Medical Center Presbyterian — 1,602. Founded in 1893, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian is a non-profit 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. UPMC Presbyterian is also designed as a level I regional resource trauma center. The hospital is divided into two buildings — UPMC Presbyterian and UPMC Montefiore — that are linked by a bridge.

5. Methodist Hospital (Indianapolis) — 1,450. Methodist Hospital, which is part of Clarian Health, is the largest hospital in Indiana with one of the largest critical care departments and the largest neuroscience critical care unit in the country. The hospital also implemented the first and largest comprehensive intensive care patient electronic monitoring system in Central Indiana. As a hospital with one of the largest emergency departments in the country, almost 97,000 patients came through Methodist's ED in 2008. One-hundred-thirty beds are dedicated to the critical care unit. The hospital has established itself as a leader in the community by launching outreach initiatives, including the Indiana Poison Center, Indiana Mothers' Milk Bank and ThinkFirst Shaken Baby Program.

6. Montefiore Medical Center – Moses Division Hospital (Bronx, New York) — 1,427. Non-profit Moses Division Hospital offers a variety of services to New York residents and beyond, including cardiac surgery, radiation therapy, joint replacement, spine surgery, Medicare-certified organ transplantation and hyperbaric medicine. 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.

7. Methodist Hospital (San Antonio) — 1,414. Methodist Hospital in San Antonio is a 1,414-bed hospital that includes flagship Methodist Hospital, Methodist Children's Hospital of South Texas, the Metropolitan Methodist Hospital, the Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital and Northeast Methodist Hospital. The hospital was founded in 1963 and is part of Methodist Healthcare. The hospital is a regional referral center with 2,500 employees and is used by more than 2,000 physicians associated with the Methodist Healthcare System. The facility is located in the South Texas Medical Center and is San Antonio's largest private hospital as well as the largest provider of healthcare to rural communities in South Texas.

8. Baptist Medical Center (San Antonio) — 1,402. Located in downtown San Antonio, non-profit Baptist Medical Center is part of Baptist Health System and 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.

9. Orlando (Fla.) Regional Medical Center — 1,367. Orlando Regional Medical Center, which is part of Orlando Health and located in downtown Orlando, specializes in trauma, critical care, emergency care, cardiology, orthopedics and neurosciences. ORMC, which is a non-profit institution, is one of Florida's six major teaching hospitals and Orlando Health's flagship medical center. It also contains central Florida's only level I 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.

10. 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, this non-profit organization 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.

11. The Cleveland (Ohio) Clinic — 1,270. With 1,700 salaried staff physicians in 120 specialties and subspecialties, the Cleveland Clinic operates through 10 northeast Ohio hospitals plus affiliates. The non-profit clinic handled approximately 3.7 million patient visits in 2009, including almost 80,000 surgical cases, making it one of the largest private medical establishments in the world. The clinic ranked No. 4 on U.S. News & World Report's list of America's Best Hospitals in 2010. Among specialties on U.S. News' list, it ranks No. 1 for heart and heart surgery; No. 2 for rheumatology, urology and digestive disorders; No. 4 for orthopedic and respiratory disorders; and No. 5 for kidney disorders.

12. Barnes-Jewish Hospital (St. Louis) — 1,258. Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis is the largest hospital in Missouri and the largest private employer in the St. Louis region. The non-profit hospital was created by the 1996 merger of Barnes Hospital and The Jewish Hospital of St. Louis. An affiliated teaching hospital of Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes-Jewish has an 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.

13. 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 a non-profit 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 medical services to indigent New York residents.

14. The Mount Sinai Medical Center (New York City) — 1,223. Mount Sinai Medical Center is comprised of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Mount Sinai Hospital, which was founded in 1852 and is one of the oldest and largest teaching, non-profit hospitals in the United States. 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.

15. Norton Hospital (Louisville, Ky.) — 1,150. Norton Hospital, a non-profit facility that is part of Norton Healthcare, 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.

16. Erie County Medical Center (Buffalo, N.Y.) — 1,137. The Erie County Medical Center is a non-profit regional center for trauma, burn, rehabilitation and cardiac care. It is also a major teaching facility, affiliated with the University at Buffalo. For the past ten years, the hospital has hosted popular "Camp 9-1-1" events that are designed to provide children ages 10 through 13 with an introduction to emergency medical services. In July 2010, the hospital was awarded the American Stroke Association's Get With the Guidelines Stroke Bronze Performance Achievement Award. The hospital was also recognized for an impressive goal of treating heart failure patients with 85 percent compliance for one year to core standard levels of care.

17. Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital (Houston) — 1,136. Memorial Hermann Southwest, a non-profit facility part of the Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, 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 1,136-bed hospital, which is the total number of beds from Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands 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 III trauma center. It is linked through air ambulance service to the level one trauma center at Memorial Hermann Hospital in the Texas Medical Center.

18. UAB Hospital (Birmingham, Ala.) — 1,121. UAB Hospital is a part of the larger UAB Health System, which also includes the Kirklin Clinic, Callahan Eye Foundation Hospital, UAB Highlands, UAB Health Centers and several other facilities. UAB Hospital, which is affiliated with the University of Alabama, is a non-profit facility that has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report for 18 consecutive years and also serves as a major center for clinical research. The hospital first opened in 1945 and has since grown to be Alabama's major healthcare center, serving approximately 35,000 patients per year.

19. North Shore University Hospital (Manhasset, N.Y.) — 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. North Shore, a non-profit facility, 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 and gynecological surgery. The hospital has a designated level I trauma center and an ambulatory surgery center that performs 10,000 surgical procedures every year.

20. Christiana Hospital (Newark, Del.) — 1,081. A 1.3-million-square-foot modern facility in Newark, Del., Christiana Hospital, which is a non-profit facility that is part of the larger Christiana Care Health System, includes Delaware's only level I trauma center, as well as the only delivering hospital in Delaware with a level III neonatal intensive care unit. More than 7,200 babies are born at Christiana every year. The hospital has 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.

21. 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 non-profit hospital is part of Beaumont Hospitals, which includes two other hospitals and several other healthcare facilities.

22. Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital (Grand Rapids, Mich.) — 1,033. Butterworth Hospital, which was founded 1890, has since grown into a regional leader in care, diagnostics, treatment and education. The non-profit facility, which is part of Spectrum Health, 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 I trauma center for adults and pediatrics, making it the only health care system in west Michigan with level I trauma certification. Butterworth Hospital is a teaching affiliate for the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.

23. Jewish Hospital (Louisville, Ky.) — 1,025. Jewish Hospital, which opened in 1905 and is part of Jewish Hospital & St. Mary's HealthCare, is now an internationally renowned, non-profit 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.

24. Albert Einstein Medical Center (Philadelphia) — 1,018. Non-profit Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia is a teaching hospital offering a full range of advanced health services to the Philadelphia community and is part of the Albert Einstein Healthcare Network. 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 I regional resource trauma center and a level III neonatal intensive care unit. Albert 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.

25. Memorial Regional Hospital (Hollywood, Fla.) — 1,014. Memorial Regional Hospital, which is one part of the Memorial Healthcare System, opened in 1953. It is the flagship hospital of Memorial Healthcare System, which also includes Memorial Regional Hospital South, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, Memorial Hospital West, Memorial Hospital Miramar and Memorial Hospital Pembroke. Memorial Regional is one of seven level I trauma centers in the state, and its expanded and modernized emergency department is the busiest in Broward County. Each year, the hospital admits 37,431 patients, its emergency department sees 126,288 patients and it hosts 8,169 inpatient and 6,464 outpatient surgeries.

26. Bergen Regional Medical Center (Paramus, N.J.) — 1,006. Public hospital Bergen Regional is both the largest hospital and includes the largest licensed nursing home in New Jersey. The medical center provides a comprehensive set of quality services including long-term care, behavioral healthcare and acute-care to Bergen County. Bergen Regional also has a full service emergency department, state-of-the-art operating suites and 21 ambulatory specialty services available through the BRMC clinic. The stated mission of Bergen Regional Medical Center is to provide high quality, cost-effective healthcare services to the New Jersey community, including the underserved.

27. Beth Israel Medical Center – Petrie Division (New York City) — 1,004. Beth Israel Medical Center, which is part of Continuum Health Partners, serves as the Manhattan Campus for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The non-profit 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. Beth Israel Medical Center is well-known for its orthopedic-subspecialties and has received awards for orthopedic surgery and spine surgery.

28. Ohio State University Hospital (Columbus, Ohio) — 963. As the flagship facility of the Ohio State University Medical Center, Ohio State University Hospital is consistently recognized as one of America's Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. The hospital specializes in critical care, organ transplantation, women's health, digestive diseases, minimally invasive surgery, rehabilitation as well as neurosciences. It is a major referral center for patients from Ohio and throughout the Midwest and features the only adult solid organ transplant program in central Ohio. Additionally, its rehabilitation program is ranked among the top programs in the country.

29. Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center (Brooklyn, N.Y.) — 955. As one of Brooklyn's largest non-profit hospitals, Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center employs a staff of more than 700 physicians, many of which are featured in the annual "Best Doctors" ratings. The hospital, which is also a teaching facility, features 24-hour emergency services, outpatient and rehabilitative programs and long-term specialty care. The emergency department at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center is one of Brooklyn's largest, and the New York State Department of Health has designated a Stroke Center at the facility. It was established in 1921 as a 75-bed facility, and in 2000 the hospital joined MediSys Health Network, a non-profit hospital corporation in New York.

30. Metropolitan State Hospital (Norwalk, Calif.) — 952. Metropolitan State Hospital was established in 1915 to provide specialized care and treatment to patients with mental health conditions. Approximately 1,500 administrative, clinical and ancillary staff members work together to treat patients' psychiatric illnesses. Metropolitan State is one of five hospitals within the California State Department of Mental Health, providing services to patients from all 58 California counties. The average daily population at the hospital is approximately 670 patients. Metropolitan State is the first facility to implement the psychosocial rehabilitation/recovery model, where patients are assisted in setting goals for recovery while closely imitating real life outside of the hospital.

31. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Los Angeles) — 947. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center opened in 1902 and is the largest non-profit academic medical center in the western United States with more than 350 residents and fellows participating in more than 60 graduate medical education programs. The hospital is affiliated with more than 2,000 physicians and is home to 10,000 employees. In Aug. 2010, the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute opened California's first 30-bed inpatient unit, devoted to providing advanced heart failure patients with an intensive, multi-disciplinary approach to inpatient care. Cedars-Sinai is ranked as one of America's Best Hospitals, according to the U.S. News & World Report.

32. Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital (Greensboro, N.C.) — 945. Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital is part of the four-hospital chain Moses Cone Health System. The non-profit facility serves as the health system's flagship, providing patient care for the surrounding community since 1953. The facility is located on a 63-acre campus, which also features the Moses Cone Heart and Vascular Center — at which cardiologists and cardiac surgeons perform more than 10,000 heart procedures a year — a pediatric emergency department, level II trauma center, rehabilitation and neuroscience center as well as the Moses Cone Urgent Care Center. The hospital offers comprehensive care across a wide range of specialties.

33. Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore) — 924. This non-profit teaching hospital, which has been established since 1889, has been consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report's list of Best Hospitals for 20 years in a row. Johns Hopkins Hospital works in conjunction with Johns Hopkins University to train future leaders in the healthcare industry through numerous academic departments, institutes and research centers. The hospital is part of the larger Johns Hopkins Health System, which also includes Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Suburban Hospital and Howard County General Hospital. The hospital offers patient care in a wide variety of specialties, including otolaryngology, gastroenterology, infectious diseases and pediatrics.

34. Saint John's Mercy Medical Center (St. Louis) — 919. Saint John's Mercy is part of the larger Saint John's Mercy Health Care system, which also includes Saint John's Mercy Hospital in Washington, Mo. Saint John's is one of the largest non-profit Catholic hospitals in the country and is the second-largest hospital in the St. Louis metropolitan area. The medical center, which was opened as a 25-bed infirmary for women and children in 1871, has grown to cover almost 80 acres of land. Saint John's Mercy features a 100,000-square-foot cancer center, the Children's Hospital, a surgery center and a 120-bed skilled nursing center.

35. Grady Memorial Hospital (Atlanta) — 918.
Grady is the public hospital for the city of Atlanta and the largest hospital in the state of Georgia. Opened in 1892 as a segregated institution, it is now the flagship of the Grady Health System. In 2008, Grady was made into a non-profit organization, and a revitalization campaign began. With a $50 million operating deficit, the new organization hired Michael Young, former CEO of Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo, N.Y., as the new CEO. In Nov. 2009, Mr. Young opened four new community health "super centers" around the Atlanta area to reduce overcrowding in the Grady emergency department. In May, Grady reached a positive operating margin for the first time in a decade.

36. Bellevue Hospital Center (New York City) — 912. Touted as America's oldest public hospital, Bellevue Hospital Center was founded in 1736. This flagship facility is part of New York City's Health and Hospitals Corporation. Following the 9/11 tragedy, Bellevue quickly became one of the city's busiest healthcare facilities. It recently was awarded a $16 million grant by New York City to develop the World Trade Center Treatment Center, which will provide free health evaluation and medical and mental health treatment to those exposed to dust or fumes, regardless of health insurance coverage. The hospital has been rated No. 1 for psychiatry by U.S. News & World Report. Additionally, Bellevue is affiliated with New York University School of Medicine.

37. Forsyth Medical Center (Winston-Salem, N.C.) — 909. Forsyth Medical Center is part of the larger system Novant Health, which is a chain that operates 12 hospitals. A non-profit hospital, Forsyth is one of the largest hospital facilities in the state. Medical services include audiology, sports medicine, rehabilitation, respiratory and sleep services. The hospital is known for its research and is affiliated with Duke University in that respect. It is also affiliated with Wake Forest University. Forsyth opened its new 55,000-square-foot emergency department in 2004 and features six specially designed units to treat up to 110,000 patients per year. Its Derrick L. Davis Forsyth Regional Cancer Center is also one of the leading cancer centers in North Carolina, diagnosing approximately 3,000 cancer cases each year.

38. Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston) — 907. The third-oldest hospital in the country, Massachusetts General Hospital serves as the major non-profit teaching hospital of Harvard University and boasts its consistent ranking as one of the top five hospitals in America by U.S. News & World Report. The hospital, which is part of Partners HealthCare, has five multi-disciplinary care centers — cancer, digestive disorders, heart disease, transplantation and vascular medicine. Massachusetts General Hospital is also known to have the country's largest hospital-based research program with an annual research budget of approximately $550 million. The hospital also admits nearly 47,000 inpatients and 1.5 million outpatient visits annually.

39. Inova Fairfax Hospital (Falls Church, Va.) — 904. Inova Fairfax Hospital is part of Inova Health System of North Virginia. The non-profit hospital features Northern Virginia's only level I trauma center for treating critically injured patients and offers a level III neonatal intensive care unit. The hospital's campus also is the home of Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children and Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, which is the region's only facility dedicated to cardiac care. Among its accolades, has been ranked one of America's Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report 13 out of the last 15 years. The hospital is also a teaching facility affiliated with the medical schools of Georgetown University, George Washington University and the Medical College of Virginia.

40. Tampa (Fla.) General Hospital — 898. Tampa General Hospital has been affiliated with the University of South Florida College of Medicine since the early 1970s. The nearly 900-bed non-profit hospital is the area’s only level I trauma center and one off only four burn centers in Florida. The hospital is home to one of the leading organ transplant centers in the country, having performed more than 6,000 adult organ transplants, including the state’s first successful heart transplant in 1985. Tampa General is also a state-certified comprehensive stroke center, and its 32-bed neuroscience intensive care unit is the largest on the west coast of Florida.

41. Lee Memorial Hospital (Fort Myers, Fla.) — 895. Lee Memorial Hospital is part of Lee Memorial Health System, which includes Bonita Community Health Center, Gulf Coast Medical Center, The Children's Hospital of SWFL and other healthcare facilities in Florida. With more than 1,800 employees and more than 1,000 physicians on staff, the hospital is able to provide care across a broad spectrum of specialties, including bariatrics, senior behavioral health, gastroenterology, neuroscience and spine care. Lee Memorial is recognized as one of the 100 Top Hospitals for stroke, orthopedics and intensive care, according to Thomson Reuters.

42. The Methodist Hospital (Houston) — 894. The non-profit Methodist Hospital, which is part of the Methodist Hospital System, opened in 1919 and is a private, adult teaching hospital affiliated with Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Methodist was the site of the world's first multiple organ transplant in the 1960s. In July 2010, Methodist opened the new Methodist Outpatient Center, a new 26-floor, 1.6 million-square-foot facility. Today, the hospital features nearly 900 beds and includes The Methodist Hospital Research Institute, which aims to conduct groundbreaking translational and clinical research to improve patient care.

43. Charlton Memorial Hospital (Fall River, Mass.) — 889. Non-profit Charlton Memorial Hospital, which is part of New Bedford, Mass.-based Southcoast Health System, provides the full spectrum of inpatient services and is the only hospital in the region to offer open heart surgery and elective coronary angioplasty. The hospital also features Fall River's only maternity service, which highlights the hospital as a leader in women's health. Charlton, which has been open to the community since 1885, also offers comprehensive rehabilitative services and outpatient services.

44. Saint Joseph's Hospital (Tampa, Fla.) — 883. Saint Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, which is part of BayCare Health System, was founded in 1934 by the Franciscan Sisters of Alleghany and is one of the largest hospitals on the west coast of Florida. Saint Joseph's is a non-profit hospital that provides a wide range of health, social and support services. The hospital's Cancer Institute diagnoses and treats more patients than any other facility in the Tampa Bay area, and its Rehabilitation Program is the only Tampa program accredited by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

45. Baptist Memorial Hospital – Memphis (Tenn.) — 875. Baptist Memorial Hospital, which is part of the Baptist Memorial Health Care System, was established in 1979 and is one of Tennessee's highest volume hospitals, with more than 26,000 admissions, 57,000 emergency department visits and 15,000 surgeries in 2009. The facility features the 19-bed inpatient Hardin Pediatric Center and the 165,000-square-foot Baptist Heart Institute. Baptist Memorial Hospital also operates Plaza Diagnostic Pavilion, an outpatient facility that handles an estimated 6,000 visits on a monthly basis.

46. Shands at the University of Florida (Gainesville, Fla.) — 865. Shands at UF is a private, non-profit hospital specializing in tertiary care for critically ill patients. The hospital also serves as a primary teaching hospital for the UF College of Medicine. As a teaching hospital, its more than 500 physicians representing 110 specialties works with UF College of Medicine faculty who are also known for their expertise and experience in research. While the healthcare facility offers a long list of medical services, it has established seven centers of emphasis for cancer, orthopedics, children's services, transplants, heart care, women and families and neurological services.

47. Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (Philadelphia) — 862. Established in 1825, the non-profit hospital, which is part of Jefferson Health System, features 862 beds and a number of recognized programs including orthopedics, rehabilitation, cancer, otolaryngology, gastroenterology, geriatrics, gynecology and pulmonology. This year the hospital was ranked among the best in the country in eight medical specialties by U.S. News & World Report. The hospital has more than 1,100 physicians on its medical staff and had more than 45,000 admissions in its fiscal year 2010.

48. Long Island Jewish Medical Center (New Hyde Park, N.Y.) — 861. Long Island Jewish Medical Center is part of the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. The non-profit medical center is known to be both the clinical and academic flagship of the health system. The facility spans over 48 acres and is comprised of three entities: Long Island Jewish Hospital, Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York and The Zucker Hillside Hospital. There are more than 500 full-time physicians working at the medical center and who represent all major specialties.

49. Saint Mary's Hospital (Rochester, Minn.) — 860. Saint Mary's, which is part of Mayo Health System, works with two other Mayo Health System healthcare facilities to provide more comprehensive and integrated care. Non-profit Saint Mary's is one of the nation's largest private hospitals and provides patient care in almost every medical specialty available. The hospital opened in 1889 as a joint project between the Sisters of Saint Francis, William James Mayo, Charles Horace Mayo and their father. Saint Mary's provides specialized treatment in a number of areas, including neurosurgery, emergency care, rehabilitation and neonatal intensive and pediatric care. The hospital also has a strong foundation of research laboratories dedicated to specialized research.

50. Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest (Allentown, Pa.) — 858. Lehigh Valley Hospital, which is part of Lehigh Valley Health Network and features one of Pennsylvania's largest regional heart centers, is consistently named one of the country's top programs for heart care and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report. The 858-bed facility is home to the only level I trauma center in the region with additional qualifications in pediatric trauma and a regional burn center. The campus also includes a new medical office building, The Center for Advanced Health Care, that features heart and orthopedic specialists and a state-of-the-art neuroscience center.

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