Harrisburg, PA (October 11, 2022) – Hospitals support one in 10 Pennsylvania jobs and contribute a fifth of the state’s entire gross domestic product, an analysis released today by The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) found.
HAP’s analysis of fiscal year (FY) 2021 data reveals that Pennsylvania hospitals—both directly and through the ripple effects of their economic activity—benefitted their communities and the commonwealth by:
“Hospitals are critical to the health and future of Pennsylvania communities, both because of the essential care they provide and their role as job creators and economic engines,” HAP President and CEO Andy Carter said. “Hospitals support family-sustaining jobs throughout all parts of the commonwealth and are often among—if not the—top employers and economic flagships in their communities.”
Some of the key findings of the analysis include:
The analysis also highlights the strain hospitals are experiencing due to rising expenses, the continued COVID-19 pandemic, a historic workforce shortage, and a national behavioral health crisis and calls attention to the need for investments and policies to support hospitals long-term sustainability.
Learn more about Pennsylvania hospitals’ economic impact online.
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