National Rural Health Day Shines Light on Carlinville Area Hospital’s Impact on the Economy and Community

Carlinville Area Hospital is proud to provide care to our community. Our doors are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Each year, we serve thousands of individuals and keep our community healthy, strong, and vibrant in the face of significant economic challenges and unforeseen emergencies. While this record of service is and will always be our most valuable contribution to the community, our impact includes many facets that extend beyond direct patient care.

Carlinville Area Hospital is a vigorous economic engine for the community and for Illinois. We provide well-paying, stable jobs and stimulate the local economy with purchases of goods and services, a $38,425,000 economic impact based on data from the Illinois Hospital Association (2012).

The hospital employs 180 full and part-time employees and has a total payroll of $7,823,000 annually. Hospital payroll expenditures serve as an important economic stimulus, creating and supporting jobs throughout local and state economies. Dollars earned by hospital employees and spent on groceries, clothing, mortgage payments, rent, etc. generate approximately $18,582,000 in annual economic activity and create an additional 164 jobs for the local and state economy.

Carlinville Area Hospital spends about $7,135,000 per year on the goods and services it needs to provide health care. Funds spent to buy goods and services flow from the hospital to the vendors and businesses and then ripple throughout the economy. Dollars spent by Carlinville Area Hospital generate approximately $16,948,000 per year for the local and state economy. Capital spending by the hospital generates approximately $2,895,000 for the local and state economy per year.

On November 20, Rural Hospitals around the country will celebrate National Rural Health Day, recognizing the vital role they play in the community. Accidents happen. Illnesses happen. As they happen, there’s one place you can rely on in good times and bad — your community hospital.

Thank you to all of our wonderful staff and physicians for dedicating their lives to improving the health of our community. Thank you to our community for allowing us to care for you and your family. You, too, are an essential piece of our puzzle.