Compassionate Care That Improves Our Communities

Our Mission is clear: we are called to extend the healing ministry of Jesus by
improving the health of our communities. We know healthier communities are
prosperous, vibrant places where people live, work and play in safety and security.
We contribute to that prosperity through jobs and investment that make each
community in Ohio a better place to live.

In this newly-issued economic impact report in partnership with the University
of Cincinnati Economics Center, you’ll see that impact from 2016. Mercy Health
contributed $10.1 billion to the Ohio economy in 2016, up almost 13% from five
years ago. Among the study’s findings:

  • We employ more than 31,430 people in Ohio, and those jobs support more than
    44,000 additional jobs.
  • Our average capital expenditures of nearly $400 million annually added more than
    5,700 jobs and $283 million in household earnings per year.
  • Our employees paid nearly $257.8 million in sales, income, property and other
    tax revenue.
  • Counties we serve include 33% of all Ohio residents (3.8 million people), making one
    of every three Ohio residents a past, present or potential Mercy Health patient.
  • In the core counties of four of our regions — Lorain, Lima, Youngstown and Springfield —
    Mercy Health is the largest employer. In the other two regions, we are among the top
    five employers.

Fulfilling our Mission goes beyond jobs and capital investment. We contributed
$328 million in Ohio to community benefit — ranging from charity care to programs
that address the scourge of opiate addiction. We do this because it’s the right thing
to do, in the spirit of our founders who served poor and vulnerable populations.

Thank you to the UC Economics Center for this study. Most of all, thank you to the
women and men of Mercy Health, who work every day in service to our patients
and communities.


Read the Report