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