Top 20 hospitals in Texas by number of beds

Texas is the second largest state in the nation by both area and population. Its nearly 30 million residents have access to more than 900 hospitals and medical facilities, according to data from our platform.

Using the Definitive Healthcare HospitalView product, we’ve ranked the largest hospitals in Texas by their number of staffed beds.

Texas hospitals with the most staffed beds

Rank Hospital Name City # of Staffed Beds # of Discharges
1 Baptist Medical Center San Antonio 1,463 53,702
2 Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center Houston 1,067 46,596
3 Houston Methodist Hospital Houston 1,003 39,101
4 Texas Childrens Hospital Houston 861 34,340
5 Texas Heart Institute at Baylor St Lukes Medical Center Houston 850 N/A
6 Baylor University Medical Center - Dallas Dallas 844 35,532
7 Medical City Dallas Dallas 819 29,164
8 Methodist Hospital San Antonio 811 93,206
9 John Sealy Hospital Galveston 804 37,170
10 Parkland Health and Hospital System Dallas 801 42,444
11 University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Houston 739 26,908
12 Texas Health Fort Worth Fort Worth 653 37,134
13 William P Clements Jr University Hospital Dallas 641 29,590
14 CHI St Lukes Health - Baylor St Lukes Medical Center Houston 628 21,350
15 University Hospital San Antonio 625 24,731
16 Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple Temple 608 30,358
17 Hendrick Medical Center Abilene 558 20,310
18 Western Regional Medical Facility - John Montford Unit Lubbock 550 N/A
19 Texas Health Dallas Dallas 549 23,648
20 Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital Houston 547 75,463

Fig. 1Data is from Definitive Healthcare’s HospitalView product. Hospital data is sourced from the Medicare Cost Report and proprietary research. Data is accurate as of October 2022

Which Texas hospitals have the most staffed beds?

The Texas hospital with the most staffed beds is Baptist Medical Center in San Antonio with 1,463 beds. Baptist Medical Center is a part of the Baptist Health System, the largest and most expansive health system in the state. Founded over 100 years ago, the network now includes acute care hospitals, urgent care clinics, imaging centers and free-standing emergency departments, all of which are located in the San Antonio metro area. Baptist Health System is also a part of the Tenet Health Corporation which currently has more than 100,000 employees and has facilities in 43 states.

In second place is Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center in Houston. This facility has 1,067 staffed beds and provides emergency and trauma care to more than 40,000 patients every year. Memorial Hermann – Texas Medical Center is the primary, private teaching hospital for the McGovern Medical School, a part of UTHealth Houston. It is also currently ranked as the number two rehabilitation hospital in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.

The third-place hospital is Houston Methodist Hospital with 1,003 staffed beds. Houston Methodist Hospital is the flagship hospital within the Houston Methodist health system. The hospital is also ranked as the number one hospital in Texas by U.S. News and World Report.

Where are the largest Texas hospitals located?

Despite being one of the largest states geographically, most of Texas’ population reside in metro areas. The majority of the top 20 hospitals in Texas by number of beds are also located in major cities. Houston, the largest city in Texas by population has seven of the top 20 hospitals on the list, while the second largest, San Antonio, and third largest, Dallas, have three and five hospitals respectively on the list.

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