The importance of hospitals to Missouri communities is being touted by the Missouri Hospital Association in Focus on Hospitals Report. The Association’s Mary Becker says in addition to the healthcare that is provided, the hospitals create jobs in and provide financial contributions to communities in which they are located. There are 141 hospitals throughout the state – some publicly-owned and others privately owned. Becker says nearly 130,000 jobs are provided by these hospitals’ and health systems – more than any other private employment sector. The total dollar amount of benefits provided by Missouri’s hospitals and health systems as outlined in this report is $1.8-Billion.
Related web sites:
Missouri Hospital Association’s Focus on Hospitals Report