Mitchell County Hospital and Mitchell Convalescent Center Generates $57 Million for Local and State Economy

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Mitchell County Hospital and Mitchell Convalescent Center Generates $57 Million for Local and State Economy

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Hospitals are essential for our communities providing care for residents when they need it most. But behind the scenes, hospitals significantly impact many people on a daily basis, even those who may not walk through the hospital doors.

The Georgia Hospital Association recently released its 2012 Economic Impact Report, which quantifies the impact of the Archbold health system in the region. Using the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis methodology, Archbold Medical Center’s regional economic impact was more than $707 million in revenue for the local and state economy in 2012. During the same time period, Archbold provided more than $31.6 million in uncompensated care while sustaining more than 5,732 full-time jobs throughout Southwest Georgia and the rest of the state.

Archbold—a four-hospital regional healthcare system—had direct expenditures of more than $309.5 million in 2012, that when combined with an economic multiplier developed by the United States Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis, the total economic impact of those expenditures in the region was more than $707.2 million. Archbold’s Mitchell County Hospital, Mitchell Convalescent Center and Pelham Parkway Nursing Home had direct expenditures of more than $25 million in 2012, that when combined with the economic multiplier the total economic impact was more than $57 million. 

“Mitchell County Hospital is so important to our area because it creates jobs and provides healthcare options locally care for our residents,” said Paige Gilchrist, executive director of the Mitchell County Development Authority.  “It’s evident that MCH is very invested in our community, and we are fortunate to have access to the excellent patient care they provide.”

“Mitchell County Hospital is very committed to giving back to our community,” said Jamie Womack, assistant administrator of Mitchell County Hospital.  “It’s clear we have a large economic impact on Mitchell County—our employees buy goods and services from other businesses in our area, which creates additional economic value—but our highest priority is to ensure our patients receive the best care right here at home. Our community can be confident in the high quality, patient-focused care that they receive at our hospital.”