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 2019 include:
188 acute care hospitals; 21 long-term acute care facilities; 27 psychiatric, rehabilitation and specialty surgical hospitals; and 10 children's hospitals.
Members include 33 critical access hospitals and 51 teaching hospitals.
Patients had 33.7 million encounters at Ohio hospitals in 2018. Of those, 27.4 million were outpatient, 1.5 million inpatient and 5.5 million Emergency Room treated and released encounters.
Ohio hospitals in 2017 directly employed 255,000 Ohioans, paid $18.1 billion in direct wages and collected $350.5 million in state income taxes for direct employees. Hospitals indirectly supported another 280,000 jobs in our state.
Ohio hospitals are economic drivers in their communities. Four of Ohio's top 10 employers are hospitals or health systems. Through direct, indirect and induced employment, Ohio hospitals in 2017 contributed $31.4 billion statewide in economic impact.
Currently, 186 hospitals are nonprofit, three acute care hospitals are for-profit, 26 are publicly or government owned and 42 are specialty for-profit facilities. Note: hospitals can be both nonprofit and publicly owned.
In 2018, more than 130,000 babies were born in Ohio hospitals. Click here to read more about OHA's statewide initiative to improve health outcomes for Ohio infants.