The city of Birmingham is home to five of Alabama’s ten largest general hospitals. The state’s remaining top five hospitals are located in Huntsville, Mobile, Tuscaloosa, Montgomery and Dothan.

Hospital Management has listed Alabama’s ten largest hospitals based on numbers of beds as of last year, using GlobalData’s research.

1. University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital – 1,207 beds

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Hospital is Alabama’s largest hospital, with 1,207 beds.

Located in Birmingham’s Medical District, the multi-speciality teaching and research hospital is the flagship medical campus of the UAB Health System, the state’s largest non-profit academic healthcare network.

The UAB Hospital is nationally ranked in eight adult specialities, namely cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, ear, nose and throat (ENT), geriatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology, pulmonology and lung surgery, rehabilitation, and rheumatology. It is also rated as high-performing in adult cancer care, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal (GI) surgery, and neurology and neurosurgery.

2. Huntsville Hospital – 881 beds

The Huntsville Hospital, located in Huntsville, is the second largest hospital in Alabama, with 881 inpatient beds.

Governed by the City of Huntsville’s Health Care Authority, the non-profit hospital serves as the regional referral centre for around one million people in north Alabama and southern Tennessee.

Huntsville Hospital is designated as a Level I trauma centre and rated as high-performing in adult procedures and conditions related to cardiology and heart surgery, colon and uterine cancer surgery, diabetes, hip replacement, stroke management and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

3. Mobile Infirmary Medical Centre – 689 beds

The Mobile Infirmary Medical Centre is a 689-bed general medical and surgical facility in Mobile, Alabama. It is the flagship hospital campus of Infirmary Health, the largest non-profit healthcare provider in southern Alabama.

The multi-speciality medical centre is also home to the JL Bedsole Rotary Rehabilitation Hospital and the EA Roberts Alzheimer’s Centre.

Mobile Infirmary Medical Centre is rated as high-performing in adult procedures and conditions related to heart failure, colon cancer surgery and stroke management.

4. Brookwood Baptist Medical Centre – 645 beds

The Brookwood Baptist Medical Centre is a 645-bed general medical and surgical facility located in Birmingham, Alabama.

The hospital is the largest of five acute care hospitals operated by non-profit health system Brookwood Baptist Health in central Alabama. Brookwood Baptist Health was created through the merger of Brookwood Medical Center and Baptist Health System in 2015.

Brookwood Baptist Medical Centre provides emergency, medical and surgical care across a range of specialities, including cardiology, oncology, orthopaedics and neurology. The hospital is rated as high-performing in adult procedures and conditions related to stroke management.

5. DCH Regional Medical Centre – 583 beds

The DCH Regional Medical Centre is a 583-bed general medical and surgical facility in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. It is the flagship hospital campus of DCH Health System, a non-profit, community-owned health system based in west Alabama.

The multi-speciality hospital is recognised for clinical excellence in cancer and cardiovascular care, as well as robotic and minimally invasive surgery. It is also recognised as an advanced trauma centre.

DCH Regional Medical Centre is rated as high-performing in adult procedures and conditions related to heart and kidney failure, diabetes, colon cancer surgery, knee replacement, stroke management and COPD.

6. Princeton Baptist Medical Centre – 505 beds

The Princeton Baptist Medical Centre in Birmingham is a general acute care hospital with 505 inpatient beds.

Run by non-profit health system Brookwood Baptist Health, the hospital provides medical and surgical care across a wide range of specialities, including cardiology, cancer care, neurology, orthopaedics, rehabilitation and psychiatrics, as well as bariatric, robotic and general surgery.

Princeton Baptist Medical Centre provides primary and emergency care to nearly 53,000 people each year. It is rated as high-performing in adult procedures and conditions related to stroke management and COPD.

7. Baptist Medical Centre South – 492 beds

The Baptist Medical Centre South is a 492-bed general medical and surgical facility located in Montgomery, Alabama.

Operated by faith-based non-profit health system Baptist Health, the multi-speciality acute care hospital serves as a regional referral medical centre for the residents of Montgomery County in central Alabama.

Baptist Medical Centre South is recognised for clinical excellence in cardiovascular, orthopaedic, neurologic and surgical care. The hospital also provides behavioural health and maternity care services and houses a primary stroke centre and neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

8. Grandview Medical Centre – 434 beds

The Grandview Medical Centre in Birmingham is a general acute care hospital with 434 licensed beds. It is owned by Community Health Systems (CHS), a leading healthcare provider based in Franklin, Tennessee.

The multi-speciality medical and surgical facility houses Level III trauma and certified chest pain and stroke centres, along with neonatal, surgical and medical intensive care units. It is rated as high-performing in adult procedures and conditions related to heart failure, hip fracture, back surgery, stroke management and COPD.

9. Southeast Health Medical Centre – 420 beds

The Southeast Health Medical Centre is a 420-bed regional referral hospital in Dothan, Alabama. It is the flagship hospital campus of Southeast Health, a non-profit community health system that serves patients in south-east Alabama, south-west Georgia and north-west Florida.

The hospital provides comprehensive diagnostic, clinical, surgical and patient care services across a wide range of specialities. It is rated as high-performing in adult procedures and conditions related to heart failure and COPD.

10. Ascension St Vincent’s Birmingham Hospital – 409 beds

The Ascension St Vincent’s Birmingham Hospital is a 409-bed general acute care facility serving Birmingham and its surrounding communities. It is run by faith-based healthcare organisation Ascension, which operates 143 hospitals in 19 US states.

The multi-speciality hospital specialises in oncology, cardiology, women’s and children’s health, orthopaedics, sports medicine, neurology and robotic surgery among other medical services. It is rated as high-performing in adult procedures and conditions related to heart and kidney failure, colon and prostate cancer surgery, COPD, and hip and knee replacement.