Contact: Daniel Murphy
Release: May 10, 2010
Moon Twp., PA (May 10, 2010) —A recent report by The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) estimates that Heritage Valley Health System accounted for approximately $802 million in spending in the local economy. Heritage Valley spends $325 million directly for staffing, goods and services and aided in another $477 million of secondary spending within the local economy.
Heritage Valley Health System employs approximately 4,300 individuals locally and supports an additional 3,300 jobs in the region and the state. The HAP report also explains how Pennsylvania’s hospitals annually contribute more than $89 billion (direct and secondary) to the state’s economy.
“Heritage Valley is focused on our mission – to improve the health and well-being of all people in the communities we serve. Yet, as we work to further our mission, the local economy benefits greatly,” said Norm Mitry, president and CEO of Heritage Valley. “With most of our employees living in our service area and a majority of our purchases of goods and services made in the region, Heritage Valley contributes significantly to the area’s economy.”
Carolyn F. Scanlan, president and CEO of HAP said, “Investments in Pennsylvania’s hospitals mean investments in our patients, our workforce, and our economy. As lawmakers craft state and federal budgets, they need to ensure adequate payments for hospitals to keep a critical economic stimulator strong.”
The statewide economic impact report is available online at