In 2014, Heritage Valley Health System provided nearly $7 million of charity
care, health care provided for free or at reduced prices to low income patients,
and covered more than $18 million in Medical Assistance and Medicare shortfalls.
This along with the sponsorship of community health fairs and subsidizing of free
community health services and education are evidence of the continued commitment
to community that Heritage Valley Health System displays.
to the more than $25 million in direct community benefits, Heritage Valley Health
System has a strong, broad economic impact on the region. According to a recent
report by The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), the
organization estimates that Heritage Valley Health System accounted for approximately
$874 million in spending in the local economy. Heritage Valley spends $379
million directly for staffing, goods and services and aided in another $495 million
of secondary spending within the local economy.
health care needs of our population change, our mission remains simple, straightforward
and unwavering – to improve the health and well-being of all people in the
communities we serve” said G.R. Orr, III, Chair of the Heritage Valley Health
System Board of Directors.
Heritage Valley Health System employs approximately
3,700 individuals locally and supports an additional 4,600 jobs in the region and
the state. The HAP report also explains how Pennsylvania’s hospitals
annually contribute nearly $111 billion (direct and secondary) to the state’s
“Hospitals are integral players in improving the quality
of life in the Commonwealth,” said Andy Carter, President and CEO of The Hospital
& Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP). “They do this not only
through delivery of health care services, but as top employers, creating spin-off
services and providing family-sustaining jobs.”
economic impact report is available online at:
About Heritage Valley
Heritage Valley Health System is a $480 million
integrated delivery network providing comprehensive health care for residents of
Allegheny, Beaver, Butler and Lawrence counties, in Pennsylvania; eastern Ohio;
and the panhandle of West Virginia. In partnership with 3,700 employees and more
than 480 physicians, Heritage Valley offers a broad range of medical, surgical and
diagnostic services at its two hospitals, Heritage Valley Sewickley and Heritage
Valley Beaver; in 60 physician offices; and 18 community satellite facilities.
For more information about Heritage Valley Health System, please visit www.heritagevalley.org.