Ashtabula County Medical Center | ACMC Pulse | Winter 2019

2 ACMC Pulse  • Welcome WHEN SOMEONE ASKS ME what makes Ashtabula County Medical Center different from other healthcare facilities, I quickly point to our commitment to local communities. Many people know we are the largest private employer in the county. Even so, the magnitude of what ACMC Healthcare System provides for payroll, taxes and contractor services is more significant than most can even imagine. I am proud to say that we put hundreds of millions of dollars back into our communities. Here are just a few examples: Payroll Our payroll for more than 1,500 caregivers and contracted labor is almost $104 million this year. That includes nearly 1,000 caregivers at ACMC and our Family Health Centers in Ashtabula, Conneaut, Geneva and Jefferson. It also includes employees at ACMC Regional Home Health in Ashtabula and in Glenbeigh, with offices in Rock Creek, Beachwood, Canton, Erie, Niles, Rocky River and Toledo. Payroll taxes For the city of Ashtabula alone, we contributed $1.2 million this year. For school, city and village tax in Conneaut, Geneva and Jefferson, we contributed $120,000. Athletic training services ACMC provides athletic trainers to several schools in Ashtabula County. Because ACMC provides these services at no charge, schools save up to $80,000 per year. Edgewood’s Athletic Director, Steve Kray, said athletic training services provided by ACMC are a vital part of the school’s sports programs. “The confidence in knowing that we have a knowledgeable and experienced trainer at every contest and practice allows me to rest a bit easier as an athletic director,” said Kray. “Thank you to ACMC for providing us with such a dedicated person to help manage and care for our student athletes during their respective sports seasons.” Giving back to our community I made a promise to community leaders that ACMC would remain focused on making it easier for people to stay close to home for their healthcare. —Michael Habowski, President and CEO ACMC Healthcare System Charity care As the only full-service hospital in Ashtabula County with Family Health Centers in Ashtabula, Conneaut, Geneva and Jefferson, we strive each day to live out our mission statement: ACMC provides quality healthcare to positively impact the health of our community. We provide healthcare knowing that we might never be paid for that care. In the past year, we have provided $4.7 million in charity care. Construction projects, 2018–19 Over the past two years, ACMC completed several renovations or expansion projects, including the massive renovation of the former Ashtabula Plaza. Renamed the ACMC Health & Wellness Plaza, the facility encompasses Ashtabula Renal Care Group, Cleveland Dental Institute, ACMC Regional Home Health, several other ACMC departments, Ashtabula Family Health Center, Premiere Fitness and more. The total cost of construction for this two-year period was approximately $6.5 million (which also includes renovations inside ACMC’s main campus building). We hire local contractors, meaning even more payroll dollars stay in local communities. As you can see from these few examples, our community impact spreads far beyond the walls of ACMC. In the end, we’re trying to be good stewards of the money we receive. I made a promise to community leaders that ACMC would remain focused on making it easier for people to stay close to home for their healthcare. The better we do that, the more we are able to contribute back to our local communities in ways that go beyond great healthcare. ABOVE AND BEYOND GREAT HEALTHCARE