Economic Impact of Healthcare

Healthcare providers invest in their local communities in ways beyond helping restore and support good health. Healthcare provided nearly 588,000 direct jobs in Michigan in 2015, nearly 228,000 by hospitals alone.

This report demonstrates the substantial role healthcare plays in the well-being of both the state’s residents and its economy and is compiled by the Partnership for Michigan’s Health, which consists of the Michigan Health & Hospital Association, the Michigan State Medical Society and the Michigan Osteopathic Association. The report uses data from fiscal year 2015, 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.

The data demonstrates that healthcare is Michigan’s largest creator of direct, private-sector jobs — jobs that continue to provide employment opportunities for residents statewide.