Impact of Your Hospitals and Health Systems

Regional Impact of Hospitals & Health Systems: Rochester Area

Hospitals in Your Region Provide Quality Healthcare

  • 6,400,000 Outpatients Provided Care

  • 556,300 People Treated in the Emergency Room

  • 142,300 People Admitted to Hospitals

  • 13,600 Babies Delivered

Hospitals in Your Region Improve the Economy & Community

  • $7,200,000,000 Economic Activity
    • The economic activity generated by hospitals - through jobs and the purchasing of goods and services - makes up more than 10% of the state's entire Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
  • $807,200,000 Tax Dollars Generated
    • New York hospitals are responsible for generating significant tax dollars and stimulate the economies of your local community and the whole state.
  • $469,300,000 Community Benefits & Investments
    • Adhering to their charitable mission, hospitals cover the cost of care provided to people in need; subsidize care and services to low-income, elderly, and under-served communities; and continuously invest in many community health initiatives. 
  • 53,000 Jobs Generated
    • Hospitals and health systems are often the largest employers in communities, generate many more jobs, and are a top 10 private sector employer in every region of New York State. 

Hospitals in Your Region Rely on State & Federal Funding

  • 58% Reimbursement from Medicaid and Medicare
    • A large portion of hospital reimbursement is tied to underpayments from Medicaid and Medicare; Medicaid only pays 76 cents for each dollar of care and Medicare only pays 97 cents. 

Statewide Impacts of New York Hospitals & Health Systems

New York State Hospitals Provide Quality Healthcare

  • 53,200,000 Outpatients Provided Care
  • 8,500,000 People Treated in the Emergency Room
  • 2,200,000 People Admitted to Hospitals
  • 212,000 Babies Delivered

New York State Hospitals Improve the Economy & Community

  • $138,100,000,000 Economic Activity
    • The economic activity generated by hospitals - through jobs and the purchasing of goods and services - makes up more than 10% of the state's entire Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
  • $21,300,000,000 Tax Dollars Generated
    • New York hospitals are responsible for generating significant tax dollars and stimulate the economies of your local community and the whole state.
  • $7,800,000,000 Community Benefits & Investments
    • Adhering to their charitable mission, hospitals cover the cost of care provided to people in need; subsidize care and services to low-income, elderly, and under-served communities; and continuously invest in many community health initiatives. 
  • 777,000 Jobs Generated
    • Hospitals and health systems are often the largest employers in communities, generate many more jobs, and are a top 10 private sector employer in every region of New York State. 

New York State Hospitals Rely on State & Federal Funding

  • 55% Reimbursement from Medicaid and Medicare
    • A large portion of hospital reimbursement is tied to underpayments from Medicaid and Medicare; Medicaid only pays 76 cents for each dollar of care and Medicare only pays 97 cents. 

Hospitals & Health Systems Across New York State Need Your Help

Financial Condition of New York Hospitals is Among the Worst in the Country

  • Nearly 50% of New York's hospitals have negative operating margins.
  • Seventy percent of New York's hospitals are in fair or poor financial condition.
  • New York's average statewide hospital operating margin of 1.6% is the second worst in the country, and far below the national average of 5.7%.
  • New York's healthcare facilities are the sixth oldest in the country.
  • Hospitals lose billions each year treating Medicaid and Medicare patients due to government underpayment. In New York, Medicaid pays 76 for each dollar of care provided; Medicare pays 97 cents.
  • The commercial insurance reimbursement rate for New York hospitals is the fifth worst in the country.

New York Hospitals Generate Billions in Economic Activity & Community Benefit

  • New York hospitals generate $138 billion in economic activity - 10% of the state's GDP.
  • New York Hospitals are among the largest employers in every region of the state, directly and indirectly generating more than 770,000 jobs.
  • Four of New York's top ten private sector employers are hospitals and health systems. 
  • New York's private, non-profit hospitals provide free care, financial assistance, and other community health improvement programs that cost $7.8 billion - 13.4% of their total expenses. Importantly, this statewide figure does not include the billions of dollars New York's 23 public acute care hospitals expend on these activities annually because public hospitals are exempt from this federal reporting requirement. 

New York Hospitals Improve Care Quality & Patient Safety

  • New York hospitals participate in the national Partnership for Patients (PFP) initiative, created to reduce hospital-acquired conditions and preventable readmissions. 
  • As a result of PFP, New York hospitals have seen 25,000 fewer patient readmissions, a 41% reduction in central line-associated bloodstream infections, a 30% reduction in falls with moderate or greater injury, and a 90% reduction in early elective deliveries. 

New York Hospitals Are Transforming & Have a Special Community Role

  • In undertaking the monumental task to transform a healthcare system that serves 20 million New Yorkers, hospitals and health systems remain committed to improving the health of our communities and are continually preparing for the unexpected, whether it be a natural disaster or disease outbreak.
  • Hospitals are active partners as the healthcare system shifts to emphasizing preventive, patient-centered care that is transparent to the consumer and delivered by a collaborating team of providers across settings and levels of clinical expertise.