Michigan hospitals serve patients 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
|4 million people treated in emergency departments|
|33 million outpatient visits conducted|
|5 million inpatient care days|
|994,000 patients admitted for care & treatment|
|97,300+ babies delivered|
|Avg. length of stay – 5.33 days|
2022 Community Benefit Report
Healthy Futures, Healthy Communities
The 2022 MHA Community Benefit Report highlights how Michigan hospitals and health systems are investing in their communities to help people of all ages get healthy and stay healthy both in and out of the hospital. Overall, these activities total an investment of nearly $4.2 billion. The report also highlights how hospitals are helping strengthen Michigan’s economy.
These innovative community-based partnerships help improve the overall health, wellness and quality of life of Michigan residents.
Data are based on responses to fiscal year 2020 MHA Community Benefits Surveys. Please note that the organizations in each cohort may not be the same from year-to-year.
Promoting Health and Wellness
Michigan hospitals offer a wide range of services and resources that extend access to care beyond the traditional hospital setting. This long-standing effort promotes the health and wellness of individuals and communities throughout the state. Overall, Michigan hospitals invested more than $869 million in community-based and other voluntary activities*. A snapshot of these activities is highlighted below.
Health Education & Guidance
Community health education, counseling, self help, support groups, family support, community benefit operations
2.9 million people served
$60 million invested
Healthcare Support Services
Health screenings, immunizations, nonbilled & reduced-fee clinics, discounted prescriptions & medical supplies, financial and in-kind support
443,689 people served
$51 million invested
In-home services, meals/nutrition, transportation
115,357 people served
$5 million invested
Investment in healthcare talent retention and workforce development
88,370 people served
$573 million invested
Community Building Activities
Involvement in and financial and in-kind support of activities that help promote the health and well-being of community residents
341,722 people served
$6.5 million invested
Community Health & Clinical Research
Studies conducted with the goal of improving population health
$161 million invested
Based on a total of 115 hospitals’ data submitted in the fiscal year 2020 MHA Community Benefits Survey. An itemized breakdown of the Community Benefit Report is available online.
Caring for all Patients
Despite the unique obstacles and financial burden of the COVID-19 pandemic, Michigan hospitals and health systems remained committed to providing high-quality, cost-effective care to patients and their families. According to the American Hospital Association annual survey data, hospitals of all types provided more than $42 billion in uncompensated care to their patients in 2020. Michigan-specific data includes:
Medicare (at cost)
The difference between the federal Medicare reimbursement rate and the actual cost of care delivered to Medicare patients.
Medicaid (at cost)
The unpaid costs of public programs for those with low incomes or disabilities.
Financial Assistance (at cost)
The cost of providing free or discounted health services for individuals who cannot afford to pay for their care and qualify for financial assistance.
Bad Debt (at cost)
The cost of services submitted for payment by a third-party payer or patient that are not paid in full.
Other Unpaid Costs
Includes other means-tested government programs and subsidized health services.
Strengthening the State Economy
According to the 2022 Economic Impact of Healthcare in Michigan Report, Healthcare remains Michigan’s largest private-sector employer despite pandemic losses.
- In 2020, there were 572,000 direct healthcare jobs in Michigan totaling more than $44.2 billion in wages, salaries and benefits.
- Hospitals alone employed 224,000 individuals in the state in 2020.
- Indirect, healthcare-supported jobs are held by more than 502,000 people who earned about $28 billion in 2020 in wages, salaries and benefits in 2020.
- Together with their employers, the nearly 1.1 million workers in the healthcare sector contributed almost $15.2 billion that year in local, state and federal taxes.
For more information about healthcare’s impact on Michigan’s economy, visit the Economic Impact Report.