Holy Family Hospital Reports $1.3 million in Local Taxes

Holy Family Hospital, Haverhill campus. (WHAV News file photograph.)

Holy Family’s Haverhill campus, 140 Lincoln Ave.

Holy Family Hospital reported this week it paid more than $1.3 million in combined taxes to Methuen and Haverhill during 2015, making it one of the largest private taxpayers in each city.

The hospital, part of Steward Health Care, says the taxes are equivalent to the average combined annual salaries of approximately five teachers, six police officers and seven firefighters. Steward also remains the largest employers in Methuen and Haverhill, employing a total of 1,760 between its two campuses.

“As a private hospital, Holy Family provides not only first-class care to local residents, it also provides a significant source of revenue to both Methuen and Haverhill, which contributes to each community’s overall quality of life,” said Joseph Roach, president of Holy Family Hospital. “Unlike many of the Boston-based hospitals that do not pay property taxes, as part of the Steward Health Care system, Holy Family provides millions in tax dollars locally.”

Steward spent an additional $1.9 million in 2015 on community benefits programs for Methuen and Haverhill residents, including its Diabetes and Obesity Care Management, and Cancer Awareness and Early Detection programs.