Hospitals Help the Economy
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 Kentucky Hospitals' Statewide Economic Importance Report

 Kentucky’s 130 hospitals make an important contribution to the economy of the state and, through the provision of life-saving services, to the health of its citizens. In 2009, Kentucky hospitals treated 2,321,519 people in their emergency departments, cared for 616,377 inpatients, provided 7,188,425 outpatient visits, and welcomed 54,258 babies into the world. In addition to the vital health care services they provide, Kentucky’s hospitals are important economic engines for the state and their local communities. The goods and services hospitals purchase, the taxes that they pay, and the jobs they provide create economic value for the state and other businesses in the hospital’s community.