A study published Monday in the journal Health Affairs includes a list of the 10 U.S. hospitals with the highest profit from patient care services in fiscal year 2013.

To calculate the rankings, co-authors Ge Bai of Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, and Gerard F. Anderson of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland, analyzed federal data. The "profit per adjusted patient discharge" uses the number of patients discharged from the hospital and makes standard adjustments to account for differences in outpatient care volume, case severity and wages.

RankHospital NameLocationOwnershipProfit per adjusted patient dischargeProfit from patient care services
1Gundersen Lutheran Medical CenterLa Crosse, WINonprofit$4,241$302.5M
2Sutter Medical CenterSacramento, CANonprofit$2,244$271.9M
3Stanford Hospital and ClinicsPalo Alto, CANonprofit$1,339$224.7M
4Norton HospitalLouisville, KYNonprofit$1,162$211.2M
5Medical City Dallas HospitalDallas, TXFor profit$3,584$210.3M
6Swedish Medical CenterEnglewood, COFor profit$3,138$192.5M
7Hospital of the University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia, PANonprofit$1,020$184.5M
8Methodist HospitalSan Antonio, TXFor profit$988$172.4M
9Sacred Heart Medical CenterSpringfield, ORNonprofit$2,479$171.2M
10Carle Foundation HospitalUrbana, ILNonprofit$2,080$163.5M

Source: Health Affairs, May 2016.

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