DCH Health System History, Alabama
Under local ownership and leadership for more than 90 years, the DCH Health System has continually evolved to offer advanced caring to West Alabama.
As the community grew and as medicine developed new procedures, a small hospital expanded its services and service area to become a regional medical center. Today, the DCH Health System operates DCH Regional Medical Center, Northport Medical Center and Fayette Medical Center.


Huntsville Hospital System, Alabama
Huntsville Hospital, the second largest hospital in Alabama, is a 941-bed hospital that serves as the regional referral center for north Alabama and southern Tennessee. In recent years, the hospital has expanded its service throughout the region with the development of Huntsville Hospital Health System, making it the third largest publicly owned hospital system in the nation with more than 1,800 beds and 12,000 employees.


UAB Health System, Alabama
The centerpiece of the UAB Health System is UAB Hospital, one of the largest and most advanced in the nation. It was established in 1945 as the teaching hospital for what now is the UAB School of Medicine. Situated among major research centers and clinics, UAB Hospital provides patients with a complete range of primary and specialty care services, as well as the most up-to-date treatments and innovations in health care. As a university hospital, UAB Hospital is a major center for clinical research and home to some of the top medical programs in America.


Alaska Native Medical Center, Alaska
The Alaska Native Medical Center is a non-profit health center based in Anchorage, Alaska, United States, which provides medical services to 158,000 Alaska Natives and American Indians in Alaska. Wikipedia
Address: 4315 Diplomacy Dr, Anchorage, AK 99508


Providence Alaska Medical Center, Alaska
Providence Alaska Medical Center is Alaska’s largest hospital, has 371 beds, 766 nurses and more than 850 physicians on staff. It is located at 3200 Providence Drive in Anchorage, Alaska. Wikipedia
Address: 3200 Providence Dr, Anchorage, AK 99508


PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center, Alaska
PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska.
PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a medical group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest.


Mayo Clinic Hospital, Arizona
Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Rochester, Minn.; Scottsdale and Phoenix, Ariz.; and Jacksonville, Fla. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states. Mayo Clinic in Minnesota has been recognized as the best hospital in the nation for 2017-2018 by U.S. News & World Report


Chandler’s Arizona Orthopedic Surgical Hospita, Arizona
We focus on offering a high quality, service oriented environment for your surgical procedure. Arizona Orthopedic and Surgical Specialty Hospital is a hospital in which physicians have an ownership or investment interest. The list of physician owners or investors is available to you upon request.

Arizona Spine and Joint Hospital, Arizona
Established in 2002, Arizona Spine & Joint Hospital is an award-winning orthopedic specialty hospital offering outpatient and elective inpatient services for orthopedic, spine, podiatry and pain management patients. The hospital is owned and operated by a team of local physicians with a shared mission of delivering superior health care at affordable rates. Our physicians have invested personally, professionally and financially to create a hospital that allows them to focus on what matters most, the patients.


CHI St. Vincent Infirmary, Arkansas
1888 is an important year in the history of health care in Arkansas. It is the year two hospitals – St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock and St. Joseph’s Infirmary in Hot Springs – began caring for patients with a group of Sisters at the helm and at the bedside.

Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock

For more than 90 years, Baptist Health has been delivering quality healthcare to the citizens of Arkansas. Baptist Health is the state’s most comprehensive healthcare system. With more than 175 points of access – including eight Arkansas hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, family clinics, therapy and wellness centers — Baptist Health is committed to delivering all our best in healthcare to the people of Arkansas.


Abbott Northwestern Hospital, part of Allina Health
The hospital has a long and proud history as a health care provider and innovator in Minneapolis. The following tells the story of how Abbott Northwestern was built from a collection of great health care organizations into a leading regional medical center and the Twin Cities largest non-profit hospital.


Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital , Chicago
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, formerly Children’s Memorial Hospital, provides superior pediatric care in a setting that offers the latest benefits and innovations in medical technology, research and family-friendly design.
As the largest pediatric provider in the region with a 130-year legacy of excellence, kids and their families are at the center of all we do. Learn more about our family-centered approach to care.


Yale New Haven Hospital
Yale-New Haven Hospital got its start in 1826 as the nation’s fourth voluntary hospital, founded as a charitable institution to care for the poor. It has a history of caring for U.S. servicemen — sailors from the New Haven seaport sought care at the hospital during its early days, and during the Civil War, more than 25,000 U.S. Army soldiers were cared for at the hospital.


Aspen Valley Hospital

Aspen Valley Hospital has been recognized with numerous awards for patient satisfaction, most recently being named “Hospital of Choice” by Custom Learning Systems based on HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) results. In addition, we hold a five-star rating from Medicare for the inpatient experience. Finally, Aspen Valley Hospital merited a “Top 20 Best Practice in Financial Stability” designation from the National Rural Health Association for critical access hospitals in the U.S.


Aspirus Wausau (Wis.) Hospital.  Wisconsin

Aspirus Wausau Hospital is a Magnet facility licensed for 325 beds that is staffed by 350 physicians in 35 specialties. It is the flagship of the Aspirus system that serves patients in 14 counties across northern and central Wisconsin, as well as the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center (Milwaukee). Wisconsin
As the only hospital in Wisconsin with a 24/7 on-site heart-care team, you can expect to receive premiere cardiac services. Both the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association have recognized St. Luke’s performance in treating cardiac and stroke patients. U.S. News & World Report has singled out our services as well, making us 1 of only 26 hospitals in the U.S. to receive “Triple Recognition” for stroke and cardiac patients.


Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix. AZ

University Medical Center Phoenix, one of Arizona’s leading hospitals, for your medical care, treatment and recovery. Your comfort and recovery is important to our entire staff, which is dedicated to creating a healing environment for you and your family. As an academic medical center focused on clinical excellence, research and teaching, the goal of our entire team is focused on ensuring you receive the very best care from top-notch medical experts.


Baptist Health Lexington (Ky.), Kentucky
Baptist Health Lexington, an award-winning 391-bed acute and skilled care facility, is also known for medical research and education. It is also one of the few hospitals in the nation to be designated a Magnet® hospital for nursing excellence three times by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. In 2014 and 2015, the hospital was named the best in Kentucky by U.S. News & World Report.


Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis
Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center is the largest hospital in Missouri and the largest private employer in the St. Louis region. An affiliated teaching hospital of Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital has a 1,800 member medical staff with many who are recognized as “Best Doctors in America.” They are supported by residents, interns and fellows, in addition to nurses, technicians and other health-care professionals.


Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center Houston
Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center is a joint venture hospital in the CHI St. Luke’s Health system. It is jointly operated and governed by Baylor and CHI St. Luke’s. The medical staff includes full-time Baylor faculty and community physicians.
Rotations at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center provide extensive opportunities to work within some highly regarded programs.


Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak Campus, MI
Beaumont Health is Michigan’s largest health care system (based on inpatient admissions and net patient revenue) formed in 2014 to provide patients with compassionate, extraordinary care, no matter where they live in Southeast Michigan.


Billings (Mont.) Clinic
Based in Billings, Montana, Billings Clinic is Montana’s largest health care organization and serves a vast region covering much of Montana, northern Wyoming and the western Dakotas. Billings Clinic is a physician-led, integrated multi-specialty group practice with a 304-bed hospital and a Level II trauma center.


Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital          Charleston, S.C.
Known for compassionate, quality care, Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital traces its mission back to 1882 when five Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy opened St. Francis Infirmary in downtown Charleston as the first Catholic hospital in the state. Now affiliated with the Bon Secours Health System, Inc. and relocated to an expansive oak-graced campus West of the Ashley, Bon Secours St. Francis offers the latest medical technology and comprehensive acute care while honoring its commitment to caring for the “whole person” – physically, spiritually and emotionally.


Boston Children’s Hospital
Boston Children’s Hospital is a 404-bed comprehensive center for pediatric health care. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Boston Children’s offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age.




Brigham and Women’s Hospital , Boston

Brigham Health is a global leader, devoted to maintaining and restoring health for people everywhere. Brigham Health is composed of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, and Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization


Carolinas Medical Center , Charlotte, NC

Carolinas Medical Center (CMC) is the flagship hospital of Carolinas Healthcare System, which is distinguished throughout the Southeastern United States for its excellent patient care and medical expertise.


Cedars-Sinai Medical Center , Los Angeles

Cedars-Sinai is a nonprofit academic healthcare organization serving the diverse Los Angeles community and beyond. With pioneering medical research achievements, education programs defining the future of healthcare, and wide-ranging community benefit activities, we’re setting new standards for quality and innovation in patient care.


CHI St. Vincent Infirmary,  Ark.

In 1888, two vitally important developments occurred in the history of Arkansas health care. A pair of pioneering hospitals both opened: St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock and St. Joseph’s in Hot Springs. Learn more about our history. With more than 600 licensed beds, CHI St. Vincent Infirmary is a faith-based, not-for-profit organization serving the health care needs of Arkansans, including patients from all 75 counties.



Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit institution that provides pediatric health care and helps our patients more than 528,000 times each year in a setting designed just for their needs. Our history began in 1901 in a small house on the corner of Alpine and Castelar Streets (now Hill St. in Chinatown) and today our medical experts offer more than 350 pediatric specialty programs and services to meet the needs of our patients.


Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is a children’s hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with its primary campus located in the University City neighborhood of West Philadelphia next to the campus of the University of Pennsylvania

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

Renowned for its outstanding clinical services, research programs and medical education, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC has helped establish the standards of excellence in pediatric care.


Children’s National Medical Center (Washington, D.C.).

With a health care experience designed around kids’ unique needs, we’re the premier provider of pediatric services in the Washington, D.C., metro area and its only health system specializing in kids. Last year, we saw more than 219,000 children from the nation’s capital, Maryland, and Virginia as well as from across the country and around the world.


The Christ Hospital (Cincinnati).

Since our simple beginnings more than 125 years ago, The Christ Hospital has been dedicated to providing the best, most compassionate care to the Greater Cincinnati community. By continually reimagining what healthcare can be, we have grown to be much more than just a hospital.

Christiana Hospital (Newark, Del.).

A 913-bed, 1.3-million-square-foot, modern facility in Newark, Delaware, Christiana Hospital provides a level of care only available in large-scale teaching hospitals. Christiana Hospital includes Delaware’s only Level I trauma center (as verified by the American College of Surgeons), which is prepared to handle the most extreme medical emergencies. In fact, it is the only Level I trauma center on the East Coast corridor between Baltimore and Philadelphia.


Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

In 2016, our outstanding faculty published more than 2,200 papers in peer-reviewed scientific and medical journals. The most significant publication from each research division was selected from this impressive body of work. The Research Annual Report highlights these accomplishments and more.


Cleveland Clinic.

Cleveland Clinic is one of the largest and most respected hospitals in the country. Our mission is to provide better care of the sick, investigation into their problems, and further education of those who serve. Learn more about our leadership, vision, values and model of healthcare.


Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston.

Since its founding in 1947, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts has been committed to providing adults and children with cancer with the best treatment available today while developing tomorrow’s cures through cutting-edge research. Read about our history, our breakthroughs, and the resources that help us support the health of our neighborhoods and communities.


Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (Lebanon, N.H.).

Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H) is a nonprofit academic health system that serves a population of 1.9 million in New England. D-H provides access to more than 1,000 primary care doctors and specialists in almost every area of medicine, delivering care in Lebanon, NH at its flagship, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center;


Duke University Hospital Durham, N.C.

Duke University Hospital  is consistently rated as one of the best hospitals in the United States and is known around the world for its outstanding care and groundbreaking research. It has 957 inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 51 operating rooms; an endosurgery center; an Ambulatory Surgery Center with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area


Emory University Hospital , Atlanta

Emory University Hospital’s tradition of healing dates back almost a century. In March 1904, our predecessor, Wesley Memorial Hospital, was chartered with 50 beds. The hospital was housed in a downtown Atlanta mansion that had been spared from destruction by General Sherman’s army during the Civil War.


Florida Hospital Orlando. Florida

Behavioral Health, Cancer, Cardiovascular, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Ear Nose and Throat, Emergency Services
Gamma Knife Program, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Gynecology, Hepatology
Imaging Services, Neuroscience, OB/Labor and Delivery, Orthopedics
Pain Treatment and Medicine, Pediatrics, Plastic Surgery, Pulmonary, Radiology Services
Rehabilitation, Spine, Sports Medicine, Transplant, Urology and Nephrology, Women’s, Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine, Health & Support. Best in Care & Publications, Pastoral Care, Eden Spa,


Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin

Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Froedtert Hospital is the only academic medical center in eastern Wisconsin. Academic medical centers, which represent just 6 percent of America’s hospitals, are partnerships between a medical school and its affiliated teaching hospitals and clinics


Geisinger Medical Center (Danville, Pa.).

Geisinger Medical Center is more than a hospital. It central Pennsylvania’s most complete healthcare system, offering many services that are not available anywhere else locally. With many nationally recognized, award-winning specialty areas and modern facilities, we offer virtually every type of care you and your family will ever need. And perhaps just as importantly, we know that great healthcare begins with listening to you.


Good Samaritan Hospital (Cincinnati).

Good Samaritan Hospital is a world-class academic medical center affiliated with both USC and UCLA Schools of Medicine. Good Samaritan Hospital supports six award-winning Centers of Excellence that focus on advancing the science of medicine while providing outstanding patient care with national and internationally renowned physicians.


Hackensack University Medical Center, NJ

Hackensack UMC was founded in the year 1888 with 12 beds and served as Bergen USA’s first hospital. Now the Hackensack University Medical Center has 775 beds and serves the north side of New Jersey and New York metro areas. The medical center includes the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital, Donna A. Sanzari Women’s Hospital, John Theurer Cancer Center, David & Alice Jurist Institute for Research and the Heart & Vascular Hospital, along with three other HackensackUMC campuses.

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, California

At Hoag, we take the term “medical team” seriously. With some of the most experienced specialists in their fields and nurses who consistently receive prestigious national accolades, our medical teams work together across disciplines to provide personalized care that places you in the starting position.


Hospital for Special Surgery, New York

HSS is nationally ranked No. 1 for orthopedics, and No. 3 for rheumatology by U.S.News & World Report (2017-18). HSS has been among the top-ranked hospitals for orthopedics and rheumatology for 26 consecutive years.

Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian (Philadelphia).

Penn Medicine’s history of patient care dates back more than 2 centuries to the founding of the first U.S. hospital, Pennsylvania Hospital, in 1751, followed by the opening of the USA first medical school at the University of Pennsylvania in 1765. In the past more than 30 years, Penn physicians and scientists have been part of many important medical discoveries for the America.


Houston Methodist Hospital.

Houston Methodist Hospita a famous hospital of the Houston Methodist system, has served patients from the Houston people and around the world for more than 90 years. The Hospital had started with a 30-bed hospital has evolved into one of the United States largest private nonprofit hospitals, an academic teaching hospital and a center for leading healthcare research.


Indiana University Health University Hospital, Indianapolis

Indiana University Health University Hospital celebrated its first century of service in 2014. It is one of the best hospital in the USA.


Inova Fairfax Hospital (Falls Church, Va.

Inova Fairfax Hospital, the flagship hospital of the non-profit Inova Health System, started with its first patients in February 1961. The 833-bed hospital is home to Northern Virginia’s only Level I trauma center.


Intermountain Medical Center, Murray, Utah

Intermountain Medical Center also a flagship hospital of Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare, Intermountain Medical Center consists of five interconnected centers of excellence encompassing 1.7 million square feet. The architectural conception and construction of this high-tech facility took over 10 years and cost $572 million.


John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek , California

John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek was establiesed in 1950s by 50 physicians. After several years of fundraising, the physicians & community members purchased a site upon which to build the hospital.


Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore.

The Johns Hopkins Hospital started on May 7, 1889. The hospital and the university were incorporated and endowed by Johns Hopkins, a wealthy Quaker businessman known as Baltimore’s greatest philanthropist. The hospital is one of the first healthcare systems to unite patient care with education and research.


Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest , Allentown, Pa.

Lehigh Valley Hospital’s founded in 1899, when 13 women raised $5,300 for a plot of land in Allentown to open a hospital for their community. The hospital is the flagship location of the Lehigh Valley Health Network.


Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Ill.

Loyola University Medical Center is a 559-bed academic medical center and medical hospital firmly rooted in the Jesuit Catholic faith. The hospital belongs to Loyola Medicine, a quaternary-care system with a 61-acre medical center campus in the western suburbs of Chicago.


Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston

This hospital Founded in 1811, Massachusetts General Hospital is the third oldest general hospital in the United States. and the first medical college hospital of Harvard Medical School. Today, it is considered the No. 1 overall hospital in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2015-16 rankings, and it is Magnet-designated for nursing excellence.


Mayo Clinic , Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic Founded in 1889, is the first and largest integrated nonprofit medical group practice in the U.S. A. The Mayo Clinic’s Rochester campus is made up of 2 hospitals, 794-bed Mayo Clinic Hospital, Methodist Campus and the 1,265-bed Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus.


Medical University of South Carolina , Charleston

The Medical University of South Carolina started its journey in 1824 as a small private college for the training of physicians. The medical school has since grown into a state university with a medical center and 6 colleges for the education of healthcare professionals, biomedical scientists and other health personnel.


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center , New York City

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is composed of 2 related institutions: 1) Memorial Hospital for Cancer & Allied Diseases and 2) Sloan Kettering Institute.Memorial Hospital started in 1884 as New York Cancer Hospital. In 1940s, Alfred P. Sloan and Charles F. Kettering donated money to build the Sloan Kettering Institute, and in 1960, the two institutions merged.


Mount Sinai Hospital , New York City.

Mount Sinai Hospital is a 1,171-bed general medical, surgical & medical teaching facility known across the country for excellence in clinical care and patient satisfaction. The Mount Sinai Health System was created from the combination of The Mount Sinai Medical Center and Continuum Health Partners, which agreed unanimously to combine in July 2013.


National Institutes of Health Clinical Center , Bethesda, Md.

The NIH Clinical Center founded in 1953.As a research institute, only patients with the precise type or stage of illness under investigation are admitted for treatment, and the 240-bed hospital does not specialize in services common for most community hospitals.


Nebraska Medicine – Nebraska Medical Center , Omaha, Neb..

This 621-bed hospital and medical school founded in 1997 after University of Nebraska Hospital merged with Bishop Clarkson Memorial Hospital. Nebraska Medical Center integrated with Bellevue (Neb.) Medical Center, a 55-bed hospital, & UNMC Physicians to form Nebraska Medicine.


NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (, New York City

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital was established in 1998 with the merger of The New York Hospital & The PresbyterianHospital. Both of its founding hospitals have pioneered important medical services and innovations.


NorthShore University HealthSystem Evanston Hospital , Ill.

Evanston Hospital is the flagship facility of NorthShore University HealthSystem. founded in 1891, the hospital has grown to include 354 beds, a Level I trauma center and programs for several medical specialties.


Northwestern Memorial Hospital , Chicago

Northwestern Memorial Hospital is the primary medical school hospital of the Chicago-based Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. The hospital has 894 beds and more than 1,600 affiliated physicians and 7,000 employees. Northwestern Memorial also includes the Prentice Women’s Hospital.


NYU Langone Medical Center, New York City

NYU Langone Medical Center is an academic medical center located in Manhattan that includes flagship facility Tisch Hospital, as well as Rusk Rehabilitation, Hospital for Joint Diseases and Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital. Collectively, the medical center has 1,069 beds.


Ochsner Medical Center , New Orleans

Ochsner Medical Center is a 602-bed acute care hospital. The hospital includes Ochsner Cancer Institute, Ochsner Multi-Organ Transplant Center & Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute.


The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center , Columbus

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is an medical collete center with 1,313 beds systemwide. The medical center’s history can be traced back to the founding of the Willoughby Medical University of Lake Erie in the year 1834.


Oregon Health and Science University Hospital , Portland

Oregon Health and Science University Hospital – OHSU is Oregon’s only academic health center. The healthcare system traces its roots back to 1867, when Willamette University’s first medical students began their education.


Porter Adventist Hospital , Denver

Porter Adventist is part of Adventist Health System and the Centura Health network. The hospital is a 368-bed regional medical center offering, among other services, organ transplant, spine surgery, joint replacement, cardiac treatment, cancer care and behavioral health.


Poudre Valley Hospital , Fort Collins, Colo.

Poudre Valley Hospital is part of Denver-based University of Colorado Health. The 270-bed community hospital serves patients in northern Colorado, southern Wyoming and western Nebraska.


Rush University Medical Center , Chicago

Rush University Medical Center is a non-profit, 664-bed academic medical center with a medical staff that numbers more than 800. The organization is named after Benjamin Rush, MD, the only physician with medical school training to sign the Declaration of Independence.


Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles

Founded in 1955, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is situated on the four-acre UCLA campus in West Los Angeles, along with Stewart & Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA and Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA.


Sanford USD Medical Center (Sioux Falls, S.D.).

Opened it door in 1894, Sanford USD Medical Center has grown to become the largest hospital in South Dakota. It has 4,000 employees and is the teaching hospital for the Sanford School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota.


Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, California.

Founded in 1924 by philanthropist and journalist Ellen Browning Scripps, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla offers a wide range of clinical, specialty and surgical services. The 318-bed hospital has more than 2,180 employees and more than 950 affiliated physicians.


Sentara Norfolk (Va.) General Hospital.

Sentara Norfolk General Hospital was known as Retreat for the Sick when it founded in 1888. At that time, there were fewer than 200 hospitals in the U.S. Today, Sentara Norfolk General is a 525-bed tertiary care facility and home to the area’s only Level I trauma center.


Spectrum Health Medical Center–Butterworth Hospital , Grand Rapids, Mich.

Founded in 1873, Butterworth Hospital is one of four facilities that make up Spectrum Health Medical Center, a system with 23,000 employees and 1,300 employed physicians.


Stanford (Califfornia) Health Care-Stanford Hospital.

Established in 1959 as the Palo Alto-Stanford Hospital Center, Stanford Hospital today has 613 licensed beds, about 1,500 faculty physicians & more than 1,000 interns and residents.


St. Cloud (Minn.) Hospital.

Founded by the Sisters of the Order of St. Benedict in 1886, St. Cloud Hospital operates under the auspices of the local Catholic Church. The 489-bed hospital is part of St. Cloud-based CentraCare, an integrated health system formed in 1995.


St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center , Phoenix, Ariz.

Founded in 1895 by the Sisters of Mercy, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center was the first hospital in the Phoenix area. Today, the 586-bed hospital is part of San Francisco-based Dignity Health.


St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital , Memphis, Tenn.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital opened in 1962 thanks to founder Danny Thomas, who had a dream that “no child should die in the dawn of life.” The hospital is named for St. Jude Thaddeus, the patron saint of hopeless causes.


St. Luke’s Boise (Idaho) Medical Center.

Opened in 1902, St. Luke’s Boise Medical Center is Idaho’s largest healthcare provider and the flagship hospital of St. Luke’s Health System. The six-hospital system was founded by Bishop James B. Funsten, who acted on an immediate need to provide care to retired Episcopal Church workers.


Tampa (Fla.) General Hospital.

Tampa General Hospital was known as Tampa Municipal Hospital when it opened alongside the Gordon Keller School of Nursing in 1927. The original hospital had 186 beds.


Texas Children’s Hospital , Houston

Since it opened in 1954, Texas Children’s Hospital has grown from 106 beds to 650. The hospital records more than 3.3 million patient encounters annually and serves as the academic partner of the Baylor College of Medicine.


Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals , Philadelphia

Since the main hospital facility was founded in 1825, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals has grown to include five primary locations and numerous radiation therapy satellite locations throughout the region. Today, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals includes 951 licensed beds and more than 7,800 full- and part-time employees.


UAB Hospital , Birmingham, Ala

UAB Hospital, a Level I trauma facility, boasts some of the top medical programs in America. The 1,157-bed hospital, among the 20 largest in the nation, includes UAB Heart and Vascular Center, a Level I trauma burn center, ambulatory clinic, rehabilitation center and psychiatric center, among other sites of care.


UC San Diego Medical Center.

Founded in 1966, UC San Diego Medical Center –Hillcrest is the primary clinical teaching site for UC San Diego School of Medicine. The 390-bed facility boasts the area’s only regional burn center, one of two Level I trauma centers in the region, and the Owen Clinic, which is one of the country’s top HIV care programs. UC San Diego Medical Center is part of UC San Diego Health, which also includes Thornton Hospital, Moores Cancer Center and the Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center.


UCSF Medical Center , San Francisco

The University of California, San Francisco and the UCSF Medical Center have a long and illustrious history. UCSF was founded in 1864 by a South Carolina surgeon who moved west as part of the California gold rush.


UF Health Shands , Gainesville, Fla.

UF Health Shands Hospital was established in 1958, though it was called UF Teaching Hospital at the time. The name was changed to include Shands in 1965, after William Augustine Shands, a former Florida senator whose efforts to enhance the Gainesville community led to the establishment of the teaching hospital.


University Hospitals Case Medical Center , Cleveland

University Hospitals Case Medical Center was founded in 1866. In its formative years, the hospital was supported by the same families that helped develop the city’s great civic and cultural institutions, including the Cleveland Museum of Art and The Cleveland Orchestra.


University of California Davis Medical Center , Sacramento

UC Davis Medical Center is a nationally recognized academic medical center that provides primary care for all ages and specialty care in 150 fields. The organization serves more than 6 million residents in a 65,000-square-mile area.


University of Chicago Medicine.

This academic medical center was established in 1927 as the University of Chicago Hospitals. Over the years, the hospital grew in size and prestige before eventually changing its name to University of Chicago Medical Center in 2006 and then to University of Chicago Medicine in 2012.


University of Colorado Hospital , Aurora

University of Colorado Hospital is the primary teaching hospital for the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. The hospital reports roughly 46,000 inpatient admissions and observations each year. Clinicians at the hospital also perform more than 23,000 surgeries, transplant nearly 300 organs, deliver 3,600 babies and care for more than 100,000 patients in the emergency department annually.


University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics , Iowa City.

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics employs more than 1,600 physicians, dentists, residents and fellows, as well nearly 7,000 nonphysician staff members including 1,972 nurses. In the year 2015, clinicians at the hospital performed 524 organ and tissue transplants.


University of Kansas Hospital , Kansas City

Opened in 1906 as part of the University of Kansas School of Medicine, this academic medical center is celebrating its 100th birthday this year. University of Kansas Hospital has changed significantly since its inception, especially in 1998.


University of Maryland Medical Center , Baltimore

University of Maryland Medical Center is one of the oldest academic medical centers in the country, having been founded in 1823 as the Baltimore Infirmary. Now, the hospital has 772 beds, 8,261 employees and 1,163 attending physicians and faculty.


University of Michigan University Hospital , Ann Arbor

This hospital’s history dates back to 1869, when the University of Michigan opened the nation’s first university-owned hospital, which had 20 beds. The hospital has changed drastically throughout its nearly 150-year history, and now the 550-bed University Hospital is one of three hospitals that make up U-M Medical Center.


University of Minnesota Medical Center , Minneapolis

The University of Minnesota Medical Center was founded in 1997 following the merger of the U of M Hospitals and Clinics with Fairview Health Services. With 1,700 licensed beds and 7,131 employees, U of M Medical Center includes two campuses on the east and west banks of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis.


University of North Carolina Medical Center , Chapel Hill

UNC Medical Center, previously called UNC Hospitals, was founded in 1952. At the time of its formation, the hospital was named N.C. Memorial. UNC Medical Center is now comprised of N.C. Memorial Hospital, N.C. Cancer Hospital, N.C. Children’s Hospital, N.C. Neurosciences Hospital and N.C. Women’s Hospital.


University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville

With roots dating back to 1956, University of Tennessee Medical Center serves as a referral center for eastern Tennessee, southeastern Kentucky and western North Carolina.

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center , Houston

MD Anderson and its nearly 20,000 employees are working to make cancer history. The hospital was established in 1941 by the Texas Legislature as the Texas State Cancer Hospital and the Division of Cancer Research before it was renamed after Monroe Dunaway Anderson, whose foundation helped fund the hospital.


University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics , Salt Lake City

More than 1,100 board-certified physicians staff four university hospitals, 10 community clinics and a number of specialty centers in the University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics system. This health system started off as a single hospital, The University of Utah Medical Center, which opened July 10, 1965.


University of Washington Medical Center , Seattle

UW Medical Center may be the No. 1 hospital in the Seattle metro area and the whole state of Washington, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2015-16 rankings, but it had humble beginnings. In 1959, it opened as one of the nation’s smallest teaching hospitals.


UPMC Presbyterian , Pittsburgh

UPMC Presbyterian was established in 1893. Today it is an academic medical center offering expertise in a variety of specialties and earning recognition for many of them. In fact, U.S. News & World Report ranked UPMC Presbyterian-Shadyside among the top 50 hospitals in the U.S. for 13 adult specialties, and UPMC was ranked the No. 13 hospital in the nation overall in U.S. News’ 2015-16 rankings.[READ MORE]


UR Medicine Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, N.Y.

The 800-bed Strong Memorial Hospital serves as the anchor of University of Rochester Medical Center, which also includes Highland Hospital, Golisano Children’s Hospital, the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center and the university’s school of medicine, school of nursing and dental school. Strong Memorial Hospital, which occupies 1.6 million square feet, opened as a 250-bed community hospital in 1925.


UW Health–University Hospital , Madison

This 505-bed Magnet-recognized regional referral center, part of UW Health, boasts a Level I adult and pediatric trauma center, one of the nation’s first certified comprehensive stroke centers and the UW Carbone Cancer Center, which is a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center. Its history dates back to 1924.


Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn.

A part of Vanderbilt Health, VUMC has 834 licensed beds between Vanderbilt University Hospital, Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. According to U.S. News & World Report’s 2015-16 rankings, VUMC is the No. 1 hospital in the Nashville metro area and in Tennessee overall.


Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center , Richmond, Va

. VCU Medical Center is part of VCU Health, which comprises the university’s five health sciences schools, Community Memorial Hospital of Richmond at VCU, VCU Massey Cancer Center and Virginia Premier, a health plan. The medical center has 1,125beds, is a regional referral center and the region’s only Level I trauma center for adults and children.


Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center , Winston-Salem, N.C.

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s history dates back to 1923, when North Carolina Baptist Hospital opened. In 1941, the hospital and the Bowman Gray School of Medicine entered into a partnership, laying the foundation for what Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is today. The academic medical center, which has 885 beds, is the region’s sole Level I trauma center and the first Level I pediatric trauma center in the state.


Yale-New Haven (Conn.) Hospital.