Essentia Health Facts & Figures

For the year ending June 30, 2020

Statistics 

  • 13,284 total employees
    • 889 physicians
    • 1,165 advanced practitioners
    • 3,456 registered nurses & licensed practical nurses
    • 7,774 all other staff
  • 69 clinics
  • 13 hospitals
  • 6 long-term care facilities
  • 6 assisted and independent living facilities 
  • 5 ambulance services
  • 1 research & education institute
  • 1,623,898 clinic encounters 
  • 36,546 surgeries
  • 154,396 hospital emergency room visits 
  • 3,852 births
  • 486 hospital average daily census
  • 37,354 total discharges
  • 177,543 total patient days
  • 273,573 teaching hours for future med professionals (suspended student rotations April-June due to COVID-19)
  • 223,732 telehealth visits (includes Virtual Visits, E-visits and telemedicine encounters)

Financial Report 

Total revenue  $2.19 billion
Total expenses  $2.16 billion
Operating income   $27.1 million
Nonoperating income  -$43.1 million 
Excess of revenue over expenses -$15.9 million 

Community Benefits 

Cost of providing charity care $28.6 million
Costs in excess of Medicaid payments $69.1 million
Medicaid surcharge & MNCare tax $28.0 million
Community services $3.4 million
Education and workforce development $4.3 million
Research $1.3 million

Total cost of community benefits as defined by the Catholic Health Association (CHA)

$134.7 million

Cost of CHA community benefits as a percent of actual operating expenses 

6.2%
Costs in excess of Medicare payments $150.7 million
Other care provided without compensation (bad debt)  $16.8 million
Discounts offered to uninsured patients  $9.3 million
Taxes and fees $5.0 million 
Total value of community contributions $316.5 million

Total value of community contributions as a percentage of operating expenses 

14.7%