DuPage

Healthcare

Eight award-winning hospitals. Over 75,000 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 is one of the fastest-growing industries in DuPage County, adding 3,945 new jobs in the last five years. And, it’s expected to add nearly 700 more over the next 12 months. 

In 2020, Healthcare and social assistance contributed $6.7 billion to 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 #1 healthiest county in Illinois (out of 102) by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.

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

OCCUPATION EMPLOYED AVERAGE WAGE
REGISTERED NURSES 8,367 $77,800  
PERSONAL CARE AIDS 7,282 $28,400  
NURSING ASSISTANTS 3,529 $32,400  
MEDICAL ASSISTANTS 2,710 $38,500  
HOME HEALTH AIDES 2,585 $28,400  
RECEPTIONISTS & INFORMATION CLERKS 2,172 $33,800  
MEDICAL SECRETARIES AND ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTS 2,071 $39,800  
OFFICE CLERKS, GENERAL 1,755 $38,900  
LICENSED PRACTICAL & LICENSED VOCATIONAL NURSES 1,565 $59,500  
PHYSICIANS, ALL OTHER; AND OPTHALMOLOGISTS, EXCEPT PEDIATRIC 1,436 $229,900  
REMAINING COMPONENT OCCUPATIONS 41,951 $67,300  
TOTAL 75,422    

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