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July 27, 2022

Top ten largest hospitals in Minnesota by bed size in 2021

Minnesota’s ten largest hospitals range in numbers of beds from 380 to 1,265 as of last year.

The cities of Minneapolis and Rochester are home to three and two of Minnesota’s ten largest general hospitals, respectively. The state’s remaining top five hospitals are located in Saint Cloud, Coon Rapids, Saint Paul, Saint Louis Park and Fridley.

Hospital Management has listed Minnesota’s top ten largest hospitals according to bed size as of last year, using GlobalData’s research.

1. Mayo Clinic Hospital, St Marys Campus – 1,265 beds

The Mayo Clinic Hospital, St Marys Campus is Minnesota’s largest hospital, with 1,265 beds. Located in downtown Rochester, the hospital is affiliated with the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine and designated as a Level I trauma centre.

The Saint Marys campus is also home to the 148-bed Mayo Eugenio Litta Children’s Hospital, which is considered to be one of the best paediatric hospitals in the US.

The multi-speciality teaching hospital is nationally ranked in 14 adult specialities. These are oncology, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, ear, nose and throat (ENT), gastroenterology and gastrointestinal (GI) surgery, geriatrics, neurology and neurosurgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, orthopaedics, psychiatry, pulmonology and lung surgery, rehabilitation, rheumatology, and urology.

2. Mayo Clinic Hospital, Methodist Campus – 794 beds

The Mayo Clinic Hospital, Methodist Campus, is the other Mayo Clinic hospital located in downtown Rochester. The general acute care teaching hospital has 794 licensed beds and 37 operating rooms and is affiliated with the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine.

The campus is recognised for clinical excellence in the fields of colonoscopy, vascular care, radiation oncology, women’s cancer care, obstetrics and gynaecology, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, vestibular rehabilitation, and liver, kidney, pancreas, blood and bone marrow transplantation.

3. University of Minnesota Medical Centre – 743 beds

The University of Minnesota Medical Centre, located in Minneapolis, is a general medical and surgical facility and a teaching hospital with 743 inpatient beds.

The multi-speciality hospital is affiliated with the University of Minnesota Medical School and is the flagship hospital of M Health Fairview, a partnership between the University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Physicians and Fairview Health Services.

University of Minnesota Medical Centre is nationally ranked in the adult cancer care and paediatric nephrology specialities. It is also rated as high-performing in the adult speciality of gastroenterology and GI surgery.

4. Abbott Northwestern Hospital – 646 beds

The Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis is a general medical and surgical facility and teaching hospital with 646 staffed beds. Affiliated with the University of Minnesota Medical School, it is the flagship hospital of Allina Health, a non-profit health system based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The hospital is nationally ranked in the adult speciality of neurology and neurosurgery. It is also rated as high-performing in cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, geriatrics, gastroenterology and GI surgery, orthopaedics, urology, and pulmonology and lung surgery.

5. St Cloud Hospital – 489 beds

The St Cloud Hospital is a 489-bed general medical and surgical facility located in St Cloud, Minnesota. It is the largest of the eight hospitals operated by CentraCare, a non-profit health system based in central Minnesota.

St Cloud Hospital is nationally ranked in two adult specialities, namely cardiology and heart surgery and pulmonology and lung surgery. It is also rated as high-performing in the adult specialities of geriatrics and urology.

6. Allina Health Mercy Hospital – 480 beds

The Allina Health Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids, Minnesota, is a general acute care hospital with 480 inpatient beds. Operated by non-profit health system Allina Health, the multi-speciality hospital is recognised as a Level II trauma and advanced primary stroke centre.

Allina Health Mercy Hospital is rated as high-performing in adult procedures and conditions related to heart and kidney failure, diabetes, colon cancer surgery, maternity care, stroke management, hip and knee replacement, pneumonia, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

7. Hennepin County Medical Centre – 473 beds

The Hennepin County Medical Centre in Minneapolis is a general medical and surgical facility and teaching hospital with 473 beds.  

The multi-speciality hospital is affiliated with the University of Minnesota Medical School and operated by Hennepin Healthcare, an integrated healthcare system based in Hennepin County, Minnesota.

Hennepin County Medical Centre is designated as a Level I adult and paediatric trauma centre. It is rated as high-performing in adult procedures and conditions related to heart and kidney failure, stroke management and COPD.

8. Regions Hospital – 454 beds

The Regions Hospital is a 454-bed general acute care teaching hospital located in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The multi-speciality hospital is operated by HealthPartners, a non-profit health system based in Bloomington, Minnesota.

Regions Hospital is designated as a Level I adult and paediatric trauma centre and rated as high-performing in adult procedures and conditions related to heart and kidney failure, diabetes, heart bypass and aortic valve surgery, colon cancer surgery, stroke management, and COPD.

9. Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital – 426 beds

The Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital in Saint Louis Park, Minnesota, is a multi-speciality acute care hospital with 426 beds.

Run by non-profit health system HealthPartners, the hospital specialises in cardiovascular, cancer, stroke, maternity, orthopaedic and Parkinson’s care. It is also recognised as a Level III trauma centre.

Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital is rated as high-performing in adult procedures and conditions related to heart and kidney failure, diabetes, colon and prostate cancer surgery, stroke management, back surgery, hip and knee replacement, COPD and pneumonia.

10. Allina Health Unity Hospital – 380 beds

The Unity campus of the Allina Health Mercy Hospital is a 380-bed general medical and surgical facility located in Fridley, Minnesota. It is one of 12 acute care hospital campuses in the state operated by non-profit health system Allina Health.

Allina Health Unity Hospital specialises in a wide range of clinical areas, from mental health and addiction treatment to heart and spine care, general surgery and women’s health services. It is also designated as a Level IV trauma centre.

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