Pella Regional Adds More Than $33 Million to Local Economy
PELLA, Iowa –Pella Regional Health Center generates 682 hospital jobs that add $33,832,938 to Marion County’s local economy, according to the latest study by the Iowa Hospital Association. In addition, Pella Regional’s employees contribute more than $6.8 million in retail sales and more than $413,000 in sales tax.
The study examined the jobs, income, retail sales and sales tax produced by hospitals and the rest of the state’s health care sector. The study was compiled from hospital-submitted data on the American Hospital Association’s Annual Survey of Hospitals and with software that other industries have used to determine their economic impact.
The study found that Iowa hospitals directly employ 74,691 people with 132,277 total jobs directly or indirectly tied to hospitals. As an income source, hospitals provide $4.8 billion in direct worker income.