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Mission, Vision, and Capacity of Place-Based Safety Net Hospitals: Leveraging the Power of Anchors to Strengthen Local Economies and Communities
Journal of Community Practice
  • Ziona Austrian, Cleveland State University
  • Serena Alexander
  • Merissa Piazza, Cleveland State University
  • Candi Clouse, Cleveland State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
12-1-2015
Abstract
This article sheds light on the scope and magnitude of community and economic impacts of urban safety net hospitals. It presents a framework for assessing these contributions, and utilizes the proposed framework to analyze the case of MetroHealth System in Cleveland, Ohio. We found that through its 3-faceted functions of clinical care, academics, and research, the hospital employs a large number of workers, purchases substantial amounts of goods and services in the local and regional marketplace, generates new knowledge, invests in human capital, anchors the neighborhood by its land and capital investments, and participates in developing a community vision.
DOI
10.1080/10705422.2015.1091416
Citation Information
Austrian, Z., Alexander, S. E., Piazza, M. C., & Clouse, C. (2015). Mission, Vision, and Capacity of Place-Based Safety Net Hospitals: Leveraging the Power of Anchors to Strengthen Local Economies and Communities. Journal of Community Practice, 23(3-4), 348-366.