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Top 25 hospitals by housekeeping expenses

Hospitals rely on effective housekeeping to ensure that medical areas are safe and clean for optimal patient care.  

Below, we compiled a list of the top 25 hospitals by housekeeping expenses. 

Top 25 hospitals with the highest housekeeping expenses

Rank Hospital name Cost center: Housekeeping Explore dataset
New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center $82,056,535  Explore
Tisch Hospital $51,006,936  Explore
UCSF Helen Diller Medical Center at Parnassus Heights $47,566,951  Explore
Texas Children’s Hospital $46,043,129  Explore
AdventHealth Orlando $45,915,531  Explore
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center $40,598,411  Explore
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus $39,800,865  Explore
Montefiore Hospital - Moses Campus $38,363,064  Explore
Stanford Hospital $37,919,214  Explore
10 Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia $36,929,367  Explore
11 Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania $36,623,327  Explore
12 The Johns Hopkins Hospital $35,677,917  Explore
13 University of California Davis Medical Center $33,233,387  Explore
14 Massachusetts General Hospital $32,864,726  Explore
15 Cedars-Sinai Medical Center $32,412,786  Explore
16 Long Island Jewish Medical Center $32,063,037  Explore
17 University Hospital $31,902,980  Explore
18 Fontana Medical Center $30,519,398  Explore
19 Parkland Health $30,140,943  Explore
20 Jackson Memorial Hospital $29,064,161  Explore
21 LAC & USC Medical Center $29,019,002  Explore
22 Yale New Haven Hospital $28,948,620  Explore
23 Cincinnati Children’s Burnet Campus $28,817,568  Explore
24 Mount Sinai Medical Center $28,427,200  Explore
25 Barnes-Jewish Hospital $27,733,952  Explore

Fig. 1 Data is from Definitive Healthcare’s HospitalView. Data is accurate as of November 2022.

Which hospital has the most housekeeping expenses? 

New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center spends the most on housekeeping, with $82,056,535. At a distant second place is Tisch Hospital with $51,006,936. In third is UCSF Helen Diller Medical Center at Parnassus Heights, with $47,566,951.  

Notably, many of the hospitals on this list—including Cedars-Sinai, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital—also rank as “best hospitals” in the U.S., according to the U.S. News & World Report. This makes sense because clean medical and waiting areas are crucial in delivering high-quality patient care.  

How do you calculate cleaning costs? 

To calculate cleaning costs, healthcare organizations consider a variety of factors, like the number of square feet and cleaning cost per hour. Organizations may also consider the type of cleaning services required within the space—including whether it requires a “light” or “deep” clean. 

Why are housekeeping services a necessary investment in healthcare? 

In healthcare, use of cleaning technology and housekeeping activities, like vacuuming, mopping, and disinfecting, keep both patient and non-patient areas clean. 

Hospital cleaning efforts often focus on high-touch environmental surfaces. Regularly disinfecting these areas helps kill pathogens, and as a result, reduces the rate of healthcare associated infections in hospitals. 

How does hospital cleanliness impact HCAHPS scores? 

HCAHPS or the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems is a survey that assesses patients’ perception of their care within a hospital. Hospital cleanliness directly affects HCAHPS scores since these scores consider how clean patients report the facility to be. 

Even more, studies show that patients’ perceptions of a clean vs unclean hospital area significantly affect patient satisfaction. Unsurprisingly, patients are more likely to recommend hospitals that they view as clean. 

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