Here is a Top 10 list of the largest hospitals in the world - each one bringing something unique to their city and transforming patients lives with new technologies and research.
As a public health service, Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris is the largest hospital group in Europe and is on a mission to service 10m patients each year. The service is a leading employer in the Greater Paris area with over 100,000 doctors, researchers, paramedical staff, administrative personnel and workers.
Saudi Arabia, Riyadh
King Fahad Medical City (KFMC) has been hailed as one of the greatest medical achievements in Saudi Arabia. KFMC stands as the largest and most advanced medical complex in the Middle East.
The hospital’s goal is to deliver the best healthcare services to every citizen of Saudi Arabia. Additionally, the medical centre serves as a platform for medical knowledge exchange and research.
Peking Union Medical College Hospital (PUMCH) was established in 1921 by the China Medical Board under the Rockefeller Foundation. The hospital is involved in significant research on vaginal malformation and operates the largest research database worldwide in this field.
The main research areas of focus at the centre include vaginal atresia, MRKH syndrome and oblique septum vagina.
Israel, Petah Tikva
Rabin Medical Center (RMC), consists of Beilinson and Hasharon Hospitals. It has set new standards in medical treatment and has been at the forefront of utilising cutting-edge technologies while upholding the highest quality of care for patients and their families. RMC is renowned for its scientific research, technological advancements and medical breakthroughs.
Charité is a renowned hospital with a rich history, global recognition and a strong sense of its social mission. Its dedicated medical specialists collaborate daily to advance medical research, education and patient care on a national and international scale.
Charité was ranked the fifth best hospital globally and the best in Europe "The World's Best Hospital Ranking" by Newsweek magazine, in 2022.
South Africa, Johannesburg
Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital spans 173 acres, has 3,200 beds and 6,760 staff. Emergencies account for 70% of admissions, including an average of 160 gunshot wound victims per month. Annually, the hospital handles about 150,000 inpatient cases and 500,000 outpatient cases.
Houston, Texas, USA
Texas Medical Center is one of the world’s largest children’s hospitals and also one of the biggest cancer hospitals. One baby is delivered every 20 minutes at TMC and there is one surgery every three minutes.
Leaders throughout the TMC community have united to become a leader in health and life sciences, to serve the health, education and research needs of Texas.
Established in 2001, the Clinical Center of Serbia covers more than 34 hectares and includes the Belgrade School of Medicine. The centre is set to grow, with €110m being spent on its reconstruction, which will conclude in 2024.
The hospital offers 3,500 beds and participates in infection control programmes, selection of disinfectants, control of sterilisation effectiveness and vaccinations.
The West China Medical Center of Sichuan University hospital stands out in this list with its exceptional beginnings. The hospital was founded in 1910 by Christian missionary groups from the UK and North America. In 1914, a medical school was added and it became the first institution in China to teach dentistry. Later in 2000, the hospital merged with Sichuan University and now operates with an impressive capacity of 4,300 beds.
The hospital specialises in liver donor transplants, lung cancer surgery, mini-invasive therapy, cardiac intervention, pancreatitis gastrointestinal surgery and more.
Taiwan, Taoyuan City
Linkou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital (CGMH) has 4,000 beds and has served one-third of Taiwan's population.
The prestigious and JCI accredited multi-specialty hospital has trained many physicians from around the world and is renowned for its extensive patient volume, treating 10,000 out-patients daily and more than 10,000 international patients each year.
The hospital's focus on research, innovation and education has earned it global recognition.