Texas’s Largest Hospitals: Top 10 by Bed Size in 2021

The state of Texas, US, had more than 590 registered hospitals with approximately 78,000 licensed beds, as of December 2021.

Four of the top ten largest hospitals in Texas by bed size are located in Dallas, followed by three in Houston, two in San Antonio and one in Fort Worth. With 1,128 beds, Houston Methodist Hospital is the largest hospital in Texas by bed size.

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

1. Houston Methodist Hospital – 1,128 beds

The Houston Methodist Hospital is a long-term acute care hospital located within the Texas Medical Center, a medical campus in Houston. It is the flagship hospital of healthcare provider Houston Methodist’s health system that encompasses six community hospitals offering healthcare services to the greater Houston area.

The hospital’s services and specialities include oncology, gastroenterology, cardiology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopaedics and sports medicine, dermatology, ophthalmology, obstetrics and gynaecology, transplant services, and palliative care.

The hospital is home to several medical centres that specialise in some of the therapy areas and offer access to specialists and support resources. The centres include the Houston Methodist Cancer Center, Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, Houston Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center, Houston Methodist Neurological Institute and the Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine.

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2. Memorial Hermann – Texas Medical Center – 1,082 beds

Located in Houston, the Memorial Hermann – Texas Medical Center (TMC) was established in 1925 and is the first hospital to start functioning within the Texas Medical Center. It also serves as the primary teaching hospital for the McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

The Memorial Hermann – TMC is part of the healthcare provider Memorial Hermann’s health system and specialises in areas such as cardiology, orthopaedics, neurology, women’s health,  transplant services, and general surgery. It is home to one of two certified Level I Trauma Centre located in the greater Houston area, which provides 24/7 emergency and trauma care to more than 40,000 patients every year.

The hospital’s Memorial Hermann Life Flight® air ambulance service provides emergency rescue and air transport assistance within a 240km radius with the help of six helicopters. The hospital’s services are supported by the Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza, which includes an Ambulatory Care Center, and more space for physicians, apart from restaurants, retail shops and other services.

3. University Hospital – 1,034 beds

The University Hospital – University Health is one of the most prominent teaching hospitals in South Texas. Located in San Antonio, it is part of the healthcare provider University Health’s hospital network.

The hospital specialises in areas such as cardiology, orthopaedic surgery, anesthesiology, oncology, emergency medicine, internal medicine, ophthalmology, neurosurgery, radiology, plastic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, kidney care and dialysis, paediatrics and critical care.

The University Hospital is home to a Level I Trauma Centre for adults and the only Level I paediatric trauma and burns centre for children in the South Texas region. It is designated as a Level IV maternal centre and Level IV neonatal intensive care unit, the highest title for maternal-infant care.

The hospital is also known for its organ transplantation services, and exclusively offers the only living liver donation programme in the region through the University Transplant Center.

4. Parkland Memorial Hospital – 968 beds

The Parkland Memorial Hospital is Dallas County’s only public hospital and is part of the non-profit healthcare system Parkland Health’s hospital network. It is the primary teaching facility for the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

The hospital is home to an internationally recognised Level 1 Trauma Centre and a certified burn centre. It also houses the county’s first Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and is home to the largest Level III NICU in the region. The hospital specialises in the treatment of epilepsy, cardiology, arrhythmia management, orthopaedics, oncology, trauma, women and infant health and geriatric care.

The Parkland Health hospital was originally opened in 1894 and moved to a new 2.8 million-square-foot campus on Harry Hines Boulevard in August 2015. The new campus is twice the size of the original hospital and receives more than one million patient visits each year.

5. Baylor University Medical Center – 940 beds

The Baylor University Medical Center (BUMC) is a non-profit health facility in Dallas, Texas. The hospital opened in 1903 and is one of the leading teaching facilities, and treatment and research centres for the Southwest region. It is part of the healthcare provider Baylor Scott & White Health’s hospital network.

The BUMC specialises in areas such as oncology, heart and organ transplant, orthopaedics, digestive diseases, intensive care, trauma, urology, neurosciences, women’s health, labour and delivery, and high-risk infant care.

The hospital has consistently ranked as a high-performing hospital with a distinguished Magnet® status provided by American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), which is the highest national recognition for qualitative nursing.

6. Methodist Hospital – 933 beds

The Methodist Hospital was the first hospital to be built in the South Texas Medical Center. It was chartered in 1955 and opened in 1963. Located in San Antonio, the hospital is part of Methodist Healthcare’s network, which is part of healthcare provider HCA Healthcare.

The hospital specialises in areas such as obstetrics, neurology, bone marrow transplants, orthopaedics, oncology, and emergency care services. It is accredited by the Joint Commission, a non-profit organisation and accrediting body in healthcare, stroke management and care. It is also among the two hospitals to be awarded by the Texas Medical Foundation Health Quality Institute for its highest quality and healthcare improvement.

The hospital’s oncology programme features the only Gamma Knife® Center in South Texas, which provides precision radiation therapy treatments.

7. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas – 888 beds

The Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas provides patient care services in North Texas. Located in Dallas, the hospital specialises in areas such as cardiology, oncology, women’s health, infant care, and neurosurgery.

The hospital is designated as a Level I Trauma Centre as well as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, with advanced emergency care. It has also received the Magnet® designation from the ANCC.

The hospital is part of the non-profit health system Texas Health Resources’ network that provides healthcare services to the North Texas region, through the Texas Health Physicians Group, hospitals, neighbourhood care and wellness centres, outpatient facilities, and fitness and preventive care services.

8. Chi St Luke’s Health Baylor College Of Medicine Medical Center – 864 beds

Located in Houston, the Chi St Luke’s Health Baylor College Of Medicine Medical Center or the Baylor St Luke’s Medical Center (BSLMC) provides patient care and research support. It is jointly owned by the healthcare system CommonSpirit Health and the Baylor College of Medicine and is a part of the CHI St. Luke’s Health’s hospital network.

The BSLMC specialises in areas such as neurosciences, cardiology, transplantation services, oncology, orthopaedics, urology, and digestive disorders. The hospital’s transplant centre is one of the largest in the world and has performed more than 1,400 transplants since 1975.

BSLMC is the first hospital in Texas and the Southwest region to receive a Magnet® hospital designation for nursing excellence from the ANCC. It also performs research activities through clinical trials for testing the efficacy of new drugs.

9. Medical City Dallas Hospital – 797 beds

The Medical City Dallas Hospital is an acute care hospital located in Dallas. It is a part of the healthcare provider Medical City Healthcare’s hospital network that comprises 16 hospitals, 46 urgent care centres, and 12 ambulatory surgery centres in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

The hospital specialises in cutting-edge medical technologies and patient care in areas such as heart and cardiovascular care, women’s health, neurology, orthopaedics, cancer, and transplantation. It is also designated as a Level II Trauma Centre and has been re-designated as a Magnet® hospital four times for its nursing excellence by the ANCC.

The hospital is home to the Medical City Children’s hospital, which is a comprehensive paediatric healthcare facility. It includes a Level IV NICU, a full-service children’s hospital, and a Level IV maternal hospital.

10. Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth – 726 beds

The Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth is a medical facility offering advanced medical care to the North Texas area. Located in Fort Worth, the hospital is part of the Texas Health Resources’ hospital network and specialises in oncology, diabetes, neurosciences, orthopaedics, cardiology, wound care, women and infant health, and sports medicine and palliative care.

The hospital also houses an emergency department, a rehabilitation centre, and a mobile health unit, in addition to providing other services such as imaging, home health, transplantation, and bariatric surgery.

The Joint Commission awarded the hospital the highest advanced certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center. The hospital is the first in the country to be designated by the Joint Commission as a Primary Heart Attack Center. It was also awarded the Gold Seal of Approval for Brain Tumor Certification by the Joint Commission, making it the second hospital in the country to earn the status.