From being there to maintain our health and meet our medical needs to generating billions of dollars for our state’s economy, hospitals demonstrate daily why they are so important for life.
105 Licensed Hospitals are located across the state of Arkansas. This includes 73 general acute care community hospitals, nine long term acute care hospitals, eight psychiatric hospitals, seven rehabilitation hospitals, three surgical hospitals, two Veterans Affairs hospitals, as well as a pediatric hospital, a cardiac hospital and a women’s hospital.
42,500 Arkansans are Employed By Hospitals across the state, which have a combined annual payroll of $1.7 billion that helps to support about 7.7% of all non-farm jobs in the state through direct and indirect purchases of goods and services.
$9.6 Billion estimated overall economic impact that Arkansas hospitals provided for the state in 2008, based on direct spending on goods, services, their impact on other businesses throughout the economy, jobs and employees’ spending.
14,315 Arkansans each day sought care at an Arkansas hospital in 2009 for illness, injury and other conditions requiring medical attention.
38,556 Newborns were delivered in Arkansas hospitals in 2009. The Arkansas Medicaid program covered more than 60% of them.
“Dedication to patients is seen every day in the halls of our hospital, from the housekeepers and dietary workers to the medical and nursing staff members.”
Walter Johnson, President/CEO
Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Pine Bluff
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