Economic Impact Study - CHI Health, Nebraska (NE) - Southwest Iowa (IA)

CHI Health and Creighton University’s medical, dental and other health sciences schools have a significant and positive impact on the Iowa and Nebraska counties in which CHI Health operates.

A. The fiscal year 2013 impact for CHI Health and affiliated Creighton University health sciences schools:

  • The overall economic impact was $1.2 billion.

The top five impacted industries:

  • Health and social services with $554.0 million
  • Educational services with $132.3 million
  • Real estate and rental with $92.5 million
  • Finance and insurance with $77.6 million
  • Construction with $59.1 million

Labor income generated $488.2 million

The top five impacted industries:

  • Health and social services with $218.9 million
  • Educational services with $81.4 million
  • Finance and insurance with $22.4 million
  • Construction with $24.3 million
  • Professional, scientific and technical services with $21.2 million

Spillover jobs supported totaled 9,326.11

The top five impacted industries:

  • Health and social services with 4,061.
  • Educational services with 901.
  • Retail trade with 616.
  • Real estate and rental with 526.
  • Administrative and waste services with 507.

Executive Summary

The average yearly wages created was $52,350 which was more than $15,000 above the wages per job of $36,743 in the Iowa counties with CHI Health facilities and nearly $6,000 more than the $46,630 in wages for the Nebraska counties with CHI Health facilities. 

  • The average yearly wages created for Nebraska and Iowa was $52,350, which is more than $15,000 above the wages per job of $36,743 in the Iowa counties with CHI facilities and nearly $6,000 more than the $46,630 in wages for the Nebraska counties.
  • Taxes, income per job and charitable care for fiscal year 2013:

o Operations and capital expenditure generated an estimated $34.7 million in state and local income, sales and property tax

o Charitable care was $114.1 million while uncompensated care amounted to $95.9 million

1. For CHI Health (excluding Creighton University health sciences schools)

  • The overall economic impact was $972.6 million

The top five impacted industries:

  • Health and social services with $539.5 million
  • Real estate and rental with $69.6 million
  • Finance and insurance with $62.0 million
  • Construction with $57.6 million
  • Wholesale trade with $34.5 million

    Labor income totaled $365.0 million

The top five impacted industries:

  • Health and social services with $211.1 million
  • Construction with $23.5 million
  • Wholesale trade with $19.4 million
  • Finance and Insurance with $17.6 million
  • Professional, scientific and technical services with $16.3 million

    Spillover jobs supported totaled 7,519.

The top five impacted industries:

  • Health and social services with 3,922.
  • Retail trade with 479.
  • Administrative and waste services with 438.
  • Construction with 407.
  • Real estate and rental with 403.
  • The average yearly income per job was $48,537.

Executive Summary

Operations and capital expenditure generated an estimated $34.7 million in state and local income, sales and property taxes.

2. For affiliated Creighton University health sciences schools for fiscal year 2013 (excluding CHI Health):

  • The overall economic impact was $255.7 million

The top five impacted industries:

  • Educational services with $128.4 million
  • Real estate and rental with $22.9 million
  • Finance and insurance with $15.6 million
  • Health and social services with $14.5 million
  • Government enterprises with $12.4 million

    Labor income totaled $123.2 million

The top five impacted industries:

  • Educational services with $79.5 million
  • Health and social services with $7.8 million
  • Professional, scientific and technical services
  • with $5.0 million
  • Finance and insurance with $4.8 million
  • Government enterprises with $4.2 million

    Spillover jobs supported totaled 1,807.

The top five impacted industries:

  • Educational services with 851.
  • Health and social services with 140.
  • Retail trade with 137.
  • Real estate and rental with 122.
  • Accommodation and food services with 100.

    The average yearly income per job supported was $68,219.

3. For Nebraska:

The fiscal year 2013 impact for CHI Health and affiliated Creighton University health sciences schools was:

  • The overall economic impact was $1.16 billion.

The top five impacted industries:

  • Health and social services with $516.2 million
  • Educational services with $132.1 million
  • Real estate and rental with $86.6 million
  • Finance and insurance with $74.7 million 
  • Construction with $52.7 million.

    Labor income totaled $465.1 million.

The top five impacted industries:

  • Health and social services with $205.2 million.
  • Educational services with $81.3 million.
  • Construction with $22.0 million.
  • Finance and insurance with $21.8 million.
  • Wholesale trade with $21.5 million.

    Spillover jobs supported totaled 8,774.

The top five impacted industries:

  • Health and social services with 3,797
  • Educational services with 897.
  • Retail trade with 564.
  • Real estate and rental with 500.
  • Administrative and waste services with 478.

• Operations and capital expenditure generated an estimated $33.0 million in state and local income, sales and property tax.

• Yearly labor income per job due to CHI Health and Creighton University health sciences schools was $53,010, almost $7,000 higher for fiscal year 2013 than the region’s average of $46,330 for all jobs.

  • Charitable care totaled $95.5 million while uncompensated care amounted to $76.9 million.

4. For Iowa:

The fiscal year 2013 impact for CHI Health and affiliated Creighton University health sciences schools was:

  • The overall economic impact was $70.2 million.

The top five impacted industries:

  • Health and social services with $37.8 million.
  • Construction with $6.5 million.
  • Real estate with $5.9 million.
  • Finance and insurance with $2.9 million.
  • Retail trade with $2.9 million.

    Labor income totaled $23.1 million.

The top five impacted industries:

  • Health and social services with $13.7 million.
  • Construction with $2.2 million.
  • Retail trade with $1.3 million.
  • Finance and insurance with $0.6 million.
  • Professional, scientific and technical services with $0.6.

    Spillover jobs supported totaled 551.

The top five impacted industries:

  • Health and social services with 264.
  • Retail trade with 52.
  • Construction with 51.
  • Accommodation and food services with 34.
  • Administrative and waste services with 28.
    • Operations and capital expenditure generated an estimated $1.7 million in state and local income, sales and property tax.
    • Yearly labor income per job due to CHI Health and Creighton University health sciences schools was $41,846, more than $5,000 higher for fiscal year 2013 than the region’s average of $36,743 for Iowa jobs.
    • Charitable care was $18.6 million while uncompensated care amounted to $19.0 million.

Executive Summary

  • Average yearly income for Iowa jobs supported was $41,846.

1. For the expansion of CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center

As a portion of total impact, the impact for expansion of CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center to serve as the academic medical center during the construction period will be:

  • An overall economic impact of $253.2 million.

The top five impacted industries will be:

  • Construction with $146.0 million.
  • Professional, scientific and technical services with $15.9 million.
  • Finance and insurance with $15.3 million.
  • Real estate with $12.5 million.
  • Health and social services with $11.8 million.

    Labor income of $99.0 million.

The top five impacted industries:

  • Construction with $57.2 million.
  • Professional, scientific and technical services with $9.2 million.
  • Health and social services with $6.4 million.
  • Finance and insurance with $4.6 million.
  • Retail trade with $3.6 million.

    Spillover jobs supported will total 1,778.

The top five impacted industries:

  • Construction with 943.
  • Retail trade with 121.
  • Health and social services with 114.
  • Professional, scientific and technical services with 112.
  • Finance and insurance with 77.
  • Yearly labor income per job due to the expansion of CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center  was $55, 695, nearly $20,000 higher for fiscal year 2013 than the region’s average of $36,743 for all Iowa jobs, and almost $10,000 higher than the region’s average of $46,330 for Nebraska jobs.

Executive Summary

Expansion will result in a total impact of $253.2 million, and will support 1,778 jobs with an average yearly income of $55,695, exceeding the region’s average for Nebraska by nearly $10,000 and for Iowa by almost $20,000.

2. For the construction of the ambulatory care center at Creighton University

As a portion of total impact, the impact for construction of the ambulatory care center on the Creighton University campus during the construction period will be:

  • An overall economic impact of $61.1 million.

The top five impacted industries will be:

  • Construction with $35.2 million.
  • Professional, scientific and technical services with $3.8 million.
  • Finance and insurance with $3.7 million.
  • Real estate with $3.0 million.
  • Health and social services with $2.8 million.

    Labor income of $23.9 million.

The top five impacted industries will be:

  • Construction with $13.8 million.
  • Professional, scientific and technical services with $2.2 million.
  • Health and social services with $1.5 million.
  • Finance and insurance with $1.1 million.
  • Retail trade with $0.9 million.

    Spillover jobs supported will total 426.

The top five impacted industries will be:

  • Construction with 228.
  • Retail trade with 29.
  • Health and social services with 27.
  • Professional, scientific and technical services with 27.
  • Accomodations and food services with 19.
  • Yearly labor income per job due to construction of the ambulatory care center was $56,090, nearly $20,000 higher for fiscal year 2013 than the region’s average of $36,743 for all Iowa jobs, and almost $10,000 higher than the region’s average of $46,330 for all Nebraska jobs.