Top California hospitals by total discharges

With more than 39 million citizens, California is the largest state by population in the U.S.

How many hospitals are in California?

Definitive Healthcare tracks more than 7,300 active hospitals in our HospitalView product. Just over 500 of these hospitals, or 7%, are in California, which has the second most hospitals by state behind Texas.

How many patients are discharged from California hospitals each year?

Based on the most recent data from the 511 California hospitals in HospitalView, the state had just over 3 million patient discharges for an average number of annual discharges of 7,590 per hospital.

The following is a list of hospitals in California with the highest number of patient discharges. This data is updated quarterly from Medicare Cost Report data and the figure represents an annual number of discharges for the facility.

Hospitals with the most discharges in California

Rank Definitive ID Hospital Name City Number of annual discharges Number of staffed beds
1 430 Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Los Angeles 50,098 882
2 325 Community Regional Medical Center Fresno 35,961 663
3 550 UC San Diego Medical Center San Diego 34,103 381
4 560 UCSF Helen Diller Medical Center at Parnassus Heights San Francisco 33,309 785
5 545 Sharp Memorial Hospital San Diego 30,996 459
6 596 Santa Clara Valley Medical Center San Jose 29,960 827
7 476 LAC & USC Medical Center Los Angeles 29,768 596
8 467 Hoag Hospital Newport Beach Newport Beach 29,573 443
9 544 Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego San Diego 28,681 487
10 588 Stanford Hospital Stanford 28,661 554
11 508 Sutter Medical Center - Ose Adams Medical Pavilion Sacramento 27,198 501
12 515 University of California Davis Medical Center Sacramento 26,137 613
13 326 Saint Agnes Medical Center Fresno 25,525 385
14 551 Sharp Grossmont Hospital La Mesa 25,330 448
15 519 Loma Linda University Medical Center Loma Linda 23,070 469
16 506 Riverside Community Hospital Riverside 22,856 478
17 535 Kaiser Permanente Zion Medical Center San Diego 22,697 596
18 399 Torrance Memorial Medical Center Torrance 22,613 493
19 403 Huntington Hospital Pasadena 22,564 499
20 553293 Kaiser Permanente - Roseville Medical Center Roseville 22,105 340
21 526 Fontana Medical Center Fontana 21,861 626

Fig. 1 Data is from the Definitive Healthcare HospitalView product and sourced from the Medicare Cost Report. Data accurate as of May 2022.

Which hospital in California has the most discharges?

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles has about 50,000 patient discharges annually. The hospital also has the second highest number of staffed beds in the state. Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno had the second most discharges at nearly 36,000. The top 20 hospitals in California by total discharges account for 593,000 discharges, nearly 20% of all patient discharges in the state.

Why are patient discharge volumes important?

The number of patients discharged from a hospital is a clinical metric that indicates the volume of patients seen on an annual basis. It can be used to compare things like bed size, costs and net revenue to understand staffing, workload and financial implications.

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