Medical Center has $24.7 million impact on local economy

Greene County Medical Center generated $24,741,998 for the Greene County area’s economy in 2016, according to the most recent impact study by the Iowa Hospital Association (IHA). The report also shows that the medical center’s employees spent $2,661,135 on retail sales within the county and contributed $159,668 in state sales tax revenue.

CEO Carl Behne noted, “Having a positive economic impact within our community is one more way our presence is Greene County benefits the entire community. These are significant figures, and while we are most proud of the health care services we provide for our communities, we are also proud of the economic impact we have in our community.”

The yearly IHA study examines jobs, income, retail sales and sales tax produced by hospitals and the rest of the state’s health care sector. The study was compiled from hospital-submitted data on the American Hospital Association’s Annual Survey of Hospitals and with software that other industries have used to determine their economic impact.

The Iowa Hospital Association is a voluntary membership organization representing hospital and health system interests to business, government and consumer audiences. All of Iowa’s 118 community hospitals are IHA members.

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