Hospital generates more than $27,824,210 to economy

According to a recent report by the Georgia Hospital Association, the state’s largest hospital trade association, Jeff Davis Hospital generated more than $27,824,210 in revenues benefiting the local and state economies. During the same period, the hospital provided $1,598,178 in uncompensated care while sustaining 109 full time jobs in Hazlehurst.
The report revealed that Jeff Davis Hospital had direct expenditures of more than $12,093,802 in 2016. 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 was more than $27,824,210. The economic multiplier considers the “ripple’ effect of direct hospital expenditures on other sectors of the economy, such as medical supplies, durable medical equipment and pharmaceuticals. Economic multipliers are used to model the resulting impact of a change in one industry on the economy as a whole.
“As Jeff Davis Hospital works to grow the health services available for the residents of Jeff Davis County, we in turn aid the growth of the local economy,” said Tammy Mims, CEO of Jeff Davis Hospital. “We greatly appreciate the community’s continued partnership and support as we strive to ensure high quality, safe and affordable health services to those we serve.”

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