Hospitals are largest employers in 16 states

Hospitals and health systems are among the largest employers in the U.S., according to a 24/7 Wall Street analysis cited by USA Today. Here are 16 states where hospitals are the largest employers, based on the most-recent employee counts examined by 24/7 Wall Street: 1. Alaska: Providence Health & Services (Renton, Wash.) 2. Arizona: Banner Health (Phoenix) 3. Connecticut: Yale New Haven Health System 4. Delaware: Christiana Care Health System (Newark) 5. Idaho: St. Luke's Health System (Boise) 6. Maine: MaineHealth (Portland) 7. Massachusetts: Partners Healthcare (Boston) 8. Minnesota: Mayo Clinic (Rochester) 9. North Dakota: Sanford Health (Sioux Falls, S.D.) 10. Oregon: Providence Health & Services 11. Pennsylvania: UPMC (Pittsburgh) 12. Rhode Island: Lifespan System of Hospitals (Providence) 13. South Dakota: Sanford Health Network 14. Utah: Intermountain Healthcare (Salt Lake City) 15. Vermont: The University of Vermont Medical Center (Burlington) 16. West Virginia: WVU Health (Morgantown)