Moon Township, PA, (May17, 2013)
- A recent report by The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) estimates that Heritage Valley Health System accounted for approximately $780 million in spending in the local economy. Heritage Valley spends $355 million directly for staffing, goods and services and aided in another $425 million of secondary spending within the local economy.
“Heritage Valley is best known for the quality health care services we provide at our medical neighborhoods, numerous physician offices and hospitals in the region,” said Norm Mitry, president and CEO of Heritage Valley. “However, as the HAP report indicates, Heritage Valley also has a significant impact on the local economy. As the largest employer in the airport corridor, we are a major economic force in our service area with the amount of goods and services we purchase locally and regionally.”
Heritage Valley Health System employs approximately 4,000 individuals locally and supports an additional 2,900 jobs in the region and the state. The HAP report also explains how Pennsylvania’s hospitals annually contribute nearly $98 billion (direct and secondary) to the state’s economy.
“Pennsylvania’s hospitals and health systems are at the heart of every community,” said Andy Carter, President and CEO of The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP). “They have a positive and powerful impact on patients, families, and communities.”
The statewide economic impact report is available online at: