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The 5 most and least expensive hospitals in Los Angeles

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

Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles 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.

You might notice some hospitals are missing from this post. In some cases, we don’t currently have enough data to display a cost rating. Contact us at support@amino.com if you have further questions.

Best value hospitals

These 4 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 Los Angeles 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 Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center
A
2 Glendale Adventist Medical Center
A
3 Placentia-Linda Hospital
A
4 Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian
A
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Most expensive hospitals

Below are the most expensive hospitals, regardless of Leapfrog Hospital Safety GradeSM. Interestingly, some of the most expensive hospitals have poor safety grades. We found that hospital cost has zero correlation to quality.

5 most expensive hospitals in the Los Angeles area
Hospitals with the highest Amino Cost Ratings in the 
Los Angeles metropolitan area
Hospital Name Amino Cost Rating Leapfrog Hospital Safety GradeSM
1 Olympia Medical Center
F
2 Palmdale Regional Medical Center
C
3 Valley Presbyterian Hospital
D
4 Methodist Hospital of Southern California
B
5 St Vincent Medical Center
C
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Least expensive hospitals

Below are the least expensive hospitals, regardless of Leapfrog Hospital Safety GradeSM. Similar to the most expensive hospitals, the least expensive hospitals also vary in safety.

5 least expensive hospitals in the Los Angeles area
Hospitals with the lowest Amino Cost Ratings in the 
Los Angeles metropolitan area
Hospital Name Amino Cost Rating Leapfrog Hospital Safety GradeSM
1 Garfield Medical Center
C
2 Los Angeles County - Harbor UCLA Medical Center
B
3 Alhambra Hospital Medical Center
B
4 West Hills Hospital and Medical Center
C
5 Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center
B
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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 Los Angeles area

Below is a list of all 43 hospitals in the Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles hospitals ranked by cost
Hospitals in the Los Angeles metropolitan area with both a Leapfrog Hospital Safety GradeSM and an Amino Cost Rating
Hospital Name Amino Cost Rating Leapfrog Hospital Safety GradeSM
1 Garfield Medical Center
C
2 Los Angeles County - Harbor UCLA Medical Center
B
3 Alhambra Hospital Medical Center
B
4 West Hills Hospital and Medical Center
C
5 Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center
B
6 Providence Tarzana Medical Center
C
7 Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center
A
8 Huntington Beach Hospital
C
9 Saddleback Memorial Medical Center - Laguna Hills
B
10 White Memorial Medical Center
B
11 Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital
C
12 Glendale Adventist Medical Center
A
13 Torrance Memorial Medical Center
B
14 Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center
B
15 St. Joseph Hospital of Orange
B
16 Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center - Torrance
B
17 Placentia-Linda Hospital
A
18 Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital
C
19 Providence Holy Cross Medical Center
B
20 Providence Saint John's Health Center
C
21 Huntington Hospital
B
22 Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center
C
23 Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian
A
24 Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center - Burbank
D
25 St Jude Medical Center
B
26 Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center
B
27 Good Samaritan Hospital of Los Angeles
C
28 San Dimas Community Hospital
C
29 Downey Regional Medical Center
F
30 Keck Hospital of USC
B
31 Greater El Monte Community Hospital
D
32 USC Verdugo Hills Hospital
C
33 UCLA Medical Center of Santa Monica
A
34 Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
B
35 Monterey Park Hospital
B
36 Los Alamitos Medical Center
C
37 Foothill Presbyterian Hospital
C
38 Whittier Hospital Medical Center
C
39 St Vincent Medical Center
C
40 Methodist Hospital of Southern California
B
41 Valley Presbyterian Hospital
D
42 Palmdale Regional Medical Center
C
43 Olympia Medical Center
F
© 2017 Amino Inc.
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