Pennsylvania hospitals contributed nearly $115 billion to the economy in 2015, $4 billion more than in 2014, The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) reports. Those contributions include supporting more than 625,000 direct and indirect jobs, 34,000 more than in 2014. “Hospitals continue to play a critical role as top employers and economic engines at a time when the state and nation face great fiscal pressures,” said HAP President and CEO Andy Carter. “…Fiscal stability and modern health care policy are critical to hospitals so that they can sustain their role as economic drivers and health care innovators.”