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Gundersen St. Joseph's is responsible for over $38 million a year in local economic activity. This includes salaries paid to employees and expenses paid to local businesses for goods and services.
Gundersen St. Joseph's provides care regardless of a patient's ability to pay. As a result, Gundersen St. Joseph's has provided $1.4 million in discounts through its financial assistance program in the last five years.
Due to Gundersen St. Joseph's economic impact, more jobs are available within the community. In 2017, Gundersen St. Joseph's was responsible for a further 207 jobs due to local goods and services purchased by the organization.
The Wisconsin Hospital Association reported in 2016 that Gundersen St. Joseph's provided $1.2 million in total community benefits, including free and subsidized health care services, in-kind and cash donations.
Gundersen St. Joseph's is one of the largest employers in the region with over 200 full-time and part-time staff. Over 60 percent of employees live in the communities of Hillsboro, Elroy, Wonewoc, Union Center, Kendall, Wilton and La Valle.
In 2017, Gundersen St. Joseph's was responsible for $16M in labor income from over 400 direct and indirect jobs.
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