Economic Contribution of Hospitals

Jun 6, 2018
America’s hospitals supported 16.5 million jobs and almost $3 trillion in economic activity in 2016, according to the AHA’s latest annual report on hospitals as economic drivers in their communities. Hospitals are one of the top sources of private-sector jobs, directly employing nearly 5.9 million…
Jun 6, 2018
In 2016, America’s hospitals treated 143 million people in their emergency departments, provided 605 million outpatient visits, performed over 27 million surgeries and delivered nearly 4 million babies. Every year, hospitals provide vital health care services like these to hundreds of millions of people in thousands of communities. However, the importance of hospitals to their communities extends far beyond health care.
The health care sector has traditionally been an economic mainstay, providing stability and job growth in communities. Hospital care is an important component of the health care sector. Hospitals: Employ nearly 5.9 million people. Are one of the top sources of private-sector jobs. Purchase $…
Jun 5, 2018
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Jun 5, 2018
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Jun 5, 2018
U.S. States greatly benefit from hospital job creation and spending on goods and services. In 25 U.S. states, 10% or more of the labor force is impacted by hospital employment. A "ripple effect" from hospital spending collectively contributes $3 trillion dollars to the national economy.
$3 Trillion Dollars The total ripple effect of hospitals’ and health systems’ spending for goods and services   Hospital Expenditures and the State Economy view larger visualization   U.S. States Most Impacted by Hospital Expenditures State Total Expenditures Total…
Jun 4, 2018
Employment at the nation's hospitals rose by 0.12% in May to a seasonally adjusted 5,167,400 people, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. That's 6,200 more people than in April and 99,800 more than a year ago. Without the seasonal adjustment, which removes the effect of fluctuations…
May 23, 2018
Georgia hospitals contributed more than $49 billion to the state’s economy in 2016, providing more than 366,000 direct and indirect jobs, according to a recent report by the Georgia Hospital Association. Despite these contributions, many Georgia hospitals continue to face financial challenges, with…
May 23, 2018
TrendWatch Chartbook 2018 analyzes the latest in hospital and health system trends. It is produced by the AHA. These charts from Chapter 6.
Trends Affecting Hospitals and Health Systems Chapter 6: The Economic Contribution of Hospitals CHART TITLE FORMAT UPDATE for 2018 Chart 6.1 – 6.12 Chartbook 2018: FULL CHAPTER 6 PDF 05-24-18 Tables 6.1 – 6.…
May 4, 2018
Employment at the nation's hospitals rose by 0.16% in April to a seasonally adjusted 5,159,800 people, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. That's 8,000 more people than in March and 94,500 more than a year ago. Without the seasonal adjustment, which removes the effect of…
May 2, 2018
New Jersey hospitals and health systems provided $2.9 billion in community benefits beyond health care services in 2016, according to a new report from the New Jersey Hospital Association. The contributions include free and discounted patient care, community health improvement services, health…