By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen
Eastside Medical Center generates over $371 million for local and state economy

Snellville -  In 2014, Eastside Medical Center in Snellville generated more than $371.5 million in revenue for the local and state economy, according to a recent report by the Georgia Hospital Association, the state’s largest hospital trade association. The report also found that, during the same time period, Eastside provided approximately $18.5 million in uncompensated care while sustaining more than 2,734 full-time jobs throughout Snellville and the rest of the state. 

The report revealed that Eastside had direct expenditures of more than $162.6 million in 2014. When combined with an economic multiplier developed by the United States Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis, the total economic impact of those expenditures was more than $371.5 million. This output multiplier considers the “ripple” effect of direct hospital expenditures on other sectors of the economy, such as medical supplies, durable medical equipment and pharmaceuticals. Economic multipliers are used to model the resulting impact of a change in one industry on the “circular flow” of spending within an economy as a whole.

“While Eastside Medical Center is well known for its role in meeting the healthcare needs of the residents of Snellville and surrounding communities, it also plays an integral role in protecting our area’s economic health,” said Trent Lind, CEO of Eastside. “We are so appreciative of Gwinnett County’s unwavering support of their local hospital and will continue to work hard to ensure that the residents of this area have access to the best and safest healthcare services available.”

Learn more about career opportunities and services provided at Eastside Medical Center by visiting EastsideMedical.com.

Eastside Medical Center is a 310-bed, multi-campus medical center serving patients in Gwinnett and surrounding counties for more than 35 years. Nationally recognized for patient safety, Eastside’s comprehensive medical and surgical programs include heart and vascular, neurosciences, cancer, orthopedics, rehabilitation, sleep medicine, women’s services, spine and wellness center, wound care clinic, center for weight loss, behavioral health and 24-hour emergency care. Eastside Medical Group provides primary care for patients of all ages in several community office locations. The Eastside Medical Center main campus is located at 1700 Medical Way in Snellville; the South Campus for Behavioral Health and Inpatient Rehabilitation is located at 2160 Fountain Drive in Snellville; the Loganville Digital Imaging Center is located at 3445 Georgia 81 in Loganville; and the Breast Imaging & Diagnostic Center is located at 1700 Tree Lane in Snellville.