The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society, Ascension Living and Trinity Health Senior Communities are the top three not-for-profit multi-site senior living organizations when ranked by number of nursing beds.

The rankings were revealed in this year’s LeadingAge Ziegler 200 report, which analyzes and ranks the nation’s 200 largest, most complex not-for-profit senior living providers. 

Evangelical Lutheran, based in Sioux Falls, SD, ranked as No. 1 with 9,340 nursing care beds. Ascension Living and Trinity Health ranked as No. 2 and 3 with 4,562 and 3,047 beds, respectively. All three providers improved their rankings from 2018’s list. Evangelical Lutheran was ranked at No. 2, Trinity Health at No. 6, and Ascension Living at No. 8. 

The full top 10 with regard to nursing care beds were:

  1. The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society (9,340 beds)
  2. Ascension Living (4,562 beds) 
  3. Trinity Health Senior Communities (3,047 beds)
  4. The Carmelite System (2,564 beds)
  5. Benedictine Health System (2,443)
  6. Cassia aka Augustana Care/Elim Care (1,886)
  7. ArchCare (1,723)
  8. Acts Retirement Services (1,525)
  9. Christian Horizons (1,486)
  10. Presbyterian Homes and Services (1,478)

The full report also included other rankings, including: the largest not-for-profit multi-site senior living organizations; the largest not-for-profit multi-site independent and assisted living organizations; and states with the most independent, assisted living and continuing care retirement/life plan communities.

The report’s data is aimed at illustrating the size of the not-for-profit segment of the senior living sector and raise awareness about its characteristics and overall trends. 

“With the demands of today’s seniors changing, these insights on the largest not-for-profit senior living providers allow providers and industry stakeholders to adapt to the needs of seniors and not only grow their organizations and communities but offer a higher quality of care and amenities to meet these industry demands,” said Dan Hermann, president, CEO and head of investment banking at Ziegler.