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July 14, 2022

Top ten largest hospitals in Tennessee by bed size in 2021

The cities of Nashville and Memphis are home to four and three of the ten largest general acute care hospitals in the state of Tennessee, US, respectively. The remaining top three hospitals are located in Knoxville, Jackson, and Johnson City.

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

1. Vanderbilt University Medical Center – 1,175 beds

The Vanderbilt University Medical Center, located in Nashville, is the biggest hospital in Tennessee, with 1,175 licensed beds.

Affiliated with the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, the multi-speciality teaching hospital is designated as a Level 1 trauma and burn centre. The medical campus is home to the Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital and the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is nationally ranked in nine adult specialities, including cancer care, cardiology and heart surgery, ENT, diabetes and endocrinology, geriatrics, gynaecology, neurology and neurosurgery, urology, and pulmonology and lung surgery. It is also nationally ranked in ten key paediatric specialities.

2. Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis – 927 beds

The Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis is Tennessee’s second biggest general hospital, with 927 licensed beds.

It is the flagship hospital campus of Baptist Memorial Health Care, a non-profit healthcare organisation in Memphis. The campus is also home to the Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women, Spence and Becky Wilson Baptist Children’s Hospital, Baptist Memorial Restorative Care Hospital and the Baptist Heart Institute.

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

3. TriStar Centennial Medical Center – 741 beds

The TriStar Centennial Medical Center is a 741-bed general medical and surgical facility located in Nashville, Tennessee.

The multi-speciality hospital is run by Tristar Health, a division of the non-profit health system HCA Healthcare. The medical campus is also home to the TriStar Centennial Heart and Vascular Center, and the TriStar Centennial women’s and children’s hospitals.

TriStar Centennial Medical Center is rated as high-performing in adult procedures and conditions related to heart failure, back surgery, COPD, and hip and knee replacement.

4. University of Tennessee Medical Center – 710 beds

The University of Tennessee Medical Center is a 710-bed general acute care teaching hospital in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Affiliated with the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, the medical centre is designated as a Level I trauma centre and a comprehensive stroke centre. It also houses a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and the region’s only dedicated heart hospital.

University of Tennessee Medical Center is rated as high-performing in adult procedures and conditions related to heart and kidney failure, lung and colon cancer surgery, diabetes, stroke management, COPD, and hip and knee replacement.

5. Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital Midtown – 683 beds

The Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital Midtown, located in Nashville, Tennessee, is a general medical and surgical facility with 683 beds.

The multi-speciality hospital is run by Ascension Health, one of the largest Catholic, non-profit health systems in the US. The hospital is recognised for clinical excellence in the areas of heart and vascular care, orthopaedics, cancer care, breast health, and maternal and foetal medicine.

Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital Midtown is rated as high-performing in adult procedures and conditions related to cardiology and heart surgery, kidney failure, lung and colon cancer surgery, stroke management, COPD, and hip and knee replacement.

6. Jackson-Madison County General Hospital – 642 beds

The 642-bed Jackson-Madison County General Hospital is located in Jackson, Madison County.

It is the flagship hospital campus of West Tennessee Healthcare, a non-profit healthcare organisation headquartered in Jackson. The hospital houses six centres of excellence, including the West Tennessee Heart and Vascular Center, Kirkland Cancer Center, West Tennessee Women’s Center, West Tennessee Neuroscience and Spine Center, and the West Tennessee Emergency Services Center.

Jackson-Madison County General Hospital is rated as high-performing in adult procedures and conditions related to heart attacks, diabetes, colon cancer surgery, stroke management and COPD.

7. Regional One Health-Memphis – 625 beds

The Regional One Health Main Campus, located in Memphis, Tennessee, is home to a 625-bed general acute care hospital.

It is the flagship hospital of Regional One Health, a non-profit healthcare organisation headquartered in Memphis. The main campus also includes an extended care hospital and a rehabilitation hospital, along with outpatient clinics.

Regional One Health-Memphis serves as one of the largest medical and surgical teaching sites for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. The hospital specialises in a wide range of clinical areas, including trauma, burn, and neonatal intensive care.

8. Johnson City Medical Center – 585 beds

The Johnson City Medical Center is a 585-bed general acute care teaching hospital in Johnson City.

Affiliated with the East Tennessee State University, it is the flagship medical and surgical facility of Ballad Health, a non-profit health system that operates 21 hospitals in Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina and Kentucky.

Johnson City Medical Center is designated as a Level 1 trauma centre and houses the 69-bed Niswonger Children’s Hospital. The medical centre is rated as high-performing in adult procedures and conditions related to heart attack and stroke management.

9. Methodist University Hospital – 583 beds

The 583-bed Methodist University Hospital, located in Memphis, Tennessee, is the principal teaching hospital of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

It is the largest and general acute care hospital operated by Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare (MLH), an integrated healthcare delivery system based in Memphis, Tennessee.

Methodist University Hospital is nationally ranked in three paediatric specialities, including cardiology and heart surgery, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal (GI) surgery, and pulmonology and lung surgery. It is also rated as high-performing in adult procedures and conditions related to heart and kidney failure, colon cancer surgery, diabetes, stroke management, COPD, and hip and knee replacement.

10. Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital West – 541 beds

Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital West, located in Nashville, has 541 acute care beds, including 40 critical care, 80 special care and 140 telemetry beds.

The multi-speciality medical and surgical facility is operated by the non-profit health system Ascension and is affiliated with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, a public medical school in Memphis.

Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital West is recognised for clinical excellence in the fields of cancer, cardiovascular and stroke care.

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