Chicago's 5 most, least expensive hospitals

Cost-conscious patients in Chicago should turn to Amita Health Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village, Ill., or Chicago-based Saint Anthony Hospital, which earned best value designations from Amino.

Here are the top five best value hospitals in the Chicago metropolitan area, meaning they earned a Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade of A and an Amino Cost Rating of two dollar signs or less based on facility's relative costliness per service. All hospitals are based in Chicago unless otherwise noted.

1. Elk Grove Village, Ill.-based Amita Health Alexian Brothers Medical Center

2. Saint Anthony Hospital

3. Elgin, Ill.-based Advocate Sherman Hospital

4. McHenry, Ill.-based Centegra Hospital-McHenry

5. Aurora, Ill.-based Rush Copley Medical Center

Here are the five least expensive hospitals in Chicago.

1. Brewyn, Ill.-based MacNeal Hospital

2. Waukegan, Ill.-based Vista Medical Center East

3. Holy Cross Hospital

4. Glendale Heights, Ill.-based Amita Health Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks

5. Evergreen Park, Ill.-based Little Company of Mary Hospital

Here are the five most expensive hospitals in Chicago.

1. University of Chicago Medical Center

2. Community First Medical Center

3. DeKalb County, Ill.-based Kishwaukee Hospital

4. Rush Oak Park (Ill.) Hospital

5. Geneva, Ill.-based Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital

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