DuPage

Healthcare

Eight award-winning hospitals. 73,000 employees and counting. 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 14,000 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 32,334 $80,400 1.7%
HEALTHCARE SUPPORT 16,205 $32,800 4.2%
       
BY OCCUPATION      
REGISTERED NURSES 9,310 $74,400  
NURSING ASSISTANTS 4,187 $27,500  
HOME HEALTH AIDS 3,531 $23,600  
MEDICAL ASSISTANTS 2,739 $33,700  
PHYSICAL THERAPISTS 1,743 $92,400  
LICENSED PRACTICAL & VOCATIONAL NURSES 1,692 $51,500  
EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIANS & PARAMEDICS 1,589 $48,900  
DENTAL ASSISTANTS 1,511 $38,600  
PHYSICIANS & SURGEONS 1,421 $189,200  

 

 

 

WE'RE HOME TO THE ABSOLUTE BEST OF THE MIDWEST

 

 LEADING HOSPITALS LOCATION NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
ADVENTIST HINSDALE HOSPITAL HINSDALE 1,445
ADVOCATE GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL DOWNERS GROVE 1,887
EDWARD HOSPITAL NAPERVILLE 3,056
ELMHURST HOSPITAL ELMHURST 2,245
MARIANJOY REHABILITATION HOSPITAL WHEATON  
NORTHWESTERN MEDICINE CENTRAL DUPAGE HOSPITAL WINFIELD  

 

 LARGEST PHYSICIAN GROUPS REVENUE (Millions) NUMBER OF PHYSICANS
ADVOCATE MEDICAL GROUP $866.3 1,300
DUPAGE MEDICAL GROUP $470 424
CADENCE MEDICAL GROUP $121 285
ADVENTIST HEALTH PARTNERS $77.5 202
ELMHURST CLINIC $57.4 127
EDWARD MEDICAL GROUP $54.8 127
MIDWEST IMAGING PROFESSIONALS $25.4 45

 

Source: Crain's, 2015 Book of Lists, JobsEQ