Economic Impact of Healthcare
Healthcare providers invest in their local communities in ways beyond helping restore and support good health. Healthcare provided nearly 586,900 direct jobs in Michigan in 2014, nearly 227,000 by hospitals alone.
The Partnership for Michigan’s Health, consisting of the Michigan Health & Hospital Association, the Michigan State Medical Society and the Michigan Osteopathic Association, has compiled this report to demonstrate the substantial role healthcare plays in the well-being of both the state’s residents and its economy. The report uses data from fiscal year 2014, the most recent data available.
The report’s dashboard provides statewide data and breaks it down by region and county. This interactive tool allows information to be viewed and printed for one county or region and for any chosen combination of counties or regions.
These data demonstrate that healthcare is Michigan’s largest creator of direct, private-sector jobs — jobs that continue to provide employment opportunities for residents statewide.