Pennsylvania hospitals—vital to their communities.
Hospitals and health systems provide care, serve as economic anchors, and strive to improve their neighborhoods with innovative wellness and population health programs that benefit their communities.
In addition to providing around-the-clock care for all people, regardless of ability to pay, hospitals support their communities by:
- Employing staff, paying above-average wages, building infrastructure, and purchasing equipment and supplies
- Supporting other industries such as facilities, grounds, and fleet maintenance
- Inducing additional economic activity in sectors such as real estate, financial services, and hospitality
- Educating and training the next generation of medical professionals for Pennsylvania and across the nation
- Attracting billions in federal research funding for health care innovation
- Providing charity care to Pennsylvanians when they need it most
- Addressing community health needs and, absent a public hospital system, providing critical public health infrastructure
HAP’s analysis of fiscal year (FY) 2022 data reveals that Pennsylvania hospitals delivered a $9 billion community benefit and—both directly and through the ripple effects of their economic activity—strengthened their communities and the commonwealth by:
- Contributing $182 billion to the state and local economies
- Supporting more than 590,000 jobs throughout the entire commonwealth.
- Generating $37.4 billion in wages, salaries, and benefits