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The top ANCC Magnet hospitals by number of staffed beds

When a hospital is committed to superior nursing processes and quality patient care, it may be awarded Magnet Recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) the largest nurse credentialing organization in the U.S.

The ANCC not only provides certification for registered nurses (RN) and continuing nursing education (CNE), but it also runs recognition programs like the Magnet Recognition Program.

What is a Magnet hospital?

A Magnet hospital is designated by the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program and shows that the organization has demonstrated excellence in organizational hierarchy and nursing staff academic achievements. As of July 2022, 591 U.S. facilities have achieved Magnet designation.

The top 15 magnet hospitals by number of staffed beds

Hospital nameState# of staffed bedsExplore dataset
Cleveland Clinic Main CampusOH1,325Explore
Barnes-Jewish HospitalMO1,274Explore
IU Health Methodist HospitalIN1,247Explore
UPMC PresbyterianPA1,146Explore
UAB HospitalAL1,129Explore
Atrium Health Carolinas Medical CenterNC1,119Explore
Houston Methodist HospitalTX1,116Explore
Mount Sinai Medical Center (AKA the Mount Sinai Hospital)NY1,087Explore
Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical CenterTX1,067Explore
Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar CrestPA1,061Explore
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (AKA Ohio State University Hospital)OH1,026Explore
Beaumont Hospital - Royal OakMI1,025Explore
Ochsner Medical Center - Main CampusLA1,024Explore
The Johns Hopkins HospitalMD1,019Explore
Massachusetts General HospitalMA995Explore

Fig 1. Data from Definitive Healthcare’s HospitalView database.

We used HospitalView to rank the top 15 magnet hospitals in the U.S. by the number of staffed beds. Also, check out our Healthcare Insight report on the top magnet hospitals by operating expense for a different perspective.

Which Magnet hospitals have the highest number of staffed beds?

The list shows Cleveland Clinic Main Campus in Ohio ranking number one with 1,325 staffed beds. The Barnes-Jewish Hospital in Missouri and IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indiana follow closely behind, with 1,274 and 1,247 staffed beds respectively.

Other hospitals on this list include UPMC Presbyterian in Pennsylvania with 1,146 beds, UAB Hospital in Alabama with 1,129 staffed beds, and Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center in North Carolina with 1,119 staffed beds.

Most of the hospitals on this list are on the east coast, Midwest, and in Texas. While other hospital types make the list further down, all the top 15 hospitals are short term acute care hospitals. The top 15 hospitals have a combined staffed bed count of 16,660, which accounts for 9% of staffed beds across all the Magnet hospitals we track using HospitalView.

Why are Magnet hospitals important?

Magnet recognition puts an emphasis on continuing education and career development for nurses, ensuring that RNs and CNE programs are following high standards of patient care. Hospitals with this status can attract nurses seeking career and clinical growth opportunities and help reduce staff turnover.

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