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838 best hospitals in the united states 300x246 5 Largest Hospitals In The United StatesMost people don’t give a great deal of thought about hospitals until they or someone they care about needs acute care. While size is not necessarily indicative of the level of care, many large hospitals are highly ranked in terms of specialty and/or patient satisfaction. Listed below are the five largest hospitals in the United States in terms of the number of beds available to patients.

New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
New York Presbyterian is the largest hospital in the United States in terms of patient beds with 2,236. Ranked number 7 by U.S. News and World Report for 2013, the hospital is also ranked number 1 in New York State and the New York City metro area. The non-profit teaching hospital treats both adults and children.
Annually, the hospital treats over 48,000 patients in its Level I trauma center and houses New York City’s only burn center. According to U.S. News and World Report, the facility has an 80% patient satisfaction rating, well about the state average of 68%.

Florida Hospital Orlando
With 1,972 beds, Florida Hospital Orlando is ranked number 1 in the Orlando Metro area and number 2 in Florida in the U.S. News and World Report rankings. Founded in 1908 by the Adventists, the hospital is an acute care adult hospital. The hospital treats 32,000 inpatients and 53,000 outpatients annually. Florida Hospital Orlando is nationally recognized for its cardiology, diabetes, orthopedics and neuroscience specialties. The hospital has a 70% patient satisfaction ranking, which is slightly above the state average.
Jackson Memorial Hospital

This 1,756 bed facility, located in Miami, is a “non-profit tertiary teaching hospital” affiliated with University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (, allowing it to be active in clinical research. It houses the largest neonatal intensive care unit in Florida with 66 beds. It’s also home to the Ryder Trauma Center which is the only Level I trauma center in the Miami-Dade area serving both adult and pediatric patients. The Bascom Palmer Eye Institute is located on the hospital’s campus and is home to a nationally ranked ophthalmology program.
Jackson Memorial is ranked number 2 in the Miami metro area and number 6 in Florida by U.S. News and World Report and holds a 67% patient satisfaction rate, average in Florida. It is the only hospital in Florida that is able to do all types of organ transplants.

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)
UPMC is the number 1 hospital both in the Pittsburgh metro area and in Pennsylvania. This non-profit facility is an adult medical/surgery hospital with “an emphasis on research” ( While they are best known for their organ transplant program, UPMC is also recognized for its cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, trauma and neurosurgery programs.
UPMC is home to the regions only Level I trauma center and treats over 30,000 patients annually. In 2010, the hospital had 26,800 inpatient and 23,600 outpatient surgeries. The center is nationally ranked in Gastroenterology, ENT and Pulmonology by U.S. News and World Report.

Montefiore Medical Center
Located in The Bronx, New York, Montefiore Medical Center is an adult acute care teaching hospital. With 1,427 beds, it is ranked number 11 in New York State and number 13 in the New York Metro area by U.S. News and World Report. The hospital is “actively involved as a major participant in the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education” for specialty and sub-specialty programs ( Providing both adult and pediatric services, the Center is nationally ranked in diabetes and endocrinology. It’s also Medicare certified in organ transplant surgery and hyperbaric medicine.

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About the author: Phoebe Preston is a nurse practitioner and regular contributor at Best Medical Degrees, where she has shared information about how to get a quality medical degree online.


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