Economic Contribution Often Overlooked

In 2012, Americas hospitals treated 133 million people in their emergency departments, provided care for 542 million other outpatients, performed almost 27 million surgeries, and delivered nearly 4 million babies.Every year, hospitals provide vital health care services like these to millions of people in thousands of communities. However, the importance of hospitals to their communities extends far beyond health care.

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