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Top 25 Pennsylvania hospitals by net patient revenue

Definitive Healthcare tracks more than 330 active hospitals across the state of Pennsylvania. One way to measure a hospital’s performance is through net patient revenue (NPR). NPR is calculated by taking the gross revenue from all patient care and subtracting deductions such as donations, bad debt, and contractual adjustments.

We used our HospitalView database to rank the top hospitals in Pennsylvania by net patient revenue (NPR) for the cost report period ending in 6/30/21.

Top hospitals in PA by net patient revenue for the cost report period ending in 6/30/21

Ranking Hospital name City Net patient revenue # of discharges # of staffed beds Explore dataset
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia $2,851,500,619  37,697 781 Explore
Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia (AKA CHOP) Philadelphia $2,186,693,148  17,075 591 Explore
Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest Allentown $2,085,604,745  51,694 1,061 Explore
UPMC Presbyterian Pittsburgh $2,082,739,594  43,190 1,146 Explore
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Philadelphia $1,853,409,735  37,807 854 Explore
Penn State Health Milton S Hershey Medical Center Hershey $1,842,060,082  26,071 625 Explore
Temple University Hospital Philadelphia $1,760,511,584  37,979 451 Explore
Geisinger Medical Center Danville $1,381,788,500  29,671 526 Explore
WellSpan York Hospital York $1,345,334,232  25,378 533 Explore
10 Lancaster General Hospital Lancaster $1,215,722,831  27,890 620 Explore
11 UPMC Harrisburg (FKA Harrisburg Hospital) Harrisburg $1,135,307,331  36,737 587 Explore
12 Reading Hospital West Reading $1,055,662,202  31,830 503 Explore
13 UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital Pittsburgh $1,027,010,471  17,859 317 Explore
14 St Lukes University Hospital - Bethlehem Bethlehem $969,515,914  29,428 669 Explore
15 Allegheny General Hospital Pittsburgh $940,194,338  21,455 552 Explore
16 Penn Presbyterian Medical Center Philadelphia $901,329,870  16,937 336 Explore
17 St Christophers Hospital for Children Philadelphia $813,871,427  3,925 188 Explore
18 Jefferson Abington Hospital (FKA Abington Memorial Hospital) Abington $789,045,199  30,310 588 Explore
19 Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia Philadelphia $774,303,586  22,718 509 Explore
20 West Penn Hospital Pittsburgh $686,832,096  15,016 255 Explore
21 UPMC Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh $685,122,821  11,460 313 Explore
22 Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center Wilkes Barre $664,843,804  20,064 300 Explore
23 Pennsylvania Hospital Philadelphia $656,640,133  22,161 432 Explore
24 Lankenau Medical Center Wynnewood $562,412,725  18,231 370 Explore
25 Jefferson Torresdale Hospital Philadelphia $547,906,811  24,134 252 Explore

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

What are the top hospitals in Pennsylvania by net patient revenue?

All the hospitals on the list bring in at least half a billion dollars in NPR. Combined, the top 25 hospitals earned more than $30 billion in net patient revenue, with the average hospital earning approximately $1.2 billion.

Nine Philadelphia hospitals make the top 25 list. The Philadelphia hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, is in first place with $2.8 billion in NPR. This short-term acute care hospital is also ranked #1 in Pennsylvania by US News and World Report.

The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania is a part of the Penn Medicine health system, which has 92 entities spanning from ambulatory surgery centers to hospitals to physician groups. Definitive Healthcare uses a proprietary affiliations intelligence to classify integrated delivery network (IDN) levels to determine how closely integrated a hospital is with a health system. The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania is classified as a System IV, strategic integration, which means that the hospital and the health system have an exceptional degree of integration with information systems, centralized administrative control, purchasing, and distribution.

All the hospitals on the list are classified as short-term acute care except for three children’s hospitals—one of them being the second-place facility, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (also known as CHOP). This voluntary nonprofit hospital is a children’s hospital and the only hospital on the list that is not a part of an IDN. Children’s Hospital NPR is roughly $2.1 billion.

Geographically, all of the hospitals on the top 25 list are located in eastern or central Pennsylvania, except for the five Pittsburgh-based hospitals. Among these western Pennsylvania hospitals, the hospital with the highest NPR is the fifth-place hospital, UPMC Presbyterian, which has an NPR of $2.08 billion.

Why is net patient revenue important?

Net patient revenue (NPR) can be a key indicator of a healthcare organization’s the financial health and performance as it is influenced by patient volumes, reimbursement, and the need to keep up with changing regulations.

Companies use NPR to determine which healthcare organizations can benefit from and have the propensity to buy their solutions.

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