Oregon community hospitals provide or support 117,000 jobs and contribute $9.6 billion to the state’s economy, according to a report released today by the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems. “Today’s report shows the continued importance of Oregon’s community hospitals to the well-being both of Oregonians and Oregon’s economy,” said OAHHS Executive Vice President Andy Van Pelt. “From Portland to Heppner, hospitals are an important cornerstone within Oregon communities for economic, social and health reasons.”