Region Benefits from Heritage Valley's Strong Community Commitment
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.
In addition 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.
“As the 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 economy.
“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.”
The statewide economic impact report is available online at:
About Heritage Valley Health System
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.