Essentia Health Facts & Figures

For the year ending June 30, 2021

Statistics 

  • 14,043 total employees
    • 907 physicians
    • 1,218 advanced practitioners
    • 3,746 registered nurses & licensed practical nurses
    • 8,172 all other staff
  • 70 clinics
  • 14 hospitals
  • 6 long-term care facilities
  • 6 assisted and independent living facilities
  • 6 ambulance services
  • 1 research & education institute
  • 1,608,866 clinic encounters
  • 41,829 surgeries
  • 142,883 hospital emergency room visits
  • 3,766 births
  • 527 hospital average daily census
  • 36,710 total discharges
  • 192,387 total patient days
  • 430,560 teaching hours for future med professionals (suspended student rotations July-August 2020 due to COVID-19)
  • 342,189 telehealth visits (includes Virtual Visits, E-visits and telemedicine encounters)

Financial Report 

Total revenue  $2.45 billion
Total expenses  $2.28 billion
Operating income   $168.3 million
Nonoperating income  $262.7 million 
Excess of revenue over expenses $430.9 million 

Community Benefits 

Cost of providing charity care $10.1 million
Costs in excess of Medicaid payments $87.3 million
Medicaid surcharge & MNCare tax $29.5 million
Community services $4.5 million
Education and workforce development $4.1 million
Research $1.4 million

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

$136.7 million

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

6.0%
Costs in excess of Medicare payments $143.1 million
Other care provided without compensation (bad debt)  $26.0 million
Discounts offered to uninsured patients  $7.6 million
Taxes and fees $5.1 million 
Total value of community contributions $318.5 million

Total value of community contributions as a percentage of operating expenses 

13.9%

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