Community Hospitals

Ensuring health care access for all Georgians

Community hospitals are vital to the delivery of emergency health care services to millions of Georgians annually across the state – large and small, urban and rural – and supports thousands of jobs and the economic viability of communities where they operate.

Currently, 13.9 percent of the total state population is uninsured, ranking Georgia the 3rd highest percentage of uninsured population. That is why our community hospital system is so important – they treat all patients, regardless of their insurance or ability to pay. And as other Georgia families see mounting insurance and prescription drug costs, our community hospitals are needed now more than ever.

Georgia community hospitals:

  • Provide $1.7 billion in uncompensated care
  • Are consistently ranked as some of the top hospitals in Georgia
  • Have 9 of the state’s 10 best trauma centers
  • Give $462 million for education for health professionals and over $137 in medial and health-related research
  • Provide nearly $1 billion in financial benefits to Georgia communities

To learn more, view our fact sheet here.

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