Hospitals rank as major drivers of local economy Employment, spending make facilities key players in economic development

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email PrintThere is no doubt that the health-care industry in Colorado has a huge impact on Colorado’s economy. As one of the largest employers in the state, Colorado community hospitals employed 75,586 people in 2015, creating more than $11 billion in payroll and benefits that were then spent energizing the local economy, according to data compiled by the American Hospital Association. The hospitals themselves spent $12.6 billion in 2015, which contributed…