Top 5 hospitals in 10 major US cities

Top 5 hospitals in 10 major US cities

If you’re selling to hospitals, you already know how important it is to do your research on prospects and market changes.

You need to stay on top of a perpetually consolidating and shifting healthcare landscape. With thousands of hospitals and facilities in play, you also need to be able to triage and prioritize your most strategic accounts.

But there is only so much time in the day. How can you make sure you are really targeting the correct hospitals and key stakeholders?

To help you better navigate the healthcare market, here are the top five hospitals, ranked by net patient revenue, for some of the U.S.’ major cities: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington D.C., San Francisco, Boston, Dallas, Philadelphia, Miami, and Denver.

Top 5 hospitals in New York, NY

RankHospitalDefinitive IDNet patient revenue# of staffed beds# of dischargesPart of an IDN?
1New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center541974$7,691,623,214862113,812Yes
2Tisch Hospital2843$6,636,774,00072590,850Yes
3Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center2846$4,343,759,94451423,763No
4The Mount Sinai Hospital (AKA Mount Sinai Medical Center)2837$3,200,518,1201,08553,132Yes
5Lenox Hill Hospital2847$1,321,034,10741524,567Yes

Fig. 1 Data from the Definitive Healthcare HospitalView product. Financial and clinical data is from January 2024 Medicare Cost Report release. Data accessed April 2024.

What hospitals have the highest net patient revenue in New York City?

New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center has the highest net patient revenue in New York City, followed by Tisch Hospital. With $7.6 billion in NPR, it’s also the highest-earning hospital in the country.

Both NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Tisch Hospital are affiliated with prominent colleges. Cornell University and Columbia University are affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center while Tisch Hospital is affiliated with NYU School of Medicine.

Many college or university-affiliated hospitals and academic medical centers are actively engaged in cutting-edge research that often includes greater access to innovative procedures and quality care, especially since many college hospitals also serve as teaching and academic hospitals.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer takes the third slot. As one of the top cancer centers in the country, patients from across the state and country seek out care there.

Rounding out the top five are two hospitals from the Mount Sinai Health System—one of the prominent integrated delivery networks (IDNs) in the area. Want more even more insights? Discover the top 25 hospitals in New York.

Top 5 hospitals in Los Angeles, CA

RankHospitalDefinitive IDNet patient revenue# of staffed beds# of dischargesPart of an IDN?
1Cedars-Sinai Medical Center430$3,922,745,88090850,708Yes
2Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center395$2,620,570,31044622,197Yes
3Los Angeles General Medical Center (FKA LAC & USC Medical Center)476$1,958,345,21159629,636Yes
4Los Angeles Medical Center366$1,304,538,88749221,359Yes
5Keck Hospital of USC (FKA USC University Hospital)440$1,293,344,15430210,752Yes

Fig. 2 Data from the Definitive Healthcare HospitalView product. Financial and clinical data is from January 2024 Medicare Cost Report release. Data accessed April 2024.

What hospitals have the highest net patient revenue in Los Angeles?

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center tops the list for the hospital with the highest net patient revenue in Los Angeles with over $1.3 billion more revenue than the hospital in second place.

The majority of the LA hospitals on the list are academic medical centers or teaching hospitals.

Top 5 hospitals in Chicago, IL

RankHospitalDefinitive IDNet patient revenue# of staffed beds# of dischargesPart of an IDN?
1UChicago Medicine Mitchell Hospital - Hyde Park1168$2,402,126,46568629,145Yes
2Rush University Medical Center1149$2,304,152,43259826,767Yes
3Northwestern Memorial Hospital1135$2,190,081,07890145,521Yes
4University of Illinois Hospital1142$1,141,969,71239516,650Yes
5Ann & Robert H Lurie Childrens Hospital of Chicago5783$1,039,410,39036410,002No

Fig. 3 Data from the Definitive Healthcare HospitalView product. Financial and clinical data is from January 2024 Medicare Cost Report release. Data accessed April 2024.

What hospitals have the highest net patient revenue in Chicago?

UChicago Medicine Mitchell Hospital and Rush University Medical Center top the list with a disparity of about $100 million. Northwestern Memorial Hospital lags behind by just over $100 million. All three organizations are designated teaching hospitals and academic medical centers.

Additionally, the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago makes the list, as it is one of the largest and top-ranked pediatric providers in the region. Want a more comprehensive look? Discover the top hospitals in Illinois.

Top 5 hospitals in Washington, DC

RankHospitalDefinitive IDNet patient revenue# of staffed beds# of dischargesPart of an IDN?
1MedStar Washington Hospital Center754$1,517,106,86972527,681Yes
2Children’s National Hospital755$1,362,376,83432313,762Yes
3MedStar Georgetown University Hospital750$1,108,081,97940213,968Yes
4The George Washington University Hospital748$612,055,42033917,656Yes
5Sibley Memorial Hospital751$498,176,25022910,644Yes

Fig. 4 Data from the Definitive Healthcare HospitalView product. Financial and clinical data is from January 2024 Medicare Cost Report release. Data accessed April 2024.

What hospitals have the highest net patient revenue in DC?

Two MedStar Health hospitals round out the top three hospitals in Washington, D.C. MedStar Health serves the Washington, DC and Baltimore metropolitan area with 10 hospitals, 31 urgent care centers, 19 imaging centers and six ambulatory surgery centers.

Children’s National Medical Center takes the second spot on the list for D.C. and is one of the country’s top-ranked pediatric medical centers. It also is the only Level I Pediatric Trauma Center in the D.C. metropolitan area which means more specialized pediatric care in the region flows through the hospital.

Top 5 hospitals in San Francisco, CA

RankHospitalDefinitive IDNet patient revenue# of staffed beds# of dischargesPart of an IDN?
1UCSF Helen Diller Medical Center at Parnassus Heights560$5,436,410,90083435,496Yes
2California Pacific Medical Center - Van Ness Campus975508$987,817,06727414,497Yes
3Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (FKA San Francisco General Hospital)554$889,527,04728413,154Yes
4San Francisco Medical Center555$734,878,50823912,091Yes
5South San Francisco Medical Center580$284,575,8631205,597Yes

Fig. 5 Data from the Definitive Healthcare HospitalView product. Financial and clinical data is from January 2024 Medicare Cost Report release. Data accessed April 2024.

What hospitals have the highest net patient revenue in San Francisco?

UCSF Helen Diller Medical Center at Parnassus Heights far surpasses the net patient revenue of other California hospitals on the list. Its net patient revenue is more than $4.4 billion than California Pacific Medical Center – Van Ness Campus in second place.

UCSF Helen Diller Medical Center at Parnassus Heights is the original campus of the UCSF Health system and includes a 15-story hospital, ambulatory care center, and psychiatric hospital and clinics.

Top 5 hospitals in Boston, MA

RankHospitalDefinitive IDNet patient revenue# of staffed beds# of dischargesPart of an IDN?
1Massachusetts General Hospital1973$3,504,058,79599744,240Yes
2Brigham and Women’s Hospital1969$2,798,569,56381240,183Yes
3Dana-Farber Cancer Institute1978$1,883,616,165301,290No
4Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center1970$1,674,048,44270535,447Yes
5Boston Children’s Hospital1979$1,585,985,69248513,225Yes

Fig. 6 Data from the Definitive Healthcare HospitalView product. Financial and clinical data is from January 2024 Medicare Cost Report release. Data accessed April 2024.

What hospitals have the highest net patient revenue in Boston?

Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital take the first and second spots in Boston with more than $3.5 billion and $2.7 billion in net patient revenue respectively. Both hospitals are part of the Mass General Brigham system, one of the top health systems in the Boston area.

Two specialized institutions, Dana-Faber Cancer Institute and Boston Children’s Hospital also make an appearance in the top five hospitals in Boston. Looking to take a deeper dive into MA hospitals? Discover the top 20 hospitals in Massachusetts.

Top 5 hospitals in Philadelphia, PA

RankHospitalDefinitive IDNet patient revenue# of staffed beds# of dischargesPart of an IDN?
1Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania3571$3,364,264,1521,05141,921Yes
2Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia (AKA CHOP)3567$2,695,079,24566721,030Yes
3Temple University Hospital3577$1,985,606,87245130,602Yes
4Thomas Jefferson University Hospital3572$1,932,315,29186833,104Yes
5Penn Presbyterian Medical Center3563$988,469,25432816,788Yes

Fig. 7 Data from the Definitive Healthcare HospitalView product. Financial and clinical data is from January 2024 Medicare Cost Report release. Data accessed April 2024.

What hospitals have the highest net patient revenue in Philadelphia?

The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania tops the list with more than $3.3 billion in net patient revenue. Not far behind it is Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia with more than $2.6 billion in net patient revenue. Looking for more insights? Discover our list of Pennsylvania’s largest hospitals.

Top 5 hospitals in Miami, FL

RankHospitalDefinitive IDNet patient revenue# of staffed beds# of dischargesPart of an IDN?
1Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center851$2,363,667,31853217,848Yes
2Baptist Hospital846$1,709,663,54394827,424Yes
3Jackson Memorial Hospital845$1,471,427,1351,89362,137Yes
4Mount Sinai Medical Center (FL)842$904,182,35348124,831No
5Nicklaus Childrens Hospital (AKA Nicklaus Childrens Health System)5892$769,283,94625910,029No

Fig. 8 Data from the Definitive Healthcare HospitalView product. Financial and clinical data is from January 2024 Medicare Cost Report release. Data accessed April 2024.

What hospitals have the highest net patient revenue in Miami?

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center generates the highest amount of net patient revenue in Miami, followed by Baptist Hospital and Jackson Memorial Hospital—the latter of which is one of the largest U.S. hospitals by number of staffed beds.

It’s not surprising a cancer center takes the top spot as they are often quite profitable, and this particular hospital hosts a large number of clinical trials and is a hub for cancer research as well. See where Miami’s hospitals fall on our list of the largest hospitals in Florida.

Top 5 hospitals in Denver, CO

RankHospitalDefinitive IDNet patient revenue# of staffed beds# of dischargesPart of an IDN?
1Denver Health Main Campus663$1,111,358,10639618,173Yes
2Presbyterian/St Lukes Medical Center664$624,967,4423129,665Yes
3Intermountain Health Saint Joseph Hospital (FKA Saint Joseph Hospital)662$567,455,20440015,980Yes
4Rose Medical Center659$347,159,90125311,516Yes
5AdventHealth Porter (FKA Porter Adventist Hospital)661$319,804,9991806,345Yes

Fig. 9 Data from the Definitive Healthcare HospitalView product. Financial and clinical data is from January 2024 Medicare Cost Report release. Data accessed April 2024.

What hospitals have the highest net patient revenue in Denver?

Denver Health Main Campus comes out far ahead of the other hospitals on the list in the city as its net patient revenue is nearly half a billion more than Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center in second place.

Denver Health Main Campus is the flagship hospital for Denver Health. The majority of healthcare facilities in Denver Health’s system are Federally Qualified Health Centers. Denver Health serves a third of the city’s residents, which likely accounts for its top spot. Learn how Denver’s hospitals rank on our list of top hospitals in Colorado.

Top 5 hospitals in Dallas, TX

RankHospitalDefinitive IDNet patient revenue# of staffed beds# of dischargesPart of an IDN?
1William P Clements Jr University Hospital3923$2,116,610,19171431,549Yes
2Children’s Medical Center Dallas5377$1,558,407,31937713,016Yes
3Medical City Dallas3914$1,325,131,20681933,386Yes
4Baylor University Medical Center - Dallas3930$1,258,920,35280034,841Yes
5Parkland Health (FKA Parkland Health and Hospital System)3931$985,442,00978644,707No

Fig. 10 Data from the Definitive Healthcare HospitalView product. Financial and clinical data is from January 2024 Medicare Cost Report release. Data accessed March 2024.

What hospitals have the highest net patient revenue in Dallas?

The William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital is the top hospital in Dallas, with more than $2.1 billion in net patient revenue. It’s also an academic medical center and teaching hospital affiliated with UT Southwestern Medical School.

Behind that, comes Children’s Medical Center Dallas, another top-ranked pediatric hospital. Children’s Medical Center Dallas is also designated as a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center.

Medical City Dallas, the third-place entry in our list, is one of the highest-earning Health Corporation of America hospitals. For more data, discover the largest hospitals in Texas.

Which type of hospital generates the most revenue in cities?

Based on these rankings, it’s clear that there are a few types of hospitals that generate the highest amount of net patient revenue:

  • Children’s hospitals: The billions of dollars flowing through children’s hospitals every year pay for the care of thousands of children, many of them extremely sick or suffering from chronic conditions requiring a lifetime of treatment. Hospital officials say costs are high because the care is complicated, and the technology is expensive. In addition, the hospitals help fund research into the causes and treatment of diseases.
  • Teaching hospitals: Affiliated with medical schools and associated with high costs, teaching hospitals are the training grounds for the next generation of physicians. The reason for the expense? Not only does Medicare pay teaching hospitals more, to compensate them for their educational mission, but also these hospitals command higher prices in the commercial market due to the medical-school affiliation.
  • Cancer centers: Cancer treatments can be costly due to expensive drugs, cutting-edge treatments, the necessity for experienced doctors with high salaries, and lengthy hospital stays.

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