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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Top 50 Non-Profit Hospitals That Provide Low-Cost or No-Cost Health Care for America's Poor

Treating Low Income Patients

Non-profit hospitals are required by law to offer uncompensated health care to low-income patients. Low-income individuals and families who qualify can receive discounts of 50-90 percent, and even 100 percent. But how do you know you are at a non-profit hospital?

How to find them

Non-profit hospitals are required to post this information in visible areas throughout hospitals. In addition, if you end up at the hospital, be sure to ask if they are non-profit, and request that they review their policy on uncompensated health care and how you can qualify.

The top 50

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is a U.S. federal agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) that administers the Medicare program and works with state governments to administer Medicaid, the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), and health insurance standards. According to data from CMS, here is information on the top 50 non-profit hospitals in America. They are listed in order, according to number of beds.

1. New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center (New York City) — 2,478
2. Florida Hospital Orlando — 2,242
3. Jackson Memorial Hospital (Miami) — 1,732
4. UPMC Presbyterian (Pittsburgh) — 1,583
5. Yale-New Haven (Conn.) Hospital — 1,552
6. Orlando (Fla.) Regional Medical Center — 1,510
7. Montefiore Hospital – Moses Campus — 1,438
8. Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital (Indianapolis) — 1,372
9. Methodist University Hospital (Memphis, Tenn.) — 1,367
10. Barnes-Jewish Hospital (Saint Louis, Mo.) — 1,335
11. Norton Hospital (Louisville, Ky.) — 1,295
12. Cleveland Clinic — 1,277
13. The Mount Sinai Medical Center (New York City) — 1,221
14. Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital (Houston) — 1,176
15. Buffalo (N.Y.) General Hospital — 1,159

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