Health Care Economic Impact
There’s no end to the positive impact hospitals have on the health of communities.
Not only do hospitals provide high-quality medical care for their patients, but they also play a significant part in the social, public health and economic structure of communities throughout the state. From jobs to culture to education to the environment, there is health in everything. This section demonstrates the significant economic boost that a hospital provides its community.
The Economic Impact of Missouri Hospitals
Many Missourians can identify the blue highway signs with the white “H” indicating that a hospital is nearby. However, few would be able to articulate the full value of having a hospital in their community. Not only do hospitals provide high-quality medical care for their patients, but they also play a significant part in the social, public health, and economic structure of communities throughout the state.
The Economic Impact of Missouri Physicians
Read An Analysis of the Economic Impact of Missouri Physicians. Physicians provide and direct care throughout the health care system. Just as physicians help improve the health of Read An Analysis of the Economic Impact of Missouri Physicians.patients, the places physicians live and work benefit from a healthy economic boost from physicians’ personal consumption and medical practice expenditures. This combination of a high income and running a medical practice that has many expenditures means that physicians have a significant economic impact on Missouri.
Missouri’s Health Care Workforce
Although it is common to think of doctors and nurses as the core of the health care workforce, dozens of other categories of health care workers support these caregivers. A strong health care workforce benefits individuals and communities through health care delivery and health improvement. This report looks at Missouri’s current hospital workforce and examines the health care workforce needs through 2030.
MHA developed customizable promotional materials to be used at the statewide, regional, or hospital-specific level that frame the economic impact of Missouri hospitals. Materials include PowerPoint presentations, print and banner ads, and social media posts. To participate in the campaign, please contact MHA.