Economic Impact Report

The economic benefit of North Carolina hospitals and health systems on local and state economies is significant.

Ensuring the viability of North Carolina hospitals and health systems is critical to the health and economies of North Carolina counties and communities. To illustrate the scope of hospitals and health systems’ economic impact in North Carolina, NCHA commissioned RTI International to conduct research and develop a report based on 2020 data.

The report’s findings included that:

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Hospitals and health systems keep North Carolina healthy and economically strong.

In addition to providing around-the-clock care for all people, regardless of ability to pay, hospitals support their communities by:

Hospitals and health systems are economic anchors. They strengthen the infrastructure of local communities by attracting and maintaining businesses, workers and retirees.