In 2015, EcoNorthwest released "The Economic Contributions of Acute Care Hospitals in Oregon" report, which outlined the economic contributions of Oregon's acute care hospitals on the state's economy. Using the latest available data at the time (2013), the report provided a number of key highlights, including:
- Hospitals in Oregon provided 59,956 full- and part-time jobs in 2013. This direct employment is linked to another 52,754 jobs in other sectors of the Oregon economy. In total, hospitals in Oregon are associated with 112,710 full- and part-time jobs in Oregon.
- 4.9% of Oregon jobs are supported either directly or indirectly by hospitals.
- 2.6% of Oregon's total employment is in the hospital sector
- One in every 20 jobs is associated with hospital operations.
- Oregon hospitals contributed $18.9 billion to Oregon's economy.
- This is 5.2% of Oregon's total output.
- 2.3% of Oregon's output is supported directly by the hospital sector.
- The hospital sector contributed $8.4 billion to Oregon's Gross State Product (GSP).
- This is 4.1% of Oregon's GSP.
- 2.4% of Oregon's GSP is contributed directly by the hospital sector.
- Hospitals generate $452.8 million in state and local taxes
To download an executive summary of the report, click here.
To download a rural hospital-specific report, click here.
To download the entire report, click here.