Top 20 largest California hospitals with the most staffed beds
California is by far the largest state in the country, with a population of nearly 40 million people as of 2022. According to Definitive Healthcare data, California also has the most hospitals of any state in the U.S. with 561 active facilities.
Using Definitive Healthcare’s HospitalView product, we created a list of the largest hospitals in California ranked by their number of staffed beds.
California hospitals by number of staffed beds
|Rank||Hospital name||City||# of staffed beds||# of discharges||Explore dataset|
|1||DSH - Metropolitan||Norwalk||1,004||583||Explore|
|2||Cedars-Sinai Medical Center||Los Angeles||882||50,098||Explore|
|3||Santa Clara Valley Medical Center||San Jose||827||29,960||Explore|
|4||UCSF Helen Diller Medical Center at Parnassus Heights||San Francisco||785||33,309||Explore|
|5||Community Regional Medical Center||Fresno||663||35,961||Explore|
|6||Fontana Medical Center||Fontana||626||21,861||Explore|
|7||University of California Davis Medical Center||Sacramento||613||26,137||Explore|
|8||LAC & USC Medical Center||Los Angeles||596||29,768||Explore|
|9||Kaiser Permanente Zion Medical Center||San Diego||596||24,064||Explore|
|11||Providence Mission Hospital Mission Viejo||Mission Viejo||523||15,318||Explore|
|12||Sutter Medical Center - Ose Adams Medical Pavilion||Sacramento||523||28,351||Explore|
|13||John Muir Health - Walnut Creek Medical Center||Walnut Creek||506||20,838||Explore|
|14||West Los Angeles VA Medical Center||Los Angeles||500||N/A||Explore|
|16||Torrance Memorial Medical Center||Torrance||493||22,613||Explore|
|17||Los Angeles Medical Center||Los Angeles||492||20,733||Explore|
|18||Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego||San Diego||487||28,681||Explore|
|19||Emanate Health Inter-Community Hospital||Covina||481||20,453||Explore|
|20||Riverside Community Hospital||Riverside||478||22,856||Explore|
Which California hospital has the most staffed beds?
The hospital with the most staffed beds in California is DHS - Metropolitan (Department of State Hospitals). This facility, located in Norwalk, California, has 1,004 staffed beds but only 583 patient discharges as of October 2022.
This low number of discharges may be because DSH - Metropolitan is a psychiatric hospital, designed to treat patients with severe mental health conditions. According to the facility’s website, this hospital serves patients who may be unable to provide food, clothing, or shelter for themselves. DSH -Metropolitan also treats people with mental health disorders who have been charged with a crime and are unable to defend themselves in a rational manner or understand court proceedings. Because of this, patients are very rarely discharged from the facility.
In second place is Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. One of the largest and most well-respected hospitals in the country, Cedars-Sinai has 882 staffed beds. According to the U.S News and World Report, Cedars-Sinai is currently ranked as the best hospital in California and the second-best hospital in the country. Cedar-Sinai Medical Center has significantly more discharges than any other hospital on the list. That is likely due to its high bed utilization rate (nearly 83%), its reputation as a top hospital, and its location in Los Angeles, the largest city in California with nearly 4 million residents.
Third place in our ranking is Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose. They have 827 staffed beds and have also been awarded numerous accolades over the years.
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