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RGH, Strong rank among most affordable N.Y. hospitals

Rochester Business Journal
November 5, 2013

Rochester General Hospital and Strong Memorial Hospital are near the top of a list of New York’s most affordable large hospitals, a San Francisco-based health research organization found.

The list compiled by NerdWallet Health, puts Rochester General and Strong as the state’s second and third most affordable among New York’s 50 largest hospitals.

To compile the list, NerdWallet used Medicare data to compare which hospitals had the lowest prices for the 100 most common medical procedures. The research organization also looked at the state’s least affordable among the group of 50 and included patient satisfaction rates on the survey.

Patient satisfaction scores came from surveys done nationally by Healthsteam Inc., a for-profit health software firm.

The most affordable group included institutions scattered across Upstate New York. All of the least affordable hospitals on the NerdWallet list are in New York City or on Long Island.

Patient satisfaction rates among the most affordable hospitals ranged from the low 60 percent range to the high 70s. Rochester General and Strong scored 76 percent and 79 percent.

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