Kansas hospitals directly employ 81,931 people and support another 61,855 jobs in other sectors, according to a new report from the Kansas Hospital Association. This employment generates $7.2 billion in income and $2.2 billion in sales for the state's economy. "Hospitals and health services truly represent an economic anchor in our state," said KHA President and CEO Tom Bell. "â€¦While the estimates of economic impact are substantial, they are only a partial accounting of the benefits that health care in general, and community hospitals in particular, provide to the state." The report can be found at www.kha-net.org.