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Top 15 hospitals in New York by facility square footage

New York is one of the most populous states in the nation and home to New York City, the largest city in the U.S. As a result, New York has some of the country’s largest hospitals.

Below we’ve compiled a list of the top hospitals in New York by total facility area.

15 largest hospitals in New York by total facility area

Hospital nameHospital typeCityDefinitive IDTotal facility square footageExplore dataset
Creedmoor Psychiatric CenterPsychiatric HospitalQueens Village50399,454,264Explore
St Lawrence Psychiatric CenterPsychiatric HospitalOgdensburg59608,746,450Explore
Kingsboro Psychiatric CenterPsychiatric HospitalBrooklyn50306,847,131Explore
Hutchings Psychiatric CenterPsychiatric HospitalSyracuse60506,010,841Explore
Faxton St Luke’s Healthcare - St Luke’s CampusShort Term Acute Care HospitalUtica28575,607,138Explore
NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital (AKA New York Downtown Hospital)Short Term Acute Care HospitalNew York28514,559,712Explore
Greater Binghamton Health CenterPsychiatric HospitalBinghamton61284,366,645Explore
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount SinaiShort Term Acute Care HospitalNew York28484,105,312Explore
Buffalo Psychiatric CenterPsychiatric HospitalBuffalo59743,963,365Explore
Rochester Psychiatric CenterPsychiatric HospitalRochester5821783,855,128Explore
Mohawk Valley Psychiatric CenterPsychiatric HospitalUtica50983,785,051Explore
NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital (FKA Lawrence Hospital Center)Short Term Acute Care HospitalBronxville29293,365,014Explore
Tisch HospitalShort Term Acute Care HospitalNew York28433,216,359Explore
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer CenterShort Term Acute Care HospitalNew York28463,025,423Explore
Eastern Niagara Hospital - LockportShort Term Acute Care HospitalLockport28532,788,840Explore

Fig 1. Data is from Definitive Healthcare HospitalView product. Total facility square footage is from the April 2022 Medicare Cost Report. Data accessed July 2022.

What is the largest hospital in New York based on total square footage?

The largest hospital in New York is Creedmoor Psychiatric Center, with nearly 9.5 million square feet. Coming in second is St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center with 8.7 million square feet and Kingsboro Psychiatric Center is third with 6.8 million square feet.

The average facility square footage for hospitals on the list is 4,913,112.

Creedmoor Psychiatric Center and St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center also took the number one and two spots on the list of top hospitals in the U.S. by total facility area.

Which type of hospital in New York has the highest total facility area?

More than half of the hospitals on the list are psychiatric hospitals, while the remaining hospitals on the list are short-term acute care hospitals.

Psychiatric hospitals primarily offer extended in-patient services, requiring more space for beds and facilities like bathing, dining, treatment and recreation.

What is a psychiatric hospital?

Psychiatric hospitals specialize in care for people with acute and chronic mental illness.

Many individuals require extended in-patient care at these hospitals as they provide a safe and supportive environment for patients to receive intensive treatment for their mental health conditions. Care patients may receive includes 24/7 safety monitoring and assessment, medication management and psychological therapy services

Where are the top hospitals by total facility square footage located in New York?

The top hospitals by total facility square footage are located throughout the state of New York.

The majority of the short-term acute care hospitals on the list are located in New York City, while the psychiatric hospitals are more geographically spread out.

It makes sense that the largest psychiatric hospitals are spread out across the state given the specialized care they provide and how few of these facilities exist. According to data in HospitalView, there are just over 800 active psychiatric hospitals in the U.S. and only 33 active psychiatric hospitals in New York, which means these facilities need to be more spread out geographically to serve a larger patient population.

What is total facility area?

Total facility area is a measurement of the size of a healthcare facility and indicates the number of square feet in an organization’s fixtures and facilities.

Knowing the total facility area is beneficial because it gives insight into healthcare organizations’ costs, operations and governance.

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