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The Center Releases 2015 Hospital Fact Sheet

CLEVELAND, July 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hospitals in Northeast Ohio provided nearly $1.3 billion in benefits aimed at improving the health of the region in 2013, according to The Center for Health Affairs newly released 2015 Hospital Fact Sheet. The new piece, which uses an infographic format, highlights statistics about hospitals and health systems in greater Cleveland.

"One of our most important roles as the regional hospital association is to share key information about our members with lawmakers and the media," said Deanna Moore, vice president, corporate communications. "We want to be able to tell the story – whatever the story is – from our hospitals' point of view. The 2015 Hospital Fact Sheet compiles some of the most important facts we use in our advocacy efforts and helps us do that."

Information for the 2015 Hospital Fact Sheet was collected from a variety of sources, including: the Internal Revenue Service Form 990, The Center for Health Affairs' Volume Statistics Report and Payer Mix Study, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the American Hospital Association. The data collected on hospitals in Northeast Ohio details some of the most commonly requested pieces of information asked of healthcare providers, such as:

  • Community benefit activity
  • Inpatient and outpatient patient volumes and utilization
  • Hospital payer mix
  • Employment and payroll in Northeast Ohio
  • Municipal tax revenue generated by Northeast Ohio hospitals

The 2015 Hospital Fact Sheet will be distributed to contacts at member hospitals, elected officials, members of the media and community leaders. For more information on the infographic, please contact Tony Gutowski, public policy development manager, via email or telephone at 216.255.3610.

With a rich history as the Northeast Ohio hospital association, dating back to 1916, The Center for Health Affairs serves as the collective voice of hospitals and the source for Northeast Ohio hospital and healthcare information. As the leading advocate for Northeast Ohio hospitals, The Center aims to enhance the effectiveness of the healthcare community and the health of the communities it serves by providing expertise, resources and solutions to address the challenges faced by the region's healthcare providers. The Center's efforts focus on areas that benefit member hospitals from a regional approach, including healthcare workforce; emergency preparedness; public policy and advocacy; finance and reimbursement; and community initiatives. And because of its business affiliation with CHAMPS Healthcare, The Center has the resources to provide a broad level of professional services to its members. The Center, located in downtown Cleveland, is proud to advocate on behalf of 34 acute-care hospitals and two long-term acute-care hospitals in six counties. The Center for Health Affairs is honored to be named as one of The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Top Workplaces in 2014 and 2015, as well as to ERC's Northcoast99 List in 2003, 2004, 2010, 2012 and 2014. For more, visit chanet.org.

CONTACT: Deanna Moore 216.255.3614 deanna.moore@chanet.orgSource:The Center for Health Affairs