Advocating for Community Benefit

In Oregon, health care jobs in hospitals and clinics are important economic cornerstones within communities.  

Health care directly impacts the Oregon economy by helping sustain or grow local economies statewide. Not only do Oregon health care employers support economies in every community across the state, Oregon hospitals employ approximately 62,278 people. 

When accounting for hospital purchases of goods and services from other businesses, hospitals support one of every 20 jobs outside the hospital walls.  In smaller Oregon communities, this number can be as high as 1 in 10 jobs.