Top U.S. hospitals by laundry expenses
Clean and sanitized medical linens such as hospital bedding, patient gowns and garments, and medical professional attire keep patients safe and help facilities manage infection control.
Using data from the Definitive Healthcare HospitalView product, the list below outlines the top 25 hospitals in the United States by laundry and linen expenditures. Data is sourced from the Medicare Cost Report (MCR) and aggregated from the most recent 12-month interval tracked in our database.
Top 25 hospitals by laundry and linen expenditures
|Rank||Definitive ID||Hospital name||Location||Laundry and linen service costs||Explore dataset|
|1||541974||NewYork-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center||New York, NY||$15,370,113||Explore|
|2||430||Cedars-Sinai Medical Center||Los Angeles, CA||$10,599,494||Explore|
|3||273024||Montefiore Hospital - Moses Campus||Bronx, NY||$10,542,262||Explore|
|4||2708||Presbyterian Hospital||Albuquerque, NM||$10,343,485||Explore|
|5||560||UCSF Helen Diller Medical Center at Parnassus Heights||San Francisco, CA||$9,177,940||Explore|
|6||2415||SSM Health St Joseph Hospital - St Charles||St Charles, MO||$8,550,899||Explore|
|7||395||Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center||Los Angeles, CA||$7,122,342||Explore|
|8||476||LAC & USC Medical Center||Los Angeles, CA||$6,997,261||Explore|
|9||2976||Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center||Winston Salem, NC||$6,703,964||Explore|
|10||4534||Aurora St Luke's Medical Center of Aurora Health Care Metro||Milwaukee, WI||$6,542,669||Explore|
|11||1772||Ochsner Medical Center - Main Campus||New Orleans, LA||$6,313,335||Explore|
|12||1914||The Johns Hopkins Hospital||Baltimore, MD||$5,933,014||Explore|
|13||3571||Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania||Philadelphia, PA||$5,723,933||Explore|
|14||814||St Joseph's Hospital||Tampa, FL||$5,707,386||Explore|
|15||744||Christiana Hospital||Newark, DE||$5,683,791||Explore|
|16||996||Grady Health System (AKA Grady Memorial Hospital Corporation)||Atlanta, GA||$5,677,433||Explore|
|17||3120||Cleveland Clinic Main Campus||Cleveland, OH||$5,413,373||Explore|
|18||4529||Froedtert Hospital||Milwaukee, WI||$5,318,991||Explore|
|19||2610||Renown Regional Medical Center||Reno, NV||$5,263,383||Explore|
|20||2828||Long Island Jewish Medical Center||New Hyde Park, NY||$5,246,169||Explore|
|21||81||Huntsville Hospital||Huntsville, AL||$5,217,077||Explore|
|22||2915||Stony Brook University Hospital||Stony Brook, NY||$5,129,544||Explore|
|23||967||Wellstar Kennestone Hospital||Marietta, GA||$5,100,683||Explore|
|24||3567||Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia (AKA CHOP)||Philadelphia, PA||$4,890,872||Explore|
|25||2653||Cooper University Hospital (AKA Cooper University Health Care)||Camden, NJ||$4,873,433||Explore|
Which U.S. hospital has the highest laundry and linen costs?
NewYork/Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center has the highest hospital laundry costs at more than $15.3 million. It is a top hospital in New York, a leading academic medical center in the nation, and has the highest hospital operating expenses.
Second on the list is Cedars-Sinai Medical Center – a top hospital in both the city of the Los Angeles as well as in the state of California. In third is Montefiore Hospital - Moses Campus, one of the largest hospitals in the country by staffed beds.
How much do hospitals spend on laundry services?
The average cost for hospital laundry and medical linen services is nearly $500,000, based on data from more than 4,700 hospitals with this figure reported in HospitalView.
In comparison, the top 25 hospitals on this list average $6.9 million in hospital laundry expense each year.
What is included in hospital laundry expenses?
The laundry and linen cost center metric represents the cost of routine hospital laundry and medical linen services whether performed in-house or by outside contractors such as medical suppliers.
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