Top 20 hospitals by labor and delivery beds
The vast majority of people on Earth are born in a hospital. The labor and delivery wing of a healthcare facility is a place where new parents can get all of the treatment that they need and have access to numerous resources to safely deliver their child.
Using Definitive Healthcare’s HospitalView product, we created a list of the U.S. hospitals with the most labor and delivery beds.
|Number of beds
|Number of labor and delivery beds
|Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville
|West Penn Hospital
|Greater Baltimore Medical Center
|Mercy Health - Anderson Hospital
|Terre Haute Regional Hospital
|CaroMont Regional Medical Center
|MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital
|Mary Washington Hospital
|Northside Hospital Atlanta
|Mercy Medical Center
|Lexington Medical Center
|Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center
|Prisma Health Baptist Hospital
|Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple
|Mission Regional Medical Center
|Baptist Memorial Hospital - Memphis
|Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
|Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center
Which hospitals have the most labor and delivery beds?
The hospital with the most labor and delivery beds is Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville. This facility is located in Jacksonville, Florida and currently has 69 labor and delivery beds. Baptist Medical Center is a nationally designated Center of Excellence for obstetric anesthesia care by the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP). It was the first healthcare facility in Florida to receive this designation. In addition, the facility just completed renovations on their maternity suites and plans to add more labor and delivery beds over the next few years.
The hospital with the second most labor and delivery beds is West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. This facility has 68 labor and delivery beds and has been in operation since 1848. West Penn Hospital has one of the fastest growing labor and delivery units in the state and its OB-GYN care was recently rated the best in Pittsburg by U.S. News and World Report.
The third-place hospital is Tisch Hospital in New York City. This facility is a part of New York University’s Langone network and currently has 64 labor and delivery beds. In addition, it is also currently ranked as the best hospital in New York and the third best in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.
Why is obstetrics important to healthcare?
Obstetrics is important to healthcare because it is the field of medicine that ensures that both the mother and the baby are as safe as possible during delivery. With obstetrics, the healthcare professional can care for any complication that may arise during pregnancy, ensuring safety for the mother and baby through all phases of pregnancy and childbirth.
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