Nemours Children∂s Hospital Advancing Orlando∂s Life Science and by xrh13975

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									Nemours Children s Hospital:
Advancing Orlando s Life Science and Economic Development
Summary
The Milken Institute economic impact study concludes that building a Nemours Children s
Hospital represents one strategic route to bring growth and prosperity to Orlando.
Orlando s Biotech and Economic Overview
·     Florida is one of the top states for biomedical technology business, attracting Scripps and
      Burnham Institute for Medical Research.
·     Although Orlando is quickly growing, it does not have comparable employment size to other
      major markets (benchmarked against Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Boston). Comparatively,
      the life sciences base is currently weak in Orlando.
·     In Orlando, the University of Central Florida (UCF) College of Medicine and Burnett College
      of Biomedical Sciences are expected to play anchoring positions in the life sciences R&D
      programs.
·     Since 1990, Orlando s wages have remained consistently lower than the national average.
·     Between 1981 and 2005, Orlando saw a net increase in number of workers, but no
      corresponding increase in wages distributed. This suggests slow development and growth of
      high-value industry sectors.
                   Orlando's Economic Background                                           Orlando's Economic Background
                        Indexed Growth, 1981 to 2005                                          Wage Comparison, 1981 to 2005

Percent (I=1981)                                                           Percent (I=1981)                                                US$Thousands
450         Real GDP           Wages per Worker                            260         Wages per Worker Indexed Growth (L)                            55
            Employment                                                                 Wage per Worker Indexed Growth (U.S.) (L)
400                                                                        240         Wage per Worker (Orlando) (R)
                                                                                       Wage per Worker (U.S.) (R)                                     46
                                                                           220
350
                                                                           200                                                                        37
300
                                                                           180
250                                                                                                                                                   28
                                                                           160
200                                                                        140
                                                                                                                                                      19
150                                                                        120

100                                                                        100                                                                        10
           83            87        91        95        99        03                   83           87        91        95        99         03
      81           85         89        93        97        01        05         81           85        89        93        97        01         05
      Sources: Economy.com                                                       Sources: Economy.com



Regional Economic Benefits of Proposed Hospital
The Milken Institute projects that the proposed hospital will trigger increased economic growth in
the metropolitan Orlando area.
·     During the construction phase alone, we project that 5,082 jobs will be created. Although
      some of these jobs might be temporary, we project that within five years of operation the
      hospital will have generated more than 2,600 jobs. We anticipate growth in the following
      sectors:
           · Construction                              · Professional, scientific and technical
           · Health care and social                        services
               assistance                              · Retail trade
           · Accommodation and food                    · Real estate
               services
·   We also predict overall increases in regional wages, from $50 million in the first year to
    $81 million after five years.
·   The hospital will increase Orlando s annual output from $191 million in the first year to
    $309 million by the fifth year.
·   Research shows that the presence of a specialty hospital in a region leads to higher profits
    among existing general hospitals and thus facilitates positive impact on a regional scale.
·   Patient satisfaction in specialty hospitals tends to be higher when general hospitals are in
    the market because competition promotes better-quality services.
·   Nemours addition brings external R&D expertise to the region, further enhancing Orlando s
    potential to become a regional life sciences cluster.

                                              Projected Economic Impact
                                 Employment, Output and Wages, 2010 to 2014
                         Thousands                                                           US$Millions
                         2.8         Cumulative Employment Impact (L)   Annual Output Impact (R)    340
                                     Annual Wage Impact (R)
                         2.6                                                                        291

                         2.4                                                                        243

                         2.2                                                                        194

                         2.0                                                                        146

                         1.8                                                                        97

                         1.6                                                                        49

                         1.4                                                                        0
                                  2010           2011          2012      2013           2014
                               Sources: BEA



Analysis of Nemours Past and Proposed Investment
·   Since 1980, Nemours has invested $547 million in providing pediatric health care in Florida,
    with pediatric clinics in Orlando, Pensacola and Jacksonville.
·   Nemours plans to invest $258 million in the construction of a children s hospital, including
    neonatal intensive care units and such pediatric specialties as pediatric rheumatology,
    allergies/immunology and dermatology, which do not exist at current area hospitals.
·   Nemours has achieved national recognition for its use of medical informatics       technology
    that promotes the efficient use of electronic records and the ability to monitor chronically ill
    children at home. A tactical operations center, not unlike that in the military, manages
    communications, information, computing and multimedia.

Summary of Nemours University and Life Science Affiliations
With its longstanding history of research, university teaching affiliations and clinical trials,
Nemours is expected to help anchor the region s life sciences development.
· We anticipate that the Nemours Children s Hospital would provide specialized faculty in
   pediatrics to the newly approved College of Medicine at the University of Central Florida,
   which has announced plans to produce 120 graduates per year. We anticipate that the
   hospital would benefit in turn by a steady pool of medical school graduates.
· We also would expect to see collaboration with Florida Hospital, the Orlando Regional
   Healthcare System and the Arnold Palmer and Winnie Palmer Hospitals.
· The children's hospital would be expected combine expertise with the Burnham Institute for
   Medical Research, a Veteran's Administration hospital and a University of Florida research
   facility.

								
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