The state of Georgia, US, had 111 registered general acute care hospitals with 21,809 licensed beds, as of December 2021.

The city of Atlanta is home to five of the ten biggest general acute care hospitals in the state while the remaining top five hospitals are in Albany, Macon, Marietta, Columbus and Gainesville.

Hospital Management lists Georgia’s top ten largest hospitals based on bed size, using GlobalData’s research.

1. Grady Memorial Hospital – 953 beds

The 953-bed Grady Memorial Hospital, located in downtown Atlanta, is the biggest general hospital in Georgia.

The acute care teaching hospital is affiliated with the Emory University School of Medicine and the Morehouse School of Medicine. It is the flagship hospital campus of Grady Health System , one of the largest public healthcare systems in the south-east US.

Grady Memorial Hospital treats more than 700,000 patients a year and is designated as a Level I trauma, stroke and burn care centre. It provides emergency and surgical care in as many as 80 medical specialities. The hospital is rated high performing in procedures and conditions related to heart and kidney failure, diabetes, stroke management and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

2. Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center – 762 beds

The WellStar Atlanta Medical Center comprising two campuses in downtown Atlanta and East Point, is the second biggest hospital in Georgia, with a combined 762 licensed beds.

The multi-speciality teaching hospital is owned and operated by WellStar Health System , a non-profit, integrated health system based in Georgia.

Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center is recognised as a Level I trauma and advanced primary stroke centre. It is renowned for women’s healthcare and bariatric surgery. It is also rated high performing in procedures and conditions related to cardiology and heart surgery.

3. Emory University Hospital – 731 beds

The Emory University Hospital , located in Atlanta, is an advanced medical-surgical facility and a teaching hospital having 731 beds.

Affiliated to the Emory University School of Medicine, it is the flagship medical campus of Emory Healthcare, an integrated academic healthcare system based in Georgia.

Emory University Hospital is nationally ranked in five adult specialities, including cancer care, neurology and neurosurgery, diabetes and endocrinology, geriatrics and urology. It is also rated high performing in gastroenterology and GI surgery, orthopaedics and pulmonology and lung surgery.

4. Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital – 691 beds

The Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Georgia, is a general medical and surgical facility and a multi-speciality teaching hospital with 621 beds.

It is the flagship hospital campus of Phoebe Putney Health System , a non-profit healthcare system in south-west Georgia.

Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital provides emergency care to 106,000 patients and performs up to 15,000 surgeries a year. The hospital is rated high performing in procedures and conditions related to heart failure and COPD.

5. Piedmont Atlanta Hospital – 643 beds

The Piedmont Atlanta Hospital is a 643-bed general medical and surgical facility located in Buckhead, Atlanta, Georgia.

It is owned and operated by Piedmont Healthcare , a non-profit health system comprising 19 hospitals and 55 urgent care centres across Georgia.

Piedmont Atlanta Hospital is rated high performing in four adult specialities, including cancer care, gastroenterology and GI surgery, orthopaedics, neurology and neurosurgery.

6. Atrium Health Navicent Medical Center – 637 beds

The Atrium Health Navicent Medical Center, located in Macon, Georgia, is a multi-speciality teaching hospital having 637 licensed beds.

It is the primary academic hospital for Mercer University School of Medicine and the flagship medical campus of Atrium Health Navicent, a non-profit healthcare provider based in central Georgia.

Atrium Health Navicent Medical Center is designated as a Level 1 trauma centre and provides emergency care to more than 140,000 patients a year. The hospital is rated high performing in nine adult procedures and conditions related to colon cancer surgery, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes, orthopaedics, kidney failure and COPD.

7. Wellstar Kennestone Hospital – 633 beds

The Wellstar Kennestone Hospital, located in Marietta, is a 633-bed general acute care hospital serving Cobb County, Georgia.

 Owned and operated by Wellstar Health System, the hospital provides surgical, medical, rehabilitative and emergency care across a range of specialities, from cancer, heart and neuro care to women’s health, ENT, orthopaedics and robotic surgery.

Wellstar Kennestone Hospital is nationally ranked in the adult speciality of rehabilitation and is rated high performing in procedures and conditions related to lung, heart and colon cancer surgery, kidney failure, COPD, diabetes, stroke management and knee replacement.

8. Northside Hospital Atlanta – 621 beds

The 621-bed Northside Hospital Atlanta, located in Atlanta, is the flagship campus of the Northside Hospital health care system, a leading non-profit healthcare provider in Georgia.

Northside Hospital also operates four more acute care hospitals in Canton, Cumming, Duluth and Lawrenceville, and more than 250 outpatient facilities across the state.

Northside Hospital Atlanta provides comprehensive medical, surgical and emergency care across a range of specialities, from cardiovascular, maternity and cancer care to pulmonology, spine care and bariatric surgery. The hospital is nationally ranked high in the speciality of gynaecology.

9. Piedmont Columbus Regional Midtown Hospital – 583 beds

The Piedmont Columbus Regional Midtown Hospital, located in Columbus, Georgia, is a general medical and surgical facility with 583 beds.

Run by Piedmont Healthcare, the acute care hospital provides comprehensive medical, surgical and diagnostic care in a wide range of specialities, from oncology, neurology and cardiology to maternity health care and organ transplantation.

Piedmont Columbus Regional Midtown Hospital houses neonatal and paediatric ICUs and is home to the region’s only Level II emergency trauma centre with a helipad. The hospital is rated high performing in adult procedures and conditions related to heart and kidney failure and colon cancer surgery.

10. Northeast Georgia Medical Center – 557 beds

The Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Georgia, is the flagship hospital campus of Northeast Georgia Health System , a non-profit community health system that serves more than one million people in 19 counties in north-east Georgia.

The 557-bed general acute care hospital is designated as a Level II trauma centre and has 23 operating rooms, a 32-bed adult ICU and a Level III neonatal ICU. Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville is rated high performing in 13 adult procedures and conditions, including lung and colon cancer surgery, aortic valve and heart bypass surgery, kidney failure, stroke management, hip and knee replacement, pneumonia and COPD.