Brooks County Hospital Generates $27.8 Million for Local and State Economy

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Brooks County Hospital Generates $27.8 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 Brooks County Hospital, the largest healthcare provider in Brooks County, had direct expenditures of more than $12.1 million in 2012, that when combined with the economic multiplier the total economic impact was more than $27.8 million. 

“Brooks County Hospital is one of the largest employers in the county,” said Tina Herring, executive director of the Brooks County Development Authority. “BCH impacts our local community not only through the wages and benefits provided to the employees, but also through the spending of dollars for goods, services and materials required to provide health services that our community needs.”

“We are proud of the positive economic impact Brooks County Hospital has on our business community,” said Ken Rhudy, administrator at Brooks County Hospital. “We are dedicated to providing the best high quality, patient-focused healthcare for the citizens in our area, and that will always be our number one priority.”