Economic Impact Report

New Jersey Hospital Association: 2021 Economic Impact Report

Explore how New Jersey’s hospitals contribute to the state, county and local economies.

New Jersey hospitals serve over 15 million patients annually, providing healthcare services to all, regardless of their ability to pay. New Jersey’s acute care hospitals provide substantial contributions to the state’s economy.

In 2019, N.J. hospitals delivered:

  • $26.1 billion in total economic impact
  • $3.8 billion in purchased services
  • Nearly 120,000 full-time equivalent jobs and total employment of over 154,000 full- and part-time positions
  • Over $9 billion in total employee salaries
  • Over $500 million in state income taxes paid by hospital employees
  • $671 million in charity care services to New Jersey’s working poor and other uninsured residents.