Impacting Our Local Community
UnityPoint Health - Finley Hospital Creates $93 Million Impact on Local Economy
UnityPoint Health - Finley Hospital generates 1,476 jobs that add $93,625,001 to the Dubuque County economy, according to the latest study by the Iowa Hospital Association (IHA). In addition, Finley employees themselves spend nearly $30 million on retail sales and contribute over $1.5 million in state sales tax revenue.
The IHA study examined the jobs, income, retail sales and sales tax produced by hospitals and the rest of the state's health care sector. The study was compiled from hospital-submitted data in the American Hospital Association's Annual Survey of Hospitals and with software that other industries have used to determine their economic impact.
The study found that Iowa hospitals directly employ 72,008 people and create another 55,492 jobs outside the hospital sector. As an income source, hospitals provide $4.5 billion in salaries and benefits and generate another $2.3 billion through other jobs that depend on hospitals.
In all, Iowa's health care sector, which includes offices of physicians, dentists and other health practitioners, nursing home and residential care, other medical and health services and pharmacies, contributes $16.6 billion to the state economy while directly and indirectly providing 324,977 jobs, or about one-fifth of the state's total non-farm employment.
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.