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Sutter among nation’s most profitable hospitals, study finds
Sacramento Bee

Sacramento’s Sutter Medical Center ranked No. 2 in the nation for highest profits from patient care, according to a study of 2,993 acute care hospitals released this week in the journal Health Affairs.

The report, which only covers 2013, lists Sutter, a not-for-profit hospital, with a total patient care services profit of $271.9 million that year.

With a newly renovated medical campus in midtown Sacramento, Sutter ranked behind only Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, Wis., on the list. It landed one spot above Stanford Hospital and Clinics in Palo Alto, also a not-for-profit facility.

In an emailed response, a Sutter official called the results “fundamentally flawed.”

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