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Average hospital cost varies by 372% in Los Angeles

Amino's Facility Cost Ratings™ reveal which hospitals are the best (and worst) deal in the Los Angeles area.

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Olivia Marcus
By Olivia Marcus on October 25, 2017

Olivia is on the marketing team at Amino, where she helps get the word out about Amino. Connect with Olivia Marcus on LinkedIn

Even within the same city, hospitals can charge wildly different prices for similar care. We used Amino's Facility Cost Ratings™ — dollar signs that help employees identify cost-effective hospitals — to find the five most and least expensive hospitals in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Below is a peek into our data.

The most expensive hospitals

These five hospitals have the highest Facility Cost Rating™ in the Los Angeles area, averaged across all insurers. Interestingly, the most expensive hospital has an F safety grade. Across the board, we found that there's no correlation between cost and quality.


Facility Cost Rating™

Safety Grade

Olympia Medical Center  large_2.png F
Palmdale Regional Medical Center  large_2.png C
Valley Presbyterian Hospital  large_2.png D
Methodist Hospital of Southern California  large_2.png B
St Vincent Medical Center  large_2.png C


The least expensive hospitals

These five hospitals have lowest Facility Cost Rating™ in the Los Angeles area, averaged across all insurers


Facility Cost Rating™

Safety Grade

Garfield Medical Center  large_2.png C
Harbor UCLA Medical Center  large_2.png C
Alhambra Hospital Medical Center  large_2.png B
West Hills Hospital and Medical Center  large_2.png B
Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center  large_2.png B


How we rate hospitals by cost

Amino’s Facility Cost Ratings™ are an easy to understand, symbolic system of dollar signs ranging from one dollar sign denoting “inexpensive” to four dollar signs denoting “expensive.”Facility Cost Ratings™ appear on the profiles of all facilities (hospitals, imaging centers, and urgent care centers) in our Amino's healthcare transparency product.

The Facility Cost Ratings™ you see in this post are averaged across all insurers. On Amino, employees see Facility Cost Ratings™ specific to their network and plan.

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