Top hospitals in Massachusetts by number of beds

Massachusetts has a population of nearly 7 million people and is among the most densely populated states in the country.

How many hospitals are in Massachusetts?

There are 159 hospitals in the state of Massachusetts. Definitive Healthcare tracks more than 7,300 active U.S. hospitals in our HospitalView product.

Below, we list Massachusetts hospitals by the highest number of staffed beds. This metric is updated annually from Medicare Cost Report data and supplemented with proprietary research.

Top 20 Massachusetts hospitals with the highest number of staffed beds

Rank Definitive ID Hospital name Location Hospital Type Number of staffed beds
1 1973 Massachusetts General Hospital Boston, MA Short term acute care hospital 995
2 1969 Brigham and Women's Hospital Boston, MA Short term acute care hospital 812
3 1970 Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston, MA Short term acute care hospital 718
4 1940 Baystate Medical Center Springfield, MA Short term acute care hospital 706
5 6261 Hebrew SeniorLife - Hebrew Rehabilitation Center Roslindale, MA Short term acute care hospital 667
6 1981 UMass Memorial Medical Center - University Campus Worcester, MA Short term acute care hospital 651
7 5375 Tewksbury Hospital Tewksbury, MA Short term acute care hospital 540
8 274100 Brockton VA Medical Center Brockton, MA VA hospital 448
9 274099 West Roxbury VA Medical Center West Roxbury, MA VA hospital 448
10 1976 Boston Medical Center Boston, MA Short term acute care hospital 428
11 1979 Boston Children's Hospital Boston, MA Children's hospital 415
12 550047 St Luke's Hospital New Bedford, MA Short term acute care hospital 391
13 1947 Lowell General Hospital - Main Campus Lowell, MA Short term acute care hospital 390
14 1966 Tufts Medical Center Boston, MA Short term acute care hospital 385
15 1960 South Shore Hospital South Weymouth, MA Short term acute care hospital 374
16 1956 Lahey Hospital & Medical Center - Burlington Burlington, MA Short term acute care hospital 335
17 1927 Charlton Memorial Hospital Fall River, MA Short term acute care hospital 328
18 1936 Holy Family Hospital - Methuen Methuen, MA Short term acute care hospital 293
19 5571 Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital Worcester, MA Psychiatric hospital 290
20 1935 North Shore Medical Center - Salem Hospital Salem, MA Short term acute care hospital 272

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

What is the largest hospital in Massachusetts by bed count?

Massachusetts General Hospital has the highest bed count among hospitals in the state with 995 staffed beds. Also known as Mass General, the Boston hospital is a leading academic medical center, magnet hospital, and research facility.

Brigham and Women’s Hospital has the second highest number of beds among Massachusetts hospitals with 812 beds. Another leading academic medical center in Boston, Brigham and Women’s Hospital is part of the same integrated delivery network (IDN) as Mass General, Mass General Brigham.

Most of the top Massachusetts hospitals are short-term acute care hospitals and the rest are VA hospitals, a children’s hospital, and a psychiatric hospital. Six are located in Boston and two are in Worcester. The average number of staffed beds for these 20 hospitals is 494 beds.

What is the average bed size for Massachusetts hospitals?

Based on the most recent data from the 159 Massachusetts hospitals in HospitalView, the average number of staffed beds is 176 beds.

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