Report looks at impact of Douglas County Health Center

Mar 27, 2014

A new report shows the Douglas County Health Center generated $36 million in wages and salary in 2012.

That’s one finding in a report on the economic impact of the Health Center, released Tuesday. It was commissioned by the Douglas County Health Center Foundation and done by Creighton University economist Ernie Goss. Goss says the overall sales impact of the Health Center is $76 million.

"Approximately 33.9 or about 34 million dollars are spillover impacts, in other words not just the impacts for the healthcare industry, the long term health care industry, but for real estate, for banking, for other industries within the county of Douglas and the city of Omaha."

The report also shows Douglas County and Nebraska have fewer private companies providing long-term care than in neighboring states. Goss says that underscores the importance of a facility such as the Douglas County Health Center.