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Which rehabilitation hospitals have the most beds?

When patients require hospital-level medical services along with intensive, ongoing therapeutic care, rehabilitation hospitals provide post-acute care to ensure their successful recovery from injury, illnesses, or surgical procedures

Rehab hospitals typically staff multidisciplinary care teams and may specialize in a particular condition or modality, like physical therapy, behavioral and neuropsychological care, or amputation recovery.

Using information from the Definitive Healthcare HospitalView product, we’ve developed a list of U.S. rehab hospitals ranked by their number of staffed beds. 

Top 15 U.S. rehabilitation hospitals by number of beds

RankHospital nameCityStateDefinitive ID# of staffed bedsExplore dataset
1Shirley Ryan AbilityLab ChicagoIL5910226Explore
2Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of New England (FKA HealthSouth New England Rehabilitation Hospital)WoburnMA5566210Explore
3Cleveland Clinic Rehabilitation Hospital - AvonAvonOH854830180Explore
4Banner Rehabilitation Hospital WestPeoriaAZ1023824168Explore
5Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Braintree (FKA HealthSouth Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital)BraintreeMA6272166Explore
5St Lawrence Rehabilitation CenterLawrencevilleNJ5087166Explore
7Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Harmarville (FKA HealthSouth Harmarville Rehabilitation Hospital)PittsburghPA5553162Explore
8Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital - University CampusJacksonvilleFL5544160Explore
8Cleveland Clinic Rehabilitation Hospital - Edwin ShawCopleyOH3237160Explore
10Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation HospitalLexingtonKY5368158Explore
11Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation - West OrangeWest OrangeNJ5322152Explore
12PAM Rehabilitation Hospital of Clear Lake (FKA Bay Area Rehabilitation Hospital of Webster)WebsterTX840553151Explore
13Carolinas Rehabilitation - CharlotteCharlotteNC6069150Explore
13Burke Rehabilitation HospitalWhite PlainsNY2933150Explore
15Bryn Mawr Rehab HospitalMalvernPA5771148Explore

Fig. 1 – Analysis of data from Definitive Healthcare’s HospitalView product. Data is sourced from the Medicare Cost report according to the most recent 12-month interval tracked in our database. Data accessed May 2023. 

Which rehab hospitals have the highest number of staffed beds? 

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab in Chicago, Illinois, has 226 staffed beds, putting it in the top position. With $264 million in net patient revenue (NPR), it’s also the highest-earning rehab hospital on our list (the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation is next, with $245 million in NPR). Specializing in stroke, spinal cord, and traumatic brain injury recovery, U.S. News & World Report has ranked this facility the #1 rehabilitation hospital for three decades straight. 

Second on our list is Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of New England in Woburn, Massachusetts, with 210 staffed beds. Offering a variety of services including neurological, orthopedic, stroke, and spinal cord injury rehabilitation, this facility is part of Encompass Health’s national network of more than 140 rehab facilities – one of the largest rehabilitation networks in the country. 

The Cleveland Clinic Rehabilitation Hospital – Avon in Avon, Ohio, comes in third with 180 staffed beds. Like the previous entry on our list, this facility offers a range of services to assist in the recovery from various illnesses, injuries, and surgeries. 

The average number of staffed beds among facilities on our list is 167, while the average number of staffed beds among all U.S. rehab hospitals is 60. 

What does the number of staffed beds say about a facility? 

A staffed bed is defined as a bed maintained for lodging adult, pediatric, or newborn ICU patients within a hospital’s acute, long-term, or domiciliary area. 

As a metric, staffed beds roughly indicate the number of patients a healthcare facility can care for. Typically, the more staffed beds, the more patients a healthcare facility can support, although patients with specific needs may require lodging in specialized areas within a facility. A hospital’s ability to staff beds may fluctuate based on the availability of locum tenens providers during staffing shortages

Along with metrics like total facility area, staffed beds can provide insight into a facility’s size, capabilities, and capacity. 

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