Medical center pumps $1 billion into local economy | GainesvilleTimes.com

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Medical center pumps $1 billion into local economy | GainesvilleTimes.com

Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s efforts to make a positive impact on the local economy have succeeded, according to a study by the Georgia Hospital Association.

The GHA, a nonprofit trade association, released a study that determined NGMC exceeded $1 billion in local economic revenue for the second consecutive year in 2011.

This association is the largest hospital trade resource in Georgia and serves more than 170 hospitals in the state. Its purpose is to promote the development of improvements in hospital care through information and education.

Kevin Bloye of the GHA said the association commends NGMC for its economic impact and contribution, which makes it stand above the rest. He said the over $1 billion of economic input is a plus for the area.

“It’s a significant number compared to the rest of the state,” Bloye said. “It’s probably in the top 10 percent, for sure, maybe even higher.”

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