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 2022 include:
187 acute care hospitals; 22 long-term acute care facilities; and 38 psychiatric and rehabilitation specialty hospitals.
Members include 33 critical access hospitals, 10 children's hospitals and 51 teaching hospitals.
Patients had 36.9 million encounters at Ohio hospitals in 2021. Of those, 30.5 million were outpatient, 1.4 million inpatient and 5 million Emergency Room treated and released encounters. Year-end 2021 data will be available this spring.
Ohio hospitals employ 430,000 Ohioans, paid $20.7 billion in direct wages and collected $424 million in state income taxes for direct employees in the 12 months ending May 2022. Hospitals indirectly supported another 272,000 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 2022 contributed $91.7 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, state or federal government.
In 2021, more than 124,139 babies were born in Ohio hospitals. Click here to read more about OHA's statewide initiative to improve health outcomes for Ohio infants.