54 health systems with the most hospitals

The following health systems contain the most short-term acute care hospitals in the United States.

The number of short-term acute care hospitals is based on data from the American Hospital Directory, which is based on hospitals' CMS cost reports. Data was accessed Jan. 11. The list includes nonprofit, public and for-profit organizations.

Note: Figures reflect facilities that fall under the category of "short term acute care" as defined by CMS. Numbers do not include psychiatric, rehabilitation, children's, critical access, long-term or "other" types of hospitals, and may differ from systems' marketing materials. 

1. HCA (Nashville, Tenn.) — 167
2. Community Health Systems (Franklin, Tenn.) —149
3. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (Washington, D.C.) — 141
4. Ascension Health (St. Louis) — 84
5. Tenet Healthcare (Dallas) — 62
6. Trinity Health (Livonia, Mich.) — 46
7. Prime Healthcare Services (Ontario, Calif.) — 42
8. Kaiser Permanente (Oakland, Calif.) — 38
9. Dignity Health (San Francisco) — 36
10. Catholic Health Initiatives (Englewood, Colo.) — 34
11. Indian Health Service (Rockville, Md.) — 34
12. Adventist Health System (Winter Park, Fla.) — 32
13. Quorum Health (Brentwood, Tenn.) — 32
14. Universal Health Services (King of Prussia, Pa.). — 28
15. LifePoint Health (Brentwood, Tenn.) — 27
16. Providence Health & Services (Renton, Wash.) — 27
17. Sutter Health (Sacramento) — 26
18. Christus Health (Irving, Texas) — 22
19. Banner Health (Phoenix) — 20
20. Baylor Scott & White Health (Dallas) — 19
21. IASIS (Franklin, Tenn.) — 18
22. Mercy Health (Cincinnati) — 18
23. SSM Health Care (St. Louis) — 18
24. UPMC (Pittsburgh) — 18
25. Intermountain Health Care (Salt Lake City) — 17
26. Mercy (Chesterfield, Mo.) — 17
27. New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System (New York City) — 16
28. Northwell Health (Great Neck, N.Y.) — 16
29. Adventist Health (Roseville, Calif.) — 15
30. UnityPoint Health (Des Moines, Iowa) — 15
31. Prospect Medical Holdings (Los Angeles) — 14
32. Saint Joseph Health (Irvine, Calif.) — 14
33. Texas Health Resources (Arlington) — 14
34. Aurora Health Care (Milwaukee) — 13
35. Centura Health (Englewood, Colo.) — 13
36. Franciscan Alliance (Mishawaka, Ind.) — 13
37. Ardent Health Services (Nashville, Tenn.) — 12
38. Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation (Memphis) — 12
39. Cleveland Clinic — 12
40. Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.) — 12 (includes short-term acute care hospitals in Rochester, Phoenix and Jacksonville as well as those part of Mayo Clinic Health System)
41. Memorial Hermann (Houston) — 12
42. Sentara Healthcare (Norfolk, Va.) — 12
43. Bon Secours Health System (Marriottsville, Md.) — 11
44. Duke LifePoint (Brentwood, Tenn.) — 11
45. Hackensack Meridian Health (Edison, N.J.) — 11
46. Hospital Sisters Health System (Springfield, Ill.) — 11
47. McLaren Health Care (Flint, Mich.) — 11
48. NYC Health + Hospitals (New York City) — 11
49. Presence Health (Chicago) — 11
50. RWJBarnabas Health (West Orange, N.J.) — 11
51. Advocate Health Care (Downers Grove, Ill) — 10
52. Allina Health (Minneapolis) — 10
53. Carolinas HealthCare System (Charlotte, N.C.) — 10
54. University Hospitals (Cleveland) — 10

 

Please write to mgamble@beckershealthcare.com with any questions about this list. This list was updated 1/19 to include Hackensack Meridian Health. 

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