Essentia Health Facts & Figures

For the year ending June 30, 2019

Statistics 

  • 14,617 total employees
    • 951 physicians
    • 1,149 advanced practitioners
    • 3,601 registered nurses & licensed practical nurses
    • 8,916 all other staff
  • 74 clinics
  • 15 hospitals
  • 7 long-term care facilities
  • 6 assisted and independent living facilities 
  • 5 ambulance services
  • 1 research & education institute
  • 1,740,310 clinic encounters 
  • 39,727 surgeries
  • 164,258 hospital emergency room visits 
  • 4,008 births
  • 519 hospital average daily census
  • 41,454 total discharges
  • 189,194 total patient days
  • 404,460 teaching hours for future med professionals
  • 15,534 telehealth visits 

Financial Report 

Total revenue  $2.17 billion
Total expenses  $2.11 billion
Operating income   $53.5 million
Nonoperating income  $44.8 million 
Excess of revenue over expenses $98.3 million 

Community Benefits 

Cost of providing charity care $19.2 million
Costs in excess of Medicaid payments $68.7 million
Medicaid surcharge & MNCare tax $28.2 million
Community services $5.0 million
Education and workforce development $5.3 million
Research $1.6 million
Cash and in-kind donations $133,000

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

$128.2 million

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

6.1%
Costs in excess of Medicare payments $148.2 million
Other care provided without compensation (bad debt)  $24.9 million
Discounts offered to uninsured patients  $9.0 million
Taxes and fees $6.1 million 
Total value of community contributions $316.4 million

Total value of community contributions as a percentage of operating expenses 

15.0%