DuPage

Healthcare

Eight award-winning hospitals. Nearly 76,000 employees. Some of the top physician groups in the Midwest. As the largest and fastest-expanding industry in DuPage County, Healthcare is not only attending to the well-being of our workforce—it’s building the strength of our economy and driving the prosperity of our future.

 

HEALTH IS THE LIFE-BLOOD OF OUR ECONOMY

The Healthcare industry has grown more than any industry sector over the past five years, adding nearly 3,000 jobs. And, it’s expected to add another 1,000 over the next 12 months. 

In 2016, Healthcare and social assistance contributed $5.8 billion to the total GDP (6.7% of the total GDP). 

 

WHERE HEALTH MEETS WEALTH

Even more than the health of our economy, we care for the health of our people. In fact, DuPage was ranked the #1 healthiest county in Illinois (out of 102) by County Health rankings and Road Maps.

Both Edward Hospital in Naperville and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield were named among the nation’s best hospitals, according to IBM Watson Health’s 25th Annual Top 100 Hospitals list.

 

IT’S KEEPING THE WORKFORCE IN GOOD HEALTH

  EMPLOYED AVERAGE WAGE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE
BY INDUSTRY SECTOR      
HEALTHCARE PRACTITIONERS & TECHNICAL 33,585 $83,300 1.1%
HEALTHCARE SUPPORT 16,694 $34,000 2.6%
BY OCCUPATION
REGISTERED NURSES 8,531 $76,800  
PERSONAL CARE AIDS 4,828 $24,100  
NURSING ASSISTANTS 4,038 $29,700  
HOME HEALTH AIDS 3,350 $24,800  
MEDICAL ASSISTANTS 2,760 $36,600  
RECEPTIONISTS & INFORMATION CLERKS 2,276 $32,300  
OFFICE CLERKS, GENERAL 1,958 $37,100  
MEDICAL SECRETARIES 1,861 $37,300  
LICENSED PRACTICAL & LICENSED VOCATIONAL NURSES 1,647 $54,900  
REMAINING COMPONENT OCCUPATIONS 1,569 $92,800  

WE’RE HOME TO THE ABSOLUTE BEST OF THE MIDWEST

LEADING HOSPITALS LOCATION NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
AMITA HEALTH ADVENTIST MEDICAL CENTER HINSDALE HINSDALE 2,400
ADVOCATE GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL DOWNERS GROVE 4,725
EDWARD HOSPITAL NAPERVILLE 2,400
ELMHURST HOSPITAL ELMHURST 2,400
MARIANJOY REHABILITATION HOSPITAL WHEATON 450
NORTHWESTERN MEDICINE CENTRAL DUPAGE HOSPITAL WINFIELD  
LARGEST PHYSICIAN GROUPS REVENUE (Millions)  NUMBER OF PHYSICIANS
ADVOCATE MEDICAL GROUP $1,346 1,695
DUPAGE MEDICAL GROUP $981.2 726
AMITA HEALTH $259.8 584
NORTHWESTERN MEDICINE REGIONAL MEDICAL GROUP $155.7 416
EDWARD MEDICAL GROUP $129.3 242
ELMHURST CLINIC $61.6 101
MARIANJOY MEDICAL GROUP $12.0 22

Source: Crain’s, 2019 Book of Lists, JobsEQ, Intersect Illinois 2019