Impact

WHSC Administration Building

Quick Stats

Hospital Campuses 11
Outpatient Locations 130
Inpatient Beds 2,691
Physicians 3,673
Employees 33,456
Students + Trainees 5,848

COVID-19 Census

(for calendar year 2020)
Number of admittted COVID-19 7,423
Number of patients needing ICU care 1,973
Number of successfully discharged patients 6,833
Number of beds using during COVID-19 peaks 484
Number of frontline workers 3,896
Number of traveling health care workers that had to be brought in 1,207
Value of unreimbursed cased for COVID-19  under the HRSA uninsured program $56 million

Value to the Community

Emory’s Woodruff Health Sciences Center benefited the community in a variety of ways in FY2019–2020.
Cost of charity care provided by Emory Healthcare $130 million* 
Shortfall between Emory Helathcare's cost to provide care to Medicaid patients and reimbursement from Medicaid $110 million
Financial aid provided to students from tuition income $36 million
Emory Healthcare investment in WHSC teaching and research $102 million
WHSC investment in reserach unrecovered from sponsors $165 million
Unreimbursed care provided at Grady hospital  $29 million
Investment of Emory Medical Care Foundation services at Grady Hospital  $54 million
Other Community Benefits $51 million†
TOTAL $677 million

* In addition to providing charity care, Emory Healthcare conducts ongoing community health needs assessments (CHNAs) for its hospitals as part of its continued commitment to the health and well-being of community members. The reports assess the needs of the communities served by the hospitals using quantitative data and input from individuals representing the broad interest of the communities. Using the CHNAs, Emory Healthcare develops strategies to outline plans to address the identified health needs of the communities it serves. Through these strategies, Emory Healthcare strives to improve the overall health of communities while providing the best possible care to its patients.

This includes the following: Costs to Emory Healthcare for the Georgia provider tax, which supports the Medicaid budget and helps maintain payment levels for all Medicaid providers—$39.9 million Discounted/free prescription drug programs; programs and contracted services for indigent patients; in-kind donations to organizations such as MedShare; transportation services; flu shots; blood drives; subsidized continuing care, nursing home care, and home care; sponsorship of selected charity health awareness events; and educational programs for the public, future health professionals, and patients—$11.4 million

Based on expenditures of $5.8 billion in FY2019–2020, the WHSC has an estimated economic impact on the metro area of $11.4 billion.