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Top 25 hospitals in Georgia by net patient revenue

More than 10 million people call Georgia “home,” making it one of the most populated states in the U.S. Across the state, its 215 hospitals help provide critical medical care to the people of Georgia. Below, we rank the top 25 hospitals in Georgia by net patient revenue (NPR) according to the most recent 12-month interval tracked in our database.

GA hospitals ranked by net patient revenue

Rank Hospital name City Net patient revenue # of discharges # of staffed beds Explore dataset
Northside Hospital Atlanta Atlanta $2,524,347,527  31,718 721 Explore
Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville Gainesville $1,492,480,771  37,182 657 Explore
Emory University Hospital Atlanta $1,269,646,065  25,865 635 Explore
Wellstar Kennestone Hospital Marietta $1,221,270,187  36,638 633 Explore
Emory University Hospital Midtown Atlanta $1,180,455,698  19,960 534 Explore
Piedmont Atlanta Hospital Atlanta $1,119,898,652  26,898 488 Explore
Grady Health System Atlanta $1,116,331,303  32,431 652 Explore
Northside Hospital Gwinnett Lawrenceville $1,058,337,466  26,203 491 Explore
Childrens Egleston Hospital Atlanta $880,566,458  11,419 330 Explore
10 Childrens Scottish Rite Hospital Atlanta $800,721,273  13,645 319 Explore
11 Augusta University Medical Center Augusta $745,404,287  20,660 464 Explore
12 Atrium Health Navicent the Medical Center Macon $724,859,330  28,480 632 Explore
13 Wellstar Cobb Hospital Austell $709,335,871  17,969 367 Explore
14 Northside Hospital Forsyth Cumming $679,868,692  15,897 304 Explore
15 Memorial Health University Medical Center Savannah $678,466,565  31,022 588 Explore
16 Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Albany $610,650,138  17,457 450 Explore
17 Northside Hospital Cherokee Canton $579,033,322  13,504 236 Explore
18 Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center Athens $546,671,051  21,305 359 Explore
19 Doctors Hospital of Augusta Augusta $546,375,150  14,895 297 Explore
20 Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital Atlanta $527,711,050  18,198 364 Explore
21 Piedmont Augusta Augusta $482,658,164  24,260 482 Explore
22 Piedmont Fayette Hospital Fayetteville $457,329,498  17,768 221 Explore
23 Atrium Health Floyd Medical Center Rome $414,619,051  12,606 224 Explore
24 Piedmont Columbus Regional - Midtown Columbus $404,862,366  14,970 379 Explore
25 South Georgia Medical Center Valdosta $401,983,647  16,160 263 Explore

Fig. 1 Data is from Definitive Healthcare’s HospitalView product. Data is from the October 2022 Medicare Cost Report release. According to the most recent 12-month interval tracked in our database. 

Which hospitals in Georgia rank highest by NPR?

Northside Hospital Atlanta comes in first on our list with a significant lead. This hospital has a net patient revenue of more than $2.5 billion. Interestingly, Northside Hospital Atlanta is also the top hospital in Georgia by number of beds, which could help explain why it has a much higher NPR than other hospitals on the list. The more beds a hospital has, the more patients it can care for, and the more revenue it can generate.

In second place is Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville, with nearly $1.5 billion in net patient revenue. Following in third place is Emory University Hospital, with $1.27 billion. Together, the top 25 hospitals account for an astounding $21 billion in net patient revenue.

Notably, many of the hospitals on this list also rank as some of the ”best hospitals” in Georgia, which makes sense since hospitals with high-quality care are more likely to draw patients and generate revenue. The “best hospitals” list acts as a resource for patients and their families in choosing where to seek treatment and care.

Emory University Hospital is ranked first in Georgia for cardiology centers, as well as first in Atlanta overall by the US News & World Report. Northside Hospital Atlanta is third in Atlanta overall.

What is net patient revenue?

Net patient revenue (NPR) is the total money that a healthcare organization generates from patient services. Money is collected from payors, including private insurance and Medicare and Medicaid.

The net patient revenue calculation is as follows:

  • Net patient revenue = total patient revenues - patient discounts.

Net revenue vs gross revenue

While net revenue is the total amount of money earned through providing patient services, minus expenses, gross revenue is just the total amount of money earned by providing patient services.

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