When people choose our nonprofit health system for care, the benefit goes not to a group of shareholders, but to our local communities in the form of new facilities and services, expanded access to care and programs that improve overall health and wellbeing.
The Georgia Hospital Association, using 2017 data — the most recent available — has characterized the economic impact of Tanner Health System as:
- Contributing more than $946.7 million in revenue to the local economy
- Incurring more than $40 million in uncompensated costs to provide indigent care, charity care, other free care and bad debt expenses to the residents in the system’s service area
- Creating 8,861 full-time jobs in west Georgia; and the Alabama Hospital Association reports another 221 full-time jobs created in east Alabama for a total of more than 9,000 full-time jobs
Like all hospitals, Tanner Health System faces financial obstacles including declining reimbursements, losses treating Medicaid and uninsured patients. Despite these pressures, Tanner Health System continues to thrive – enabling continued reinvestment in our charitable mission.
Click here to view liabilities and net assets as of June 30, 2018, for Tanner Health System, which includes Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton, Tanner Medical Center/Villa Rica, Higgins General Hospital, Tanner Medical Group, Tanner Medical Center/East Alabama and the Tanner Foundation.