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Top 20 Illinois hospitals by net patient revenue

Illinois is the 6th most populous state in the nation, with more than 12 million residents living within its borders. The vast majority of Illinois residents are concentrated in the northeast part of the state, which is why most of the largest healthcare facilities are located in the Chicago metro area.

How many hospitals does Illinois have?

As of December 2022, Definitive Healthcare tracks more than 8,300 hospitals in its HospitalView product, of which 258 are located in Illinois. Below are the top 20 Illinois hospitals ranked by their net patient revenue.

Illinois hospitals with the highest net patient revenues

Rank Hospital name City Net patient revenue Explore dataset
Northwestern Memorial Hospital Chicago $2,224,223,352  Explore
Rush University Medical Center Chicago $1,992,372,740  Explore
UChicago Medicine Mitchell Hospital  Chicago $1,992,346,000  Explore
Evanston Hospital  Evanston $1,730,812,209  Explore
Advocate Christ Medical Center Oak Lawn $1,373,076,255  Explore
Loyola University Medical Center Maywood $1,316,022,888  Explore
OSF Saint Francis Medical Center Peoria $1,241,610,461  Explore
Carle Foundation Hospital Urbana $1,197,494,564  Explore
Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital Winfield $1,165,049,784  Explore
10 Advocate Lutheran General Hospital Park Ridge $1,025,238,568  Explore
11 Ann & Robert H Lurie Childrens Hospital of Chicago Chicago $914,817,592  Explore
12 University of Illinois Hospital Chicago $842,169,006  Explore
13 John H Stroger Jr Hospital of Cook County Chicago $738,723,522  Explore
14 Springfield Memorial Hospital  Springfield $710,642,867  Explore
15 Edward Hospital  Naperville $700,376,650  Explore
16 UW Health Swedish American Hospital  Rockford $633,043,910  Explore
17 Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center Chicago $623,578,638  Explore
18 HSHS St John’s Hospital Springfield $573,865,071  Explore
19 Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital  McHenry $549,659,999  Explore
20 Elmhurst Hospital Elmhurst $511,368,071 Explore

Fig. 1 Data is from Definitive Healthcare’s HospitalView product. Data is from the October 2022 Medicare Cost Report release.

Which Illinois hospitals have the highest net patient revenue?

Collectively, the top 20 Illinois hospitals have an NPR of over $22 billion. The highest ranked is Northwestern Memorial Hospital with a net patient revenue of $2,224,223,352. This Chicago-based facility is an academic medical center (AMC) and teaching hospital, and is also the largest hospital in the state by the number of staffed beds. The hospital has been nationally recognized numerous times for its quality of care. In 2022, U.S. News and World Report named Northwestern Memorial as the 9th best hospital in the nation and the best in the Chicago metro area.

The hospital with the second highest NPR is Rush University Medical Center, also based in Chicago. Its net patient revenue is $1,992,372,740 and has been in operation for more than 180 years. Rush University Medical Center is an AMC and teaching hospital associated with Rush University, and it’s known for its 70 highly competitive residency and fellowship programs in numerous medical and surgical specialties. It is the flagship hospital for the Rush University System for Health.

In third place is UChicago Medicine Mitchell Hospital, which is a part of the UChicago Medicine integrated delivery network. Another Chicago-based facility, UChicago Mitchell Hospital comes in just behind Rush University Medical Center, with an NPR of $1,992,346,000. Like Rush University Medical Center, UChicago Mitchell Hospital is also an AMC and teaching hospital associated with the University of Chicago.

Where are the largest hospitals by net patient revenue located? 

With more than 9 million residents, the Chicago metro area is by far the most populated area of the state. More than half of the state's entire population lives in and around Chicago. Because of this, the majority of the largest hospitals by net patient revenue are also located in the city.

While there are some large hospitals in cities like Springfield and Evanston, 15 of the top 20 hospitals on this list are located in Chicago. The highest-ranking facility outside this metro area is Evanston Hospital, which ranks at number four.

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