20 Most Profitable Health Systems

Centra Health, based in Lynchburg, Virginia, is the most cost-effective healthcare system in the United States, according to a ranking by the Lown Institute, a non-partisan healthcare think tank.

The profitability metric is a ratio of a health care system’s death rates to its Medicare costs. The health systems with the lowest mortality and the lowest costs received the highest scores in terms of cost-effectiveness. For mortality, the Lown Institute used risk-standardized mortality at 30 and 90 days for Medicare patients hospitalized between 2016 and 2018. 2018. Read more about the methodology here.

Here are the 20 best healthcare systems in terms of profitability, according to the Lown Institute ranking.

1. Centra Health (Lynchburg, Virginia)

2. Hawaii Pacific Health (Honolulu)

3. Adventist HealthCare (Gaithersburg, Maryland)

4. Cedars-Sinai Health System (Los Angeles)

5. Inova Health System (Falls Church, Virginia)

6. Johns Hopkins Health System (Baltimore)

7. Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.)

8. Allina Health (Minneapolis)

9. Prime Healthcare Services (Ontario, California)

10. MercyOne (West Des Moines, Iowa)

11. Houston Methodist

12. Asante Health System (Medford, Oregon)

13. Beth Israel Lahey Health (Boston)

14. NewYork-Presbyterian (New York City)

15. Lifespan (Providence, RI)

16. North Memorial Health Care (Robbinsdale, Minnesota)

17. St. Charles Health System (Bend, Oregon)

18. Swedish Health Services (Seattle)

19. Cone Health (Greensboro, NC)

20. Cottage Health (Santa Barbara, California)

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