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The 5 most and least expensive hospitals in Dallas

And where to find the highest quality, lowest cost care.

Dallas hospital cost variation

When you’re looking for a hospital, quality is always important. But what about cost? Even within the same city, hospitals can charge wildly different prices for similar care—and accidentally going to a high cost hospital could leave you with a huge out-of-pocket bill.

Below, we’ve identified the five most expensive and least expensive hospitals in the Dallas metropolitan area using our Facility Cost Ratings, dollar signs that rate each hospital based on relative expensiveness. We’ve also included Leapfrog Hospital Safety GradesSM so you can compare cost and quality side by side. But first, here’s our recommendation for where to go for the best value care—hospitals that offer high quality care at lower than average cost.

Best value hospitals

These 25 hospitals have a Leapfrog Hospital Safety GradeSM of A and an Amino Cost Rating of two dollar signs or less, making them a good choice for cost-conscious patients.

Best value hospitals in the Dallas area
Hospitals with a Leapfrog Hospital Safety GradeSM of A and an Amino Cost Rating of two dollar signs or less
Hospital Name Amino Cost Rating Leapfrog Hospital Safety GradeSM
1 Medical City - North Hills
A
2 Medical City - Las Colinas
A
3 Medical City - McKinney
A
4 Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Frisco
A
5 Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital - Flower Mound
A
6 Medical City - Denton
A
7 Ennis Regional Medical Center
A
8 Medical City - Dallas
A
9 Medical City - Lewisville
A
10 USMD Hospital at Arlington
A
11 Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital - Kaufman
A
12 Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital - Dallas
A
13 Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Lake Pointe
A
14 Dallas Regional Medical Center
A
15 Medical City - Plano
A
16 Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital - Azle
A
17 Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - McKinney
A
18 Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital - Plano
A
19 Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital
A
20 Methodist Dallas Medical Center
A
21 Methodist Mansfield Medical Center
A
22 Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital - Hurst-Euless-Bedford
A
23 Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital - Southwest Fort Worth
A
24 Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital - Rockwall
A
25 Texas Health Huguley Hospital
A
© 2017 Amino Inc.

Most expensive hospitals

Below are the most expensive hospitals, regardless of Leapfrog Hospital Safety GradeSM. Interestingly, these five have mostly good safety grades—but we found that hospital cost has zero correlation to quality.

5 most expensive hospitals in the Dallas area
Hospitals with the highest Amino Cost Ratings in the 
Dallas metropolitan area
Hospital Name Amino Cost Rating Leapfrog Hospital Safety GradeSM
1 Methodist Richardson Medical Center
B
2 Texas Health Huguley Hospital
A
3 Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital
B
4 Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital - Rockwall
A
5 Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital - Southwest Fort Worth
A
© 2017 Amino Inc.

Least expensive hospitals

Below are the least expensive hospitals, regardless of Leapfrog Hospital Safety GradeSM. Similar to the most expensive hospitals, these five also have good safety grades. This is not always the case in other cities.

5 least expensive hospitals in the Dallas area
Hospitals with the lowest Amino Cost Ratings in the 
Dallas metropolitan area
Hospital Name Amino Cost Rating Leapfrog Hospital Safety GradeSM
1 Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Sunnyvale
B
2 Medical City - North Hills
A
3 Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Grapevine
B
4 Medical City - Las Colinas
A
5 Medical City - McKinney
A
© 2017 Amino Inc.

How we rate hospitals by cost

Amino’s 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.” Cost Ratings appear on the profiles of all facilities (hospitals, imaging centers, and urgent care centers) in our Amino Plus experience for employers and their employees.

The Cost Ratings you see in this post are averaged across all insurers. For more information, check out our methodology or this blog post from our Head of Data Science.

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List of all hospitals in the Dallas area

Below is a list of all 47 hospitals in the Dallas area that have a Leapfrog Hospital Safety GradeSM and an Amino Cost Rating. If you don't see a particular hospital on this list, it may be because it does not have a Leapfrog Hospital Safety GradeSM or an Amino Cost Rating.

Full list of Dallas hospitals ranked by cost
Hospitals in the Dallas metropolitan area with both a Leapfrog Hospital Safety GradeSM and an Amino Cost Rating
Hospital Name Amino Cost Rating Leapfrog Hospital Safety GradeSM
1 Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Sunnyvale
B
2 Medical City - North Hills
A
3 Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Grapevine
B
4 Medical City - Las Colinas
A
5 Medical City - McKinney
A
6 Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital - Denton
C
7 Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Irving
B
8 Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Frisco
A
9 Medical City - Arlington
C
10 Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital - Flower Mound
A
11 Medical City - Fort Worth
C
12 Medical City - Denton
A
13 Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center - Fort Worth
B
14 Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Centennial
B
15 Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital - Cleburne
B
16 Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Plano
B
17 Baylor University Medical Center - Dallas
B
18 Ennis Regional Medical Center
A
19 Dallas Medical Center
B
20 Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Carrollton
C
21 Medical City - Dallas
A
22 Medical City - Lewisville
A
23 USMD Hospital at Arlington
A
24 Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital - Kaufman
A
25 Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital - Dallas
A
26 Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Lake Pointe
A
27 Walnut Hill Medical Center
C
28 Dallas Regional Medical Center
A
29 Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Garland
B
30 John Peter Smith Hospital
C
31 Medical City - Plano
A
32 Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital - Azle
A
33 Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - McKinney
A
34 Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital - Plano
A
35 Methodist Charlton Medical Center
B
36 Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - White Rock
B
37 Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital
A
38 Methodist Dallas Medical Center
A
39 Methodist Mansfield Medical Center
A
40 Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital - Hurst-Euless-Bedford
A
41 Lake Granbury Medical Center
C
42 Parkland Health & Hospital System
C
43 Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital - Southwest Fort Worth
A
44 Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital - Rockwall
A
45 Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital
B
46 Texas Health Huguley Hospital
A
47 Methodist Richardson Medical Center
B
© 2017 Amino Inc.
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