Economic Impact

Colorado hospitals are significant contributors to our state’s economy, employing thousands of people in communities throughout the state each year. A March 2015 report from the American Hospital Association (AHA) found that Colorado hospitals employed 75,129 individuals in 2013. As employers, Colorado hospitals also provided $5.3 billion in payroll and benefits that year. The report also found that spending by both hospitals and their employees helped support an additional 177,357 non-hospital jobs in the state.

On a national level, hospitals directly employed 5.6 million people in 2013 and spending by both hospitals and their employees helped support an additional 10 million non-hospital jobs throughout the country. Hospitals are the second largest source for private sector jobs in the nation.