Columbus Community Hospital has positive impact on city’s fiscal health
Columbus Community Hospital (CCH) does more than provide health care services in Columbus. It also has a positive economic impact on the overall fiscal health of the community. Through a combination of traditional health care services, fitness and wellness programs, telehealth technology and community partnerships, CCH’s commitment to health extends far beyond the hospital walls.
"We are one of the largest employers in Columbus and offer some of the best paying jobs and benefits," said Michael Hansen, president/CEO of Columbus Community Hospital. “We also recruit professionals to live, raise families and spend money here.”
In 2017, CCH provided about 580 jobs and generated more than $88 million of revenue, which resulted in more than $1.5 million in state and local taxes. This is according to IMPLAN results provided by Heartland Health Alliance.
“Across our Heartland Health Alliance network, we see how each hospital is driving growth by making the community attractive to business and industry,” said Carol Friesen, vice president of Health System Services for Bryan Health. “And when residents retire, they tend to stay in, or move to, communities with quality health care facilities.”
The hospital also created more than $33 million in downstream business, such as contractors and linen services, as well as visitor spending at restaurants and hotels.
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