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Archbold Memorial Hospital Boosts Local Economy

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Archbold Memorial Hospital Boosts Local Economy

Archbold generated more than $790 million for the local and state economy in 2021, according to a recently released Georgia Hospital Association report. The report found that Archbold Memorial Hospital, the system’s flagship hospital, contributed more than $625 million to the regional economy in the same period. The yearly report uses U.S. Department of Commerce analysis to measure the ripple effect of direct hospital expenditures in other sectors of the economy.

“While our primary mission will always be to provide access to high-quality healthcare and cutting-edge technologies, we are proud of Archbold’s significant positive impact on the economy of South Georgia,” said Darcy Craven, Archbold President and CEO.

According to the report, Archbold provided more than $40 million in uncompensated care for patients in the region, of which more than $26 million was provided by Archbold Memorial Hospital. The four-hospital system currently employs more than 2,300 people full-time. Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville employs about 1,600 people full-time. According to the report, a U.S. Department of Commerce multiplier reveals that a total of 7,163 jobs are supported in the region due to the economic activity of Archbold.

Archbold is a significant component of the region’s economic strength. According to the GHA report, for every Archbold employee, there is more than one supporting job created throughout the region and state. In addition, the funds the organization spends on goods and services flow from the hospital to businesses, and those funds ripple through the local economy.

“Preserving access to healthcare is extremely important in communities of all sizes, especially rural communities,” said Craven. “A strong hospital not only meets the healthcare needs of residents but also attracts industries and businesses to the area.”

Archbold Memorial Hospital has been a pillar of the region for nearly a century, helping patients through medical emergencies and everyday healthcare needs. From state-of-the-art cancer treatment to dependable primary care, Archbold strives to serve area residents at all stages of life.

“Archbold is committed to providing high-quality, patient-focused healthcare,” said Craven. “And we are proud to support such a wonderful community.”