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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.

Hospitals with the most labor and delivery beds

Rank Hospital name City State Number of beds Number of labor and delivery beds Explore dataset
Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville  Jacksonville FL 439 69 Explore
West Penn Hospital Pittsburgh PA 255 68 Explore
Tisch Hospital New York NY 725 64 Explore
Greater Baltimore Medical Center  Baltimore MD 82 60 Explore
Mercy Health - Anderson Hospital Cincinnati OH 210 56 Explore
Terre Haute Regional Hospital Terre Haute IN 164 52 Explore
CaroMont Regional Medical Center  Gastonia NC 393 52 Explore
MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital Tacoma WA 374 50 Explore
Mary Washington Hospital Fredericksburg VA 431 47 Explore
10 Northside Hospital Atlanta Atlanta GA 721 46 Explore
11 Mercy Medical Center Baltimore MD 113 45 Explore
12 Lexington Medical Center West Columbia SC 527 44 Explore
13 Parkland Health  Dallas TX 801 44 Explore
14 Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center Vancouver WA 147 42 Explore
15 Prisma Health Baptist Hospital  Columbia SC 271 41 Explore
16 Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple Temple TX 608 41 Explore
17 Mission Regional Medical Center Mission TX 270 41 Explore
18 Baptist Memorial Hospital - Memphis Memphis TN 642 40 Explore
19 Legacy Emanuel Medical Center Portland OR 391 36 Explore
20 Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center  Woodbridge VA 147 36Explore

Fig. 1 Data is from Definitive Healthcare’s HospitalView product. Data is from the December 2022 Medicare Cost Report release.

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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