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September 05, 2018 (Cleveland)

Economic Impact Data Cited in Healthcare Editorial

On Wednesday, Sept. 5, published the healthcare editorial, "Beyond the Cleveland Clinic's No. 2 ranking is health care's growing importance for NE Ohio." In the piece, the editorial board cites data from The Center for Health Affairs' Northeast Ohio Hospital Economic Impact report.

There are nearly 12 billion local reasons, all with dollars attached.

That's the local economic impact of the region's hospitals in terms of direct and indirect jobs, according to the latest The Center for Health Affairs report, based on 2015 data. The Center advocates for local hospitals.

On top of local hospitals' $11.5 billion wage impact in Northeast Ohio - 15 percent more than in The Center's last report, which was based on 2010 data -- were nearly $4 billion in state and local tax impacts and $1.8 billion in annual community benefits, the center found.

Overall for all hospitals in the region, The Center for Health Affairs' report found that nearly 17 percent of regional hospital revenue came from patients from outside Northeast Ohio.

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