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July 22, 2022

Top ten largest hospitals in Wisconsin by bed size in 2021

Hospital Management has listed Wisconsin's ten largest hospitals based on bed size as of last year, using GlobalData’s research.

The cities of Milwaukee and Madison are home to four and three of Wisconsin’s ten largest general hospitals, respectively. The state’s remaining top three hospitals are located in Green Bay, Marshfield and Waukesha.

Hospital Management has listed Wisconsin’s ten largest hospitals based on bed size as of last year, using GlobalData’s research.

1. Aurora St Luke’s Medical Centre – 938 beds

The Aurora St Luke’s Medical Centre in Milwaukee is Wisconsin’s biggest hospital, with 938 beds. It is run by Advocate Aurora Health, one of the largest non-profit health systems in the US.

The multi-speciality medical and surgical facility is rated as high-performing in three adult specialities, namely cardiology and heart surgery, geriatrics, and pulmonology and lung surgery, as well as procedures and conditions related to kidney failure, diabetes, colon and lung cancer surgery, stroke management, and hip and knee replacement.

2. Froedtert Hospital – 702 beds

Froedtert Hospital is a 702-bed academic medical centre located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It is affiliated with the Medical College of Wisconsin and forms part of the Froedtert & MCW health network, which includes eight hospital locations in the state.

The multi-speciality teaching hospital is designated as a Level I trauma centre. It admitted 35,889 patients and handled 69,268 emergency visits last year.

Froedtert Hospital is nationally ranked in three adult specialities, namely diabetes and endocrinology, ear, nose and throat (ENT) and rehabilitation. The hospital is also rated as high-performing in the specialities of gastroenterology and gastrointestinal (GI) surgery, pulmonology and lung surgery, orthopaedics, and urology.

3. Ascension SE Wisconsin Hospital – St Joseph Campus – 538 beds

The Ascension SE Wisconsin Hospital – St Joseph Campus, also located in Milwaukee, is a general acute care teaching hospital with 538 inpatient beds.

The multi-speciality hospital is affiliated with the Medical College of Wisconsin and is run by the Catholic non-profit health system Ascension.

Ascension SE Wisconsin Hospital – St Joseph Campus provides emergency, medical and surgical care across a wide range of specialities, including heart, cancer, brain and spine care, orthopaedics, and paediatric surgery.

4. Marshfield Medical Centre – 520 beds

The Marshfield Medical Centre in Marshfield is a general medical and surgical facility licensed for 520 inpatient beds. It is the flagship hospital of Marshfield Clinic Health System (MCHS), a non-profit health system based in Wisconsin.

The multi-speciality medical and surgical facility is recognised as a Level II trauma centre and also houses the Marshfield Children’s Hospital, along with a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

Marshfield Medical Centre is rated as high-performing in the adult urology speciality, as well as procedures and conditions related to heart and kidney failure, stroke care, lung cancer surgery and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

5. HSHS St Vincent Hospital – 517 beds

The HSHS St Vincent Hospital is a 517-bed general acute care hospital located in Green Bay, Wisconsin. It is part of the Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS), a non-profit health system that operates a network of 15 hospitals in Illinois and Wisconsin.

The hospital provides emergency, medical and surgical care across a wide range of specialities. It is rated as high-performing in adult procedures and conditions related to cardiac arrest, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and stroke management.

6. UW Health University Hospital – 505 beds

The UW Health University Hospital, located on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, is a general acute care teaching hospital with 505 inpatient beds.

Affiliated with the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, it represents the flagship hospital campus of UW Health, a non-profit health system that operates seven hospitals in Wisconsin.

UW Health University Hospital is nationally ranked in seven adult specialities, namely ENT, gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, gynaecology, orthopaedics, urology, and neurology and neurosurgery, as well as the paediatric speciality of cardiology and heart surgery.

7. UnityPoint Health-Meriter – 448 beds

UnityPoint Health-Meriter is a 448-bed community hospital located 3.2km from the UW Health University Hospital campus in Madison, Wisconsin.

Previously known as the Madison General Hospital, UnityPoint Health-Meriter became a partner of UW Health in 2017. The hospital provides comprehensive medical and surgical care in a wide range of specialities and is home to the busiest birthing centre in Wisconsin.

UnityPoint Health-Meriter is rated as high-performing in the adult pulmonology and lung surgery speciality, as well as procedures and conditions related to heart and kidney failure, hip replacement, and pneumonia.

8. SSM Health St Mary’s Hospital – 440 beds

The SSM Health St Mary’s Hospital is a 440-bed general acute care hospital located in Madison, Wisconsin. It is operated by SSM Health, a Catholic non-profit health system that runs 23 hospitals in Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma and Wisconsin.

The multi-speciality hospital is designated as a Level II trauma centre and is rated as high-performing in adult procedures and conditions related to cardiology and heart surgery, stroke management, and knee and hip replacement.

9. Ascension Columbia Saint Mary’s Hospital, Milwaukee – 432 beds

The Ascension Columbia Saint Mary’s Hospital in Milwaukee is a multi-speciality, tertiary care hospital with 432 licensed beds.

Run by non-profit health system Ascension, the hospital specialises in heart and vascular health, cancer care, orthopaedics and women’s health services. It is also recognised as a comprehensive centre.

Ascension Columbia Saint Mary’s Hospital Milwaukee is rated as high-performing in adult procedures and conditions related to heart and kidney failure, stroke management, COPD and pneumonia.

10. Waukesha Memorial Hospital – 400 beds

The Waukesha Memorial Hospital is a 400-bed general medical and surgical facility located in Waukesha, Wisconsin. It is run by ProHealth Care, a non-profit health system based in south-eastern Wisconsin.

The acute care hospital specialises in a wide range of clinical areas, from behavioural and mental health to cancer care, general surgery and women’s health services. It is rated as high-performing in adult procedures and conditions related to kidney failure and knee replacement.

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