The John Hopkins Hospital was established in 1889 in Baltimore, Maryland and won the accolades as one the leading health care institutional all the globe. The John Hopkins Health System is comprised of multiple entities such as: The John Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Howard County General Hospital, Suburban Hospital, Sibley Memorial Hospital, All Children’s Hospital and All Children’s Health System, John Hopkins, Community Physicians, John Healthcare LLC and John Hopkins Home Care Group (Appleseed Firm , 2015). This health system makes significant economic vitality to the City of Baltimore as well as all over the State of Maryland. The contribution is through; source of employment, buyer of goods and services, funding projects and being a large-scale tax payer.
As at 2014, John Hopkins was reported to a workforce of 27,932 people with 82% being engaged on full-time basis. 60.9% of these employees were engaged in locations within Baltimore City while rest were located in facilities within Maryland. The John Hopkins Health System purchased goods worth approximately $378.5million from Businesses in Maryland, with $215.4 being spent on businesses on Baltimore city (Appleseed Firm , 2015). The Healthcare system put $141.1 million for the construction and renovation of its facility. $80.6 million was to the contractors within the city and $22.2 million being to the contractors in Baltimore City (Appleseed Firm , 2015).
The Costs that John Hopkins Health System made to Baltimore City were in two main categories, employment wage bill and through purchasing and construction. For over 17,024 jobs, JHHS spent over $984.4 million in direct payment to the employees from the city. For purchases and construction, the JHHS, spent $91.1 million of 1605 people engaged in these activities and an overall output of $237.6. The indirect impacts in terms of wage bill for 2014 was $118.9 million and output of $387 million (Appleseed Firm , 2015).
The John Hopkins Health System is a major contributor of revenue to State and local governments. The State of Maryland, the following were the contributions, withholding income tax $80,207,467, unemployment insurance payments $2631112, licenses and permits worth $620, other fees amounting to $19705196. All these amounted to $102,544,395 to the State of Maryland. To the City of Baltimore, the tax that the JHHS paid included property tax, parking tax, energy tax, licenses & permits, and other fees which amounted to $7811470. To other cities and municipalities, a total of $8600334 was paid (Appleseed Firm , 2015).
Other costs that the John Hopkins Health System incurs include community benefits and charity care. This is through its diverse programs including community health services, health professions education, and provision of healthcare through missions, research, cash and in-kind contributions, community building activities, community benefits operations, donations to community through the foundation, unreimbursed Medicaid cost. The four main branches of the JHHS and their contribution include; The John Hopkins Hospital spending #188,270,622, John Hopkins Bay view Medical Center amounting to $58,159,948, Howard County General Hospital with $21,136,745 and Suburban Hospital with $21,432,492.
In the provision of general healthcare services to residents within its facilities, John Hopkins Health System incurs the following expenses; healthcare facilities as at 2015 were $4,262,984,000; general and administrative services at $1.042,080,000; fundraising at $7,278,000; while other services offered accounted for $8862. The total expenses that the health system used to run its facilities in relation to offering general care services in 2015 accumulated to $5,321,204,000 (John Hopkins Health System Corporation , 2016).
Appleseed Firm . (2015). The Economic Impact of the John Hopkins Health System. New York.
John Hopkins Health System Corporation . (2016). Combined FInancial Statements and Supplementary Information. Baltimore.
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