Essentia Health Facts & Figures

For the year ending June 30, 2018

Statistics 

  • 14,418 total employees
    • 937 physicians
    • 1,094 advanced practitioners
    • 4,139 registered nurses & licensed practical nurses
    • 8,248 all other staff
  • 75 clinics
  • 15 hospitals
  • 7 long-term care facilities
  • 6 assisted and independent living facilities 
  • 5 ambulance services
  • 1 research & education institute
  • 1,734,655 clinic encounters 
  • 40,391 surgeries
  • 167,469 hospital emergency room visits 
  • 4,098 births
  • 509 hospital average daily census
  • 41,584 total discharges
  • 185,724 total patient days
  • 417,131 teaching hours for future med professionals
  • 4,697 telehealth visits 

Financial Report 

Total revenue  $2.07 billion
Total expenses  $2.06 billion
Operating income   $11.0 million
Nonoperating income  $90.2 million 
Excess of revenue over expenses $101.2 million 

Community Benefits 

Cost of providing charity care $17.7 million
Costs in excess of Medicaid payments $81.4 million
Medicaid surcharge & MNCare tax $25.2 million
Community services $4.7 million
Education and workforce development $6.0 million
Research $1.4 million
Cash and in-kind donations $525,000

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

$136.9 million

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

6.7%
Costs in excess of Medicare payments $177.6 million
Other care provided without compensation (bad debt)  $14.7 million
Discounts offered to uninsured patients  $15.4 million
Taxes and fees $5.8 million 
Total value of community contributions $350.4 million

Total value of community contributions as a percentage of operating expenses 

17.1%