Economic Contribution of Hospitals

Sep 10, 2018
Employment at the nation's hospitals rose by 0.16% in August to a seasonally adjusted 5,189,300 people, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. That's 8,200 more people than in July and 94,600 more than a year ago. Without the seasonal adjustment, which removes the effect of…
Aug 3, 2018
Employment at the nation's hospitals rose by 0.13% in July to a seasonally adjusted 5,181,900 people, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. That's 6,800 more people than in June and 94,800 more than a year ago. Without the seasonal adjustment, which removes the effect of fluctuations due…
Jul 6, 2018
Employment at the nation's hospitals rose by 0.21% in June to a seasonally adjusted 5,175,800 people, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. That's 10,600 more people than in May and 95,300 more than a year ago. Without the seasonal adjustment, which removes the effect of fluctuations…
Jun 29, 2018
In fiscal year 2017, Pennsylvania hospitals contributed $128.9 billion to the economy and supported more than 650,000 direct and indirect jobs, The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) reports. “Hospitals are working to better coordinate care, invest in and focus on efforts…
Jun 22, 2018
Oregon hospitals provided a record $2.19 billion in community benefit activities in 2016, according to a report released this week by the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems. “We are very proud of Oregon hospitals’ continued community commitment,” said OAHHS Executive Vice…
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 $903…
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 Output in State…