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Top hospitals in Delaware by net patient revenue

Home to just over one million people, Delaware is the 45th-most populous state in the U.S. Also known as the First State, Delaware is the second-smallest state in the U.S., yet still has 19 hospitals and 13 integrated delivery networks (IDNs), according to Definitive Healthcare data.

Below, we have compiled a list of the top 10 hospitals in Delaware based on net patient revenue (NPR), a standard for measuring the financial performance of healthcare organizations, using HospitalView. NPR is the amount of money generated from patient services from sources such as commercial insurance, Medicaid, and Medicare.

Delaware hospitals with the highest net patient revenue

Rank DE hospital name City Definitive ID Net patient revenue # of discharges # of staffed beds Explore dataset 
Christiana Hospital Newark 744 $2,261,415,744  49,852 906 Explore
Nemours Children's Hospital - Delaware (FKA Nemours Alfred I DuPont Hospital for Children) Wilmington 5163 $694,004,921  7,964 206 Explore
Bayhealth Hospital - Kent Campus Dover 743 $588,441,904  11,370 279 Explore
Beebe Healthcare - Margaret H Rollins Lewes Campus (FKA Beebe Medical Center) Lewes 747 $549,735,445  10,687 210 Explore
Bayhealth Hospital - Sussex Campus Milford 926574 $298,619,052  4,994 128 Explore
TidalHealth Nanticoke (FKA Nanticoke Memorial Hospital) Seaford 746 $153,218,423  4,473 92 Explore
Saint Francis Hospital Wilmington 745 $129,017,249  5,220 146 Explore
Rockford Center Newark 6285 $32,351,612  4,705 148 Explore
MeadowWood Behavioral Health Hospital New Castle 541943 $30,461,930  4,435 120 Explore
10 Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Middletown (FKA HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Middletown) Middletown 835791 $29,189,786  1,273 40 Explore

Fig. 1. Data is from the Definitive Healthcare HospitalView product. Data is accurate as of April 2024.

What Delaware hospitals have the highest net patient revenue?

The Delaware hospital with the highest net patient revenue is Christiana Hospital, with an NPR of $2.6 billion. With no other hospitals passing the one billion mark in terms of NPR, Christiana Hospital has a financial performance far exceeding the other hospitals in Delaware. The over 900 staffed beds at this hospital help to contribute to the high NPR and make Christiana Hospital the largest hospital in Delaware.

Christiana Hospital has Delaware’s only Level I trauma center and the only Level I trauma center on the East Coast corridor between Philadelphia and Baltimore. This hospital is a teaching hospital with an on-campus Medical Education Center that is also accompanied by a Center for Heart & Vascular Health and the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center. These centers of care lead to Christiana Hospital’s ranking as the #1 hospital in Delaware, according to U.S. News & World Reports.

The hospital with the second highest NPR in Delaware is Nemours Children’s Hospital, with an NPR of $694 million. It is a part of the Nemours Children’s Health System, which has locations throughout Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and even Florida. The Nemours Children’s Hospital is ranked as the #1 Children’s Hospital in Delaware, the #9 hospital in the Mid-Atlantic, and is nationally ranked in five children’s specialties, according to U.S. News & World Reports.

Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus, has the third-highest net patient revenue in Delaware, with an NPR of $588 million. This hospital has a Level III trauma center alongside a Center for Women and Infants, an Outpatient Center, and a Cancer Center.

The total NPR of the top 10 Delaware hospitals accounts for over 90% of all NPR in the state. A significant portion of this is due to the exceedingly high NPR of the #1 hospital when compared to all other hospitals in Delaware.

How to use Delaware NPR for your healthcare commercialization strategy

Understanding the hospital landscape of Delaware can help you make decisions as you sell into Delaware’s healthcare industry. If you are bringing a product or service to market, knowing which Delaware hospitals have the highest NPR can help you size the market, align sales territories, or make strategic investment decisions.

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