Study: Skiff creates $25 million impact on local economy
Skiff Medical Center generates 361 jobs that contributed more than $25 million to Jasper County’s economy, according to the latest study by the Iowa Hospital Association. In addition, Skiff employees by themselves spend almost $7 million on retail sales and contribute about $400,000 in state sales tax revenue.
“Skiff Medical Center is one of the major employees not only in Newton, but in all of Jasper County,” CEO Steve Long said. “Our vision is to be a ‘treasured community asset’ and our many caregivers work hard every day to live up to this ideal. It is satisfying to know that we are able to impact the community not only in the excellent care we provide for our patients but in the significant direct and indirect investment we make economically, as well.”
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.
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