The Impact of Non-Profit and Governmental Hospitals on the Economy of the Greater Dayton Region
The Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association (GDAHA) represents 21 hospitals in the Dayton area whose employment and business interactions create economic benefits across households and industries in the Greater Dayton area. While the primary mission of the region’s hospitals is to provide the community with the highest quality care, this mission has a significant impact on the region’s economy. This report estimates the economic impact of 18 GDAHA non-profit & government affiliated hospitals on the Greater Dayton region’s employment, household earnings, and business sales for the most recently completed fiscal year as of December 2008.1 Additionally, this report details the change in these impacts that has occurred between 2005 and 2008.
- The total economic impact of the operational and capital spending of Greater Dayton area hospitals and their related health care facilities is $6.77 billion. The hospitals also generated a household earnings impact of $3.05 billion.
- The total impact on employment in the Greater Dayton area is 63,139 jobs.
- Together, these economic activities generate nearly $134 million annually in state and local tax revenues.
- The economic impact associated with hospital patients who do not reside in the Greater Dayton area is estimated at $182 million. Patients from outside the region account for approximately 3.7 percent of area hospitals’ patient days and 4.1 percent of inpatient billings.
- The total economic impact of all capital expenditures is $720 million, $537 million of which is local construction.
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1 The economic impact of GDAHA members is based on survey data that describes the expenditures of 18 of its 21
member hospitals, 4 nursing and personal care facilities, and 22 other medical and health service facilities affiliated
with the respondent hospitals.