Top teaching hospitals by number of beds

Teaching hospitals are at the heart of graduate medical education. As the final phase of training for those who have successfully completed medical school, a teaching hospital offers future doctors the opportunity to learn and practice healthcare in a hospital setting.  

These facilities also have an important place within the broader healthcare ecosystem. Teaching hospitals have access to cutting-edge equipment and specialists usually not available anywhere else in the community.  

Using HospitalView, we ranked the top 20 teaching hospitals in the U.S. by the number of staffed beds available. You can also read our Healthcare Insights on the top teaching hospitals by net patient revenue for analysis from a different perspective.  

The top 20 teaching hospitals ranked by number of staffed beds

Hospital Name 

State 

Definitive ID 

# of Staffed Beds 

Net Patient Revenue 

Houston Methodist Hospital (FKA the Methodist Hospital) 

TX 

4012 

1,116 

$2,114,391,175  

Mayo Clinic Hospital - Saint Marys Campus 

MN 

2191 

1,111 

$2,837,714,279  

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (AKA Ohio State University Hospital) 

OH 

3140 

1,026 

$2,196,385,250  

Duke University Hospital 

NC 

2973 

960 

$2,675,540,231  

University Hospital 

MI 

2096 

944 

$4,028,211,053  

Northwestern Memorial Hospital 

IL 

1135 

874 

$1,792,009,307  

Brigham and Women’s Hospital 

MA 

1969 

804 

$2,282,609,958  

University of Oklahoma Medical Center (AKA OU Medical Center) 

OK 

3329 

756 

$1,335,512,683  

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania 

PA 

3571 

749 

$2,454,906,000  

Tisch Hospital 

NY 

2843 

725 

$5,674,123,738  

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics 

IA 

1461 

723 

$2,111,110,331  

Baystate Medical Center 

MA 

1940 

707 

$1,257,952,243  

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center 

MA 

1970 

694 

$1,359,617,729  

Henry Ford Hospital 

MI 

2111 

693 

$1,759,542,920  

The University of Tennessee Medical Center 

TN 

3784 

671 

$939,626,474  

Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix (FKA Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center) 

AZ 

168 

656 

$951,503,802  

OSF Saint Francis Medical Center 

IL 

1242 

643 

$1,105,603,905  

Vanderbilt University Medical Center 

TN 

3742 

626 

$4,691,813,631  

University of California Davis Medical Center (AKA UC Davis Medical Center) 

CA 

515 

598 

$2,412,137,971  

Rush University Medical Center 

IL 

1149 

592 

$1,992,372,740 

Fig 1. Data from Definitive Healthcare’s HospitalView database. Data is from October 2021 Medicare Cost Report release. Data accessed May 2022.  

Which teaching hospital has the most staffed beds? 

From the list above, we can see that Houston Methodist Hospital in Texas ranks number one with 1,116 staffed beds. The Mayo Clinic Hospital in Minnesota follows closely behind, with 1,111 staffed beds.  

Other hospitals on this list include Tisch Hospital in New York and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Massachusetts, both of which rank highly on our list of the top teaching hospitals by net patient revenue.  

By exploring the heat map below, we can see that many of the top teaching hospitals are in the Northeast and Midwest of the U.S. This tracks as nearly all teaching hospitals are found near major cities or reside in high-population states.  

 

What is a teaching hospital? 

A teaching hospital is exactly as it sounds: a hospital that partners with a medical school to teach and train the next generation of physicians, nurses, therapists and other healthcare professionals. Like their traditional counterparts, teaching hospitals also provide patients and the community with healthcare services ranging from routine medical care to surgeries, rehabilitation and more.  

Teaching hospitals also dedicate considerable resources to furthering medical and clinical research. As a result, most teaching hospitals attract highly qualified specialists capable of offering unique care for complex illnesses and injuries not available anywhere else in the region.  

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