The two hospitals operating under the flag of Southeast Georgia Health System generated just under three quarters of a billion dollars in economic impact prior to the current decade, according to figures released by the Georgia Hospital Association.

The hospitals in Brunswick and St. Marys were responsible for nearly $750 million in impact in 2019. The figure is based on a formula used by the U.S. Department of Commerce to determine total impact. It includes the ripple effect of direct hospital expenditures on other sectors of the economy.

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