Ohio's health care delivery system is evolving at a rapid pace. OHA gathers and analyzes data for patient encounters at Ohio hospitals and tracks the ownership types and classifications of member hospitals. In Ohio, the majority of hospitals are nonprofit institutions and are categorized by the services provided and their participation in programs to train health care providers.
OHA's member hospitals in 2021 include:
191 acute care hospitals; 23 long-term acute care facilities; 31 psychiatric, rehabilitation and specialty surgical hospitals; and 10 children's hospitals.
Members include 33 critical access hospitals and 51 teaching hospitals.
Patients had 31.4 million encounters at Ohio hospitals in 2020. Of those, 25.6 million were outpatient, 1.4 million inpatient and 4.3 million Emergency Room treated and released encounters.
Ohio hospitals employed 251,200 Ohioans, paid $19.9 billion in direct wages and collected $628 million in state income taxes for direct employees in the 12 months ending May 2021. Hospitals indirectly supported another 289,000 jobs in our state.
Ohio hospitals are economic drivers in their communities. Five of Ohio's top 10 employers are hospitals or health systems. Through direct, indirect and induced employment, Ohio hospitals in the 12 months ending May 2021 contributed $93.5 billion in statewide in economic impact. Read the full report here.
Most acute care hospitals in Ohio are nonprofit organizations. Only six acute care hospitals are for-profit. Additionally, 24 Ohio hospitals are owned by local, county or state government or the federal Veterans Administration.
In 2020, 124,215 babies were born in Ohio hospitals. Click here to read more about OHA's statewide initiative to improve health outcomes for Ohio infants.