For more than 160 years, Mercy Health has been caring for patients and providing innovative healthcare services throughout Ohio. As the largest healthcare system in the state and the fifth largest employer, Mercy Health contributes to the local prosperity of communities by providing jobs and investments that make them better places to live. 

Mercy Health once again partnered with the University of Cincinnati Economics Center to identify and report about how the ministry benefits the financial vitality of communities we serve across Ohio and Kentucky.   

The report, compiled with full data from 2016, shows that:

  • Mercy Health contributed $10.1 billion to the Ohio economy, up almost 13% from five years ago.
  • Our average capital expenditures of nearly $400 million annually added more than 5,700 jobs and $283 million in household earnings per year.
  • Mercy Health employees paid nearly $257.8 million in sales, income, property and other tax revenue.
  • Counties we serve include 33 percent of all Ohio residents (3.8 million people), making one of every three Ohio residents a past, present or potential Mercy Health patient.

“Mercy Health understands healthier communities are prosperous, vibrant places where people live, work and play in safety and security. We are honored to contribute to that prosperity of communities through jobs and investment that make Ohio a better place to live,” said John Starcher, president and CEO, Mercy Health. 

Additionally, the economic impact shows that while Mercy Health employs more than 31,430 people in Ohio, those jobs supported more than 44,000 additional jobs. In the core counties of four of our regions—Lorain, Lima, Youngstown and Springfield—Mercy Health is the largest employer. And in the other two regions, we are among the top five employers.
“I want to thank all the men and women of Mercy Health who work every day in service to our patients. And thank you to all our patients and their families for choosing Mercy Health to care for you,” Starcher said.

The full report can be found at, select as your Current Location: “Learn About the Ministry”>About Us>Mercy Health Economic Impact Report.