Economic Impact of Florida’s Hospitals

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Economic Impact of Florida’s Hospitals

In 2011, Florida’s hospitals generated 927,763 full- and part-time jobs and $120 billion in total economic contributions statewide, according to a University of Florida economic impact study released in March 2013 by the Florida Hospital Association. Hospitals paid $17.12 billion in employee salaries and benefits; average annual earnings per employee were $56,437.

(The total employment impact of Florida hospitals in 2011 was 25.5 percent higher than estimated in a 2009 study.)

Each year, Florida’s hospitals care for 2.6 million inpatients and 8.7 million patients in emergency rooms, deliver 200,000 babies and perform nearly 2 million surgical procedures.

In 2011, there were 301 non-federal licensed hospitals in Florida, with 63,774 beds.

Regional numbers (this includes the 18 counties in the 850 area code):

Region 1
Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton counties

Employment (full and part time) 

Economic Output
$4.1 billion

Region 2
Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor, Wakulla and Washington counties

Employment (full and part time)

Economic Output
$3.3 billion



Bay Medical Center, Emerald Coast Behavioral Hospital, Gulf Coast Medical Center, HealthSouth Emerald Coast Rehab Hospital, Select Specialty Hospital-Panama City


Calhoun-Liberty Hospital Inc.


Baptist Hospital Inc., Sacred Heart Hospital of Pensacola, Select Specialty Hospital-Pensacola, West Florida Hospital, West Florida Rehabilitation Institute


George E. Weems Memorial Hospital


Florida State Hospital, Gadsden Memorial Campus of Capital Regional Medical Center


Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf


Doctors Memorial Hospital


Campbellton-Graceville Hospital, Jackson Hospital


Capital Regional Medical Center, Eastside Psychiatric Hospital, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Tallahassee, Select Specialty Hospital-Tallahassee, Tallahassee Memorial Hospital


Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, Gulf Coast Treatment Center, North Okaloosa Medical Center, The Rehabilitation Institute of Northwest Florida, Twin Cities Hospital

Santa Rosa

Baptist Hospital Inc. (d/b/a Gulf Breeze Hospital), Jay Hospital, Santa Rosa Medical Center, West Florida Community Care Center


Healthmark Regional Medical Center, Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast


Northwest Florida Community Hospital

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