Impacting Our Local Community
UnityPoint Health - Finley Hospital Creates $93 Million Impact on Local Economy
UnityPoint Health - Finley Hospital generates 1,004 jobs that add $114,763,142 to the Dubuque County economy, according to the latest study by the Iowa Hospital Association (IHA). In addition, Finley employees themselves spend nearly $35 million on retail sales and contribute over $2 million in state sales tax revenue.
The IHA economic impact resultes were obtained from the IMPLAN software, which analyzes county level data using an economic input-output model. Data for the survey was collected from the American Hospital Association (AHA) Annual Survey, the Iowa Department of Revenue and Finance, the US Census Bureau and the Bureau of Economic Analysis.
The study found that Iowa hospitals directly employ 72,203 people and create another 140,656 jobs outside the hospital sector. As an income source, hospitals provide $4.9 billion in salaries and benefits and generate $2 billion in retail sales and $123 million in sales tax.
Complete information from the study, including economic data for each of Iowa's hospitals, is available on the IHA website.
Uncompensated Care and Health Care Services in 2015 from Finley
UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital provided approximately $2.3 million dollars of community benefit and building activities in addition to approximately $5.3 million dollars of charity and uncompensated Medicaid care to our community in 2015.
Community benefits are activities designed to improve health status and increase access to health care. Along with uncompensated care, community benefits include such services and programs as health screenings, support groups, counseling, immunizations, nutritional services and transportation programs.
Finley provides services to improve the health of patients and to better their quality of life. All services are provided regardless of an individual's race, creed, sex, nationality, handicap, age or ability to compensate for services rendered.
Community Health Needs Assessment
Finley Hospital's strategic plan is grounded in the premise that Finley Hospital, through collaboration, will contribute to community partnerships to meet targeted community needs and formulate plans to impact future healthcare in the communities we serve.
Read Finley Hospital's Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and Health Improvement Plan (HIP) Report here. Or review the Dubuque County Health Improvement Plan for 2019-2021.