Northeast Ohio hospital employment boosts local economy

Northeast Ohio hospitals contributed to a direct and indirect labor income of $11.5 billion and a total of 167,534 jobs in the region, according to a new report released by The Center for Health Affairs.

The report, which the center publishes for its hospital members roughly every three years, was completed by professors of regional economics at the Oklahoma State University. The report uses data from several sources, including the center's Volume Statistics Report, the center's tax study and an economic impact report commissioned by the center.

Here are eight other statistics from the report.

  • Direct employment in Northeast Ohio hospitals – 81,836
  • Total labor income due to direct employment − $6.8 billion
  • Total beds – 9,851
  • Average number of daily inpatients – 4,627
  • Number of patients treated annually in emergency departments – 1,233,870
  • Average salary with benefits of a hospital worker − $82,825
  • Percentage of patients who visit from outside the region – 16.9 percent
  • Total community benefit − $1.8 billion


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