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 and C.E.O of CCH. “We also recruit in professionals to live, raise families and spend money here.”
In 2018, CCH provided about 637 jobs and generated more than $96 million of revenue, which resulted in more than $1.6 million in state and local taxes.
“Our hospital is driving growth by making the community attractive to business and industry,” said Hansen. “And when residents retire, they tend to stay in, or move to, communities with quality health care facilities.”
The hospital also created more than $36 million in downstream business, such as contractors and linen services, as well as visitor spending at restaurants and hotels.