Total Medicare costs (including outpatient) per chronically ill patient in the last two years of life.

Hospital Amount
White Memorial Medical Center $130,992
Alhambra Hospital Medical Center $120,756
Hollywood Presbyterian Med Ctr $115,097
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center $106,951
Brotman Medical Center $102,909
Pacific Alliance Medical Center $101,671
St. Mary Medical Center $98,315
California Hosp Med Ctr $96,561
Mission Community Hospital $95,860
City of Hope National Med Ctr $95,781
St. Francis Medical Center $94,951
Encino-Tarzana Regional Med Ctr $93,922
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center $93,842
Doctors Hospital Medical Center $93,835
Garden Grove Hosp & Med Ctr $93,443
San Gabriel Valley Med Ctr $93,367
Anaheim General Hospital $93,340
Fountain Valley Regional Hosp $92,675
Beverly Hospital $92,560
Glendale Adventist Med Ctr $92,529
Glendale Mem Hosp & Health Ctr $91,060
St. Vincent Medical Center $90,655
Pacific Hospital of Long Beach $89,937
UC Irvine Med Ctr $88,584
Good Samaritan Hospital $88,575
Citrus Valley Med Ctr-QV Campus $87,825
Memorial Hospital of Gardena $86,986
Coastal Communities Hospital $85,921
Encino-Tarzana Regional Med Ctr $85,671
Downey Regional Medical Center $84,602
Community Hosp of San Bernardino $83,762
Paradise Valley Hospital $82,908
St. Rose Hospital $82,873
Regional Med Ctr of San Jose $81,149
Long Beach Memorial Med Ctr $80,710
Providence Holy Cross Med Ctr $79,783
Chino Valley Medical Center $79,434
Simi Valley Hosp & Health Care $78,075
Pomona Valley Hosp Med Ctr $78,051
UCSF Medical Center $78,046
Sherman Oaks Hosp & Health Ctr $77,441
Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center $76,808
Valley Presbyterian Hospital $76,789
Northridge Hosp Med Ctr $76,784
Irvine Regional Hosp & Med Ctr $76,536
Lakewood Regional Medical Center $75,673
Citrus Valley Med Ctr-IC Campus $75,378
Providence St. Joseph Center $75,306
Doctors Medical Center $75,272
St. John's Health Center $75,151
San Ramon Regional Med Ctr $74,161
ValleyCare Medical Center $74,115
West Anaheim Medical Center $74,072
Seton Medical Center $73,770
Loma Linda University Med Ctr $73,424
Huntington Beach Hospital $73,228
St. Mary's Medical Center $73,023
Los Alamitos Medical Center $72,698
Anaheim Memorial Medical Center $72,626
St. Luke's Hospital $71,749
Alta Bates Summ Med Ctr-Oakland $71,696
UC San Diego Med Ctr $71,118
Huntington Memorial Hospital $71,026
Antelope Valley Hospital $70,559
Washington Health Care District $70,477
Scripps Mercy Hospital $70,409
John F. Kennedy Memorial Hosp $70,231
UC Davis Med Ctr $70,139
Alta Bates Summ Med Ctr-Berkeley $70,069
Community Hospital of Los Gatos $69,982
Hoag Memorial Hosp Presbyterian $69,969
Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hosp $69,493
Corona Regional Medical Center $69,147
Stanford Hospital and Clinics $69,066
California Pacific Med Ctr $69,031
St. Joseph Hospital $68,930
West Hills Hosp & Med Ctr $68,904
Presbyterian Intercommunity Hosp $68,820
Methodist Hosp of Southern CA $68,726
San Antonio Community Hospital $68,385
Lancaster Community Hospital $68,341
O'Connor Hospital $67,803
Verdugo Hills Hospital $67,783
St. John's Regional Med Ctr $67,679
Santa Clara Valley Med Ctr $67,514
Queen of the Valley Hospital $67,389
Prov-Little Company of Mary $67,311
Alvarado Hospital Medical Center $67,208
Mission Hospital $67,046
John Muir Medical Center $66,405
Los Robles Hosp & Med Ctr $66,101
San Leandro Hospital $65,991
Salinas Valley Mem Hlthcare Sys $65,903
St. Francis Memorial Hospital $65,887
Doctors Medical Center $65,847
St. Bernardine Medical Center $65,782
San Francisco Gen Hosp Med Ctr $65,603
Foothill Presbyterian Hospital $65,040
St. Jude Medical Center $65,002
Desert Regional Medical Center $64,490
Watsonville Community Hospital $63,901
Parkview Community Hosp Med Ctr $63,862
Torrance Memorial Medical Center $63,661
Scripps Green Hospital $63,144
St. Helena Hospital $63,058
Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center $62,922
Saddleback Memorial Med Ctr $62,886
Placentia-Linda Hospital $62,775
St. Louise Regional Hospital $62,758
John Muir Medical Center $62,394
Sharp Memorial Hospital $62,322
Sutter Solano Medical Center $62,134
Doctors Hospital of Manteca $61,938
Eisenhower Medical Hospital $61,705
NorthBay Medical Center $61,550
Sequoia Hospital $61,274
San Pedro Peninsula Hospital $61,239
Rancho Springs Medical Center $61,159
Sutter Delta Medical Center $60,892
Marin General Hospital $60,806
Delano Regional Medical Center $60,630
Scripps Memorial Hosp-Encinitas $60,552
Chinese Hospital $60,223
Sharp Grossmont Hospital $59,980
St. Mary Medical Center $59,616
Eden Medical Center $59,416
El Camino Hospital $59,364
Good Samaritan Hospital $58,936
Scripps Memorial Hosp-La Jolla $58,590
San Joaquin Community Hospital $58,537
Comm Hosp Monterey Peninsula $58,197
Riverside Community Hospital $58,173
Mills-Peninsula Health Services $58,081
South Coast Medical Center $58,080
El Centro Regional Med Ctr $57,985
St. John's Pleasant Valley Hosp $57,871
Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital $57,032
Hemet Valley Medical Center $56,975
Alameda Hospital $56,901
Mercy Hospital $56,880
NorthBay VacaValley Hospital $55,996
Mercy Medical Center Merced $55,926
Dominican Hospital $55,715
Memorial Hospitals Association $55,488
Bakersfield Memorial Hospital $55,227
Barstow Community Hospital $55,094
Palomar Medical Center $55,063
Pomerado Hospital $54,791
Sierra Vista Regional Med Ctr $54,696
Novato Community Hospital $54,680
Sutter Medical Center $54,086
Bakersfield Heart Hospital $53,891
Mercy Hospital of Folsom $53,047
Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital $53,015
Mercy Medical Center Redding $52,799
Desert Valley Hospital $52,722
Community Memorial Hospital $52,342
Methodist Hospital of Sacramento $52,296
Petaluma Valley Hospital $52,247
Sutter Medical Center $52,188
Redbud Community Hospital $52,152
St. Joseph's Medical Center $52,014
Menifee Valley Medical Center $51,402
St. Agnes Medical Center $51,355
Sutter Roseville Medical Center $51,040
Tri-City Medical Center $50,994
Kaweah Delta Health Care Dist $50,946
Community Medical Center $50,905
Mark Twain St. Joseph's Hospital $50,703
Twin Cities Community Hospital $50,505
Pioneers Memorial Hlthcare Dist $50,425
Enloe Medical Center $49,913
Mercy San Juan Medical Center $49,861
Arroyo Grande Community Hospital $49,588
Mendocino Coast District Hosp $49,408
San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital $49,167
Ridgecrest Regional Hospital $48,943
Mercy General Hospital $48,937
Sutter Lakeside Hospital $48,630
Emanuel Medical Center $48,297
Tulare Local Health Care Dist $48,187
Feather River Hospital $48,075
Dameron Hospital $48,039
Marshall Medical Center $47,705
Sonoma Valley Hospital $47,672
Sierra View District Hospital $47,623
Hi-Desert Medical Center $47,608
Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital $47,120
Redlands Community Hospital $47,023
Sutter Tracy Community Hospital $46,725
Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital $46,552
Oroville Hospital $45,952
Marian Medical Center $45,866
Community Medical Center-Clovis $45,544
Hanford Community Medical Center $45,423
Madera Community Hospital $45,317
Rideout Memorial Hospital $45,280
Sutter Amador Hospital $44,830
Mad River Community Hospital $44,400
Woodland Healthcare $44,288
Sonora Regional Medical Center $44,101
Ukiah Valley Medical Center $43,615
Lodi Memorial Hospital $43,466
Barton Memorial Hospital $43,326
St. Elizabeth Community Hospital $41,751
French Hospital Medical Center $41,468
St. Joseph Hospital $41,020
Redwood Memorial Hospital $35,990

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About the data

The data were drawn from traditional, fee-for-service Medicare claims submitted on behalf of 4.7 million Medicare patients, aged 67 to 99, who died between 2001 and 2005. (Medicare Managed Care claims were not included.)

Hospitals with a statistically insignificant number of deaths among its Medicare population were not included.
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