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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

RankHospital nameCity# of staffed beds# of dischargesExplore dataset
1Baptist Medical CenterSan Antonio1,46353,702Explore
2Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical CenterHouston1,06746,596Explore
3Houston Methodist HospitalHouston1,00339,101Explore
4Texas Childrens HospitalHouston86134,340Explore
5Texas Heart Institute at Baylor St Lukes Medical CenterHouston850N/AExplore
6Baylor University Medical Center - DallasDallas84435,532Explore
7Medical City DallasDallas81929,164Explore
8Methodist HospitalSan Antonio81193,206Explore
9John Sealy HospitalGalveston80437,170Explore
10Parkland Health and Hospital SystemDallas80142,444Explore
11University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer CenterHouston73926,908Explore
12Texas Health Fort WorthFort Worth65337,134Explore
13William P Clements Jr University HospitalDallas64129,590Explore
14CHI St Lukes Health - Baylor St Lukes Medical CenterHouston62821,350Explore
15University HospitalSan Antonio62524,731Explore
16Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - TempleTemple60830,358Explore
17Hendrick Medical CenterAbilene55820,310Explore
18Western Regional Medical Facility - John Montford UnitLubbock550N/AExplore
19Texas Health DallasDallas54923,648Explore
20Memorial Hermann Southwest HospitalHouston54775,463Explore

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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