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Hospital charges: a price comparison

SoVaNow.com / May 20, 2013
Ranked by average listed prices for the 50 most common 
Medicare procedures of care, fiscal year 2011.

1. Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center, Emporia $33,540.66
2. Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, Norfolk $28,211.83
3. Sentara Obici Hospital, Suffolk $23,278.50
4. Danville Regional Medical Center, Danville $22,669.63
5. Community Memorial Healthcenter, South Hill $19,850.19
6. Centra Health, Inc, Lynchburg $17,573.14
7. Halifax Regional Hospital, South Boston $17,046.38
8. Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg* $16,957.56
9. Southside Community Hospital, Farmville $14,690.84
10. Martha Jefferson Hospital, Charlottesville* $13,670.07
* Sentara Healthcare hospitals

What Medicare pays to hospitals, by rank
1. Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, Norfolk $9,603.39
2. Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg* $8,085.23
3. Centra Health, Inc, Lynchburg $7,615.96
4. Halifax Regional Hospital, South Boston $7,475.30
5. Sentara Obici Hospital, Suffolk $7,223.69
6. Danville Regional Medical Center, Danville $7,104.41
7. Martha Jefferson Hospital, Charlottesville* $6,451.63
8. Southside Community Hospital, Farmville $6,257.81
9. Community Memorial Healthcenter, South Hill $6,158.20
10. Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center, Emporia $5,793.81
* Sentara Healthcare hospitals

Source: Center for Medicare Services

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