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Top hospitals in Washington D.C. by net patient revenue

Washington D.C. is nestled between Maryland and Virginia, with nearly 680,000 people calling it home. While not a state itself, the District of Columbia is still more populous than two states, Vermont and Wyoming. In addition to notable historic sites, such as the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C. also has roughly 14 hospitals and seven integrated delivery networks (IDNs), according to Definitive Healthcare data.  

Below, we have compiled a list of the top 10 hospitals in the District of Columbia based on net patient revenue (NPR) using HospitalView. NPR is the amount of money hospitals generate from patient services, and it is collected through commercial insurance, Medicaid, and Medicare. It is a standard measurement of a healthcare organization’s financial performance.  

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RankHospitalDefinitive IDNet patient revenue# of discharges# of staffed bedsExplore dataset
1MedStar Washington Hospital Center754$1,517,106,869 27,681725Explore
2Children's National Hospital755$1,362,376,834 13,762323Explore
3MedStar Georgetown University Hospital750$1,108,081,979 13,968402Explore
4The George Washington University Hospital748$612,055,420 17,656339Explore
5Sibley Memorial Hospital751$498,176,250 10,644229Explore
6Howard University Hospital749$294,594,748 7,068215Explore
7MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital5337$164,028,326 1,861137Explore
8United Medical Center753$99,658,876 3,420123Explore
9BridgePoint Continuing Care Hospital - Capitol Hil (FKA Specialty Hospital of Washington - Capital Hill)5940$62,288,766 59960Explore
10BridgePoint Continuing Care Hospital - National Harborside (FKA Specialty Hospital of Washington - Hadley BridgePoint Hospital - Hadley)6301$56,701,648 41782Explore

Fig. 1 - Data is from Definitive Healthcare’s HospitalView product. Data is accurate as of March 2024.  

What District of Columbia hospitals have the highest net patient revenue?  

The District of Columbia hospital with the highest net patient revenue is MedStar Washington Hospital Center, with an NPR of $1.5 billion. This hospital is a part of the MedStar Health IDN along with the #3 and #7 hospitals, making it easy to transfer electronic health records and referrals among the three facilities.

The MedStar Washington Hospital Center is a not-for-profit academic and research center and is the largest hospital in the District of Columbia. This hospital is ranked as the #2 hospital in Washington, DC, by U.S. News & World Report and is nationally ranked in the top 40 for cardiology and heart surgery. Their trauma center is nationally recognized for outstanding outcomes, and MedStar Washington Hospital Center offers the region’s only adult burn center.

The hospital with the second highest NPR in the District of Columbia is Children’s National Hospital, with an NPR of $1.3 billion. This hospital is the main hospital in a care network that extends into Maryland and Virginia, with over 60 specialty care centers, affiliate locations, and pediatrician’s offices. On the hospital’s campus is a research and innovation hub anchored by their Rare Disease Institute and Genetic Medicine Research. Children’s National Hospital also has a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center and Level I Children’s Surgery Center, a distinction only 20 other children’s hospitals in the United States have achieved. Children’s National Hospital is ranked as the #5 children’s hospital in the United States, and they are nationally ranked in the top 10 for eight children’s specialties.

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital has D.C.’s third-highest net patient revenue, with an NPR of $1.1 billion. This not-for-profit hospital is the second largest in Washington, D.C. and was the first in D.C. to receive Magnet® recognition for excellence in nursing care. The hospital campus has five centers of excellence for transplants, cancer services, gastroenterology, neurology/neurosurgery, and orthopedics.

Using hospital and IDN NPR for your Washington DC healthcare commercialization strategy

When making strategic decisions within the healthcare industry, knowing which District of Columbia hospitals have the highest NPR is crucial to bringing your product or service to market. For instance, while there are few hospitals in Washington, D.C., all the top three hospitals surpass an NPR of $1 billion, showing the high need for medical attention despite the smaller size of the District of Columbia.

Knowing which hospitals in D.C. have a high NPR and, specifically, which high-ranking hospitals are within the same IDN, can help you size the market, align sales territories, or make strategic investment decisions.

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