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07/18/2012

Texas hosts several of the nation's biggest for-profit hospitals

Medical City Dallas, with 645 beds, is the No. 7 for-profit hospital in the country in terms of beds, and Texas is home to eight of the top 20, according to a report by Becker's Hospital Review. The Lower Rio Grande Valley makes an unusually strong showing, with the No. 1 facility, Edinburgh Regional Medical Center at 816, along with No. 11 McAllen Medical Center (572) and No. 15 Doctor's Hospital at Renaissance in Edinburgh (530). Other Texas hospitals are No. 4 Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, No. 10 Las Palmas Medical Center in El Paso, No. 18 Providence Memorial Hospital in El Paso and No. 20 St. David's Medical Center in Austin.

Incidentally, as large as Edinburgh Regional looks, it wouldn't even crack the top 50 U.S. not-for-profit hospitals, according to another list by Becker's. That list is topped by New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City with 2,286 beds. The biggest Texas institution on that list is Baptist Medical Center in San Antonio at 1,443 beds, and the biggest North Texas institution is Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, No. 33 with 879 beds.

-- Jim Fuquay

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