A recent report by The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) indicates Geisinger Health System has an annual $6.1 billion positive impact on the local, regional and Pennsylvania economy.
The impact includes data from Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital, Geisinger-Bloomsburg Hospital, Geisinger-Community Medical Center in Scranton and affiliates that became part of Geisinger Health System last year.
As a major employer of more than 19,000 people and through the ripple effect utilization of Pennsylvania suppliers and other businesses, Geisinger Health System, including its new facilities in Shamokin, Bloomsburg and Scranton, supports more than 30,280 jobs in the Commonwealth.
While our focus is on the healthcare of communities in Northeast and Central Pennsylvania, Geisinger's economic impact is felt across the state.
Locally, we are responsible for
- More than 19,000 jobs
- Nearly $1.2 billion in salaries, benefits, training and education
- $336.6 million in community benefit
Statewide, we are responsible for
- $6.1 billion in total economic impact
- 30,280 jobs provided through direct employment and "ripple effect" job creation
- More than 9,000 jobs added in the last decade
"As Geisinger continues to grow important programs and services to care for our patients, we are also supporting employment and enhancing overall quality of life in the communities we serve," said Geisinger Health System Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Frank Trembulak. "This latest HAP report highlights our role as a major employer and driver of the economy."
Overall, Pennsylvania hospitals and health systems support nearly 586,000 jobs and have a total economic impact of nearly $98 billion. In 2011, Pennsylvania's 255 hospitals admitted more than 1.6 million patients, cared for nearly 39 million outpatients, evaluated six million patients in emergency departments and delivered over 124,000 babies.
"We take seriously our responsibility to improve the quality of life for the people of central and northeast Pennsylvania," said Trembulak. "A strong Geisinger is good news for everyone in the region."