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Technical Assistance Report Abstract

The Economic Impact of Sinai Samaritan Medical Center, May 1, 1996, by Marc Levine and Emily Van Dunk

Abstract

Sinai Samaritan Medical Center had a direct impact in 1995--measured by the wages paid its employees, its purchases from local vendors, and spending by out-of-town hospital visitors--of $54.8 million in the City of Milwaukee and $90.9 million in Milwaukee County as a whole.

The total impact of Sinai Samaritan's operating and capital expenditures in 1995--including indirect and induced effects--was $173.1 million for Milwaukee County as a whole, and in excess of $100 million within the City of Milwaukee.

Sinai Samaritan Medical Center generated over 4,800 jobs in the Milwaukee region in 1995, through direct, indirect, and induced impacts of operating and capital expenditures.

Of Sinai Samaritan employees, 76 percent reside in Milwaukee County. Almost half of these employees live in the City of Milwaukee.

Of the "entry level" jobs provided by Sinai Samaritan, 58 percent are held by residents of the City of Milwaukee; 11 percent are held by residents of the neighborhoods around the medical center.

Sinai Samaritan is an important part of Milwaukee's export base. The total direct, indirect, and induced impact of revenue derived from services and products provided to out-of-area patients was $14.8 million in 1995 for the City of Milwaukee.

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