Mercy Medical Center-Sioux City generates 1,324 jobs that add $192.5 million to Siouxland's economy, according to the latest study by the Iowa Hospital Association.
In addition, Mercy employees by themselves spend $57 million on retail sales and contribute $3.4 million in state sales tax revenue.
"As the area's largest healthcare employer, Mercy Medical Center plays a vital role in the economy of Siouxland," says Jim Fitzpatrick, President and CEO of Mercy Medical Center. "For over 125 years, Mercy has been a part of this community and has maintained a strong, mission-driven approach to caring for our patients. We are honored to be their trusted health partner for life and honored be a part of the Siouxland community."
The IHA study examined the jobs, income, retail sales and sales tax produced by hospitals and the rest of the state’s health care sector. The study was compiled from hospital-submitted data on the American Hospital Association’s Annual Survey of Hospitals and with software that other industries have used to determine their economic impact.