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July 12, 2022

Top ten largest hospitals in Massachusetts by bed size in 2021

Hospital Management has listed Massachusetts's top ten largest hospitals based on bed size in 2021, using GlobalData’s research.

The US state of Massachusetts had 102 registered hospitals as of December last year.

The city of Boston is home to five of the state’s ten largest general acute care hospitals, while the remaining top five hospitals are located in Worcester, Springfield, South Weymouth, Lowell and New Bedford.

Hospital Management has listed Massachusetts’s ten largest hospitals based on bed size in 2021, using GlobalData’s research.

1. Massachusetts General Hospital – 1,035 beds

The Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston is the largest hospital in Massachusetts, with 1,035 beds.

The multi-speciality teaching and research hospital is affiliated with the Harvard Medical School and is the third oldest general hospital in the US. It is also home to the MassGeneral Hospital for Children, which provides a full range of paediatric care services.

Massachusetts General Hospital is nationally ranked in 14 adult specialities. These are oncology, cardiology and heart surgery, ear, nose and throat (ENT), diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal (GI) surgery, geriatrics, gynaecology, neurology and neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, psychiatry, rheumatology, urology, and pulmonology and lung surgery.

2. Brigham and Women’s Hospital – 793 beds

The Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston is a 793-bed teaching hospital affiliated with the Harvard Medical School.

The multi-speciality general medical and surgical facility is part of Mass General Brigham, a non-profit academic healthcare network that also includes the Massachusetts General Hospital.

Brigham and Women’s Hospital is nationally ranked in 11 adult specialities, namely cancer care, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrine disorders, ENT, gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatric care, gynaecology, neurology and neurosurgery, pulmonology, rheumatology, and urology.

3. UMass Memorial Medical Centre – 781 beds

The UMass Memorial Medical Centre is a tertiary care referral facility and a teaching hospital located in Worcester. It has 781 licensed beds as of 2021.

Affiliated with the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Chan Medical School, the medical campus houses the region’s only Level I trauma centre and the UMass Memorial Children’s Hospital.

UMass Memorial Medical Center Tucson Medical Centre is rated as high-performing in adult procedures and conditions related to heart and kidney failure, lung and colon cancer surgery, diabetes, stroke management and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

4. Baystate Medical Centre – 716 beds

The Baystate Medical Centre is a 716-bed general acute care teaching hospital located in Springfield, Massachusetts. It is affiliated with the UMass Chan Medical School.

The hospital is part of Baystate Health, a non-profit integrated health system based in Springfield. The medical centre houses a Level I trauma centre and the Baystate Children’s Hospital.

Baystate Medical Centre is rated as high-performing in the adult speciality of orthopaedics, as well as procedures and conditions related to heart bypass and aortic valve surgery, kidney failure, colon cancer surgery, diabetes, stroke management, COPD, and hip and knee replacement.

5. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre – 673 beds

The Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre in Boston, Massachusetts, is a 673-bed teaching hospital affiliated with the Harvard Medical School.

The multi-speciality hospital is run by Beth Israel Lahey Health, a non-profit academic health system founded in 2018. The medical centre is designated as a Level I trauma centre and houses 493 medical/surgical beds and 77 critical care beds.

The Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre is nationally ranked in four adult specialities, namely cancer care, diabetes and endocrinology, gynaecology, and gastroenterology and GI surgery. It is also rated as high-performing in the specialities of geriatrics, pulmonology and lung surgery.

6. Boston Medical Centre – 514 beds

The Boston Medical Centre, located on the Boston University Medical Campus in Boston, is a tertiary teaching hospital that has 514 beds.

The multi-speciality hospital admitted 24,367 patients and saw 120,811 emergency visits last year. It houses the busiest trauma and emergency service centre in New England.

Boston Medical Centre is rated as high-performing in two adult specialities, geriatrics and neurology/neurosurgery, as well as in procedures and conditions related to heart failure, maternity care, stroke management and COPD.

7. South Shore Hospital – 455 beds

The South Shore Hospital in South Weymouth, Massachusetts, is a general medical and surgical facility with 455 beds.

It is the flagship hospital campus of South Shore Health, a non-profit health system based in southern Massachusetts. Designated as a Level II trauma centre, the acute care hospital admits more than 57,000 emergency patients a year.

South Shore Hospital is rated as high-performing in the adult speciality of urology, as well as procedures and conditions related to heart and kidney failure, diabetes, COPD, and lung and colon cancer surgery.

8. Lowell General Hospital – 445 beds

The Lowell General Hospital is a 445-bed general acute care community hospital located in Lowell. It is operated by Tufts Medicine, a non-profit, integrated health system affiliated with Tufts University School of Medicine.

The multi-speciality medical and surgical facility is rated as high-performing in adult procedures and conditions related to diabetes, heart failure and kidney failure.

9. St Luke’s Hospital, New Bedford – 423 beds

The St Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford is a multi-speciality medical and surgical facility with 423 beds.

It is the largest of the three general acute care hospitals operated by Southcoast Health, a non-profit healthcare provider based in southeastern Massachusetts. The hospital specialises in neurosurgery, cardiology, children’s health services, orthopaedic surgery and general surgery.

St Luke’s Hospital is rated as high-performing in adult procedures and conditions related to heart and kidney failure, diabetes, maternity care, colon cancer surgery and COPD.

10. Tufts Medical Centre – 415 beds

The Tufts Medical Centre in Boston, Massachusetts, is a 415-bed general acute care facility and the principal teaching hospital of the Tufts University School of Medicine.

Operated by Tufts Medicine, the academic medical centre is home to a full-service adult hospital, as well as the Tufts Children’s Hospital.

The Tufts Medical Centre is rated as high-performing in the adult speciality of neurology and neurosurgery, as well as procedures and conditions related to cardiology and heart surgery, kidney failure, maternity care, back surgery, stroke management and pneumonia.

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