Linkou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital generated the highest overall profit among the nation’s healthcare facilities last year for the sixth consecutive year, a report released yesterday by the National Health Insurance Administration (NHIA) showed.
The report — an annual publication of the profits of healthcare facilities that received National Health Insurance (NHI) funding exceeding NT$200 million (US$6.54 million) in the previous year — showed that Linkou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital reported NT$3.47 billion in profit.
Nineteen medical centers, 81 regional hospitals, 121 district hospitals, three primary care clinics and one clinical laboratory met the reporting criteria for last year, the NHIA said.
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Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital ranked second, with NT$3.26 billion, followed by China Medical University Hospital with NT$2.35 billion, National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) Hospital with NT$1.73 billion and E-Da Hospital with NT$1.38 billion.
This year is the first time that NCKU Hospital and E-Da Hospital were included in the top five hospitals with the highest profits, the NHIA said, adding that National Taiwan University Hospital, which ranked fourth in 2021, fell to eighth in the rankings for last year.
In terms of revenue derived solely from medical services, the most profitable hospital was China Medical University Hospital, with NT$1.87 billion, followed by Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital with NT$1.41 billion, Changhua Christian Hospital with NT$748 million, Taipei City Hospital with NT$728 million and Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital with NT$718 million.
New Taipei City Tucheng Municipal Hospital had the highest overall deficit at NT$448 million, followed by National Taiwan University Cancer Center with NT$223 million, Tainan’s Sin-Lau Hospital with NT$85 million, Chiayi Chang Gung Memorial Hospital with NT$68 million and Yunlin County’s Chang Gung Memorial Hospital with NT$43 million.
The percentage of healthcare facilities that had surplus revenue at the end of last year rose from 86.3 percent in 2021 to 89.3 percent last year, while only 24 facilities had a deficit, the NHIA said.
This was likely as a result of the nearly NT$800 billion NHI budget for last year, which was augmented with special medical funding of about 5 percent of the total budget to support healthcare facilities amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the administration said.
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