"Try" is not in TriHealth's vocabulary when it comes to providing health care to the trifecta of Cincinnati, northern Kentucky, and southeastern Indiana. TriHealth's Bethesda North Hospital has 360 adult and 60 newborn beds and provides a range of care including advanced services such as trauma and emergency services. Its other acute care facility, Good Samaritan Hospital, is home to 460 adult and 130 newborn beds. TriHealth also operates a vast network of outpatient care centers and performs medical research. The not-for-profit organization is affiliated with Catholic Health Initiatives. TriHealth was formed in 1995 through the merger of Bethesda North Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospital of Cincinnati.
The health system's ambulatory network provides services through more than 50 other locations including specialty outpatient centers, physician groups, and home and hospice care. Some of its centers are Bethesda Medical at Arrow Springs, Good Samaritan Medical Center at Western Ridge, and Good Samaritan Outpatient Center at Glenway.
TriHealth partners with the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine to provide undergraduate and graduate medical education programs. It offers graduate/residency programs in family practice, internal medicine, OB-GYN, and general surgery. TriHealth offers fellowships in vascular surgery, female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, and robotic-assisted cardiovascular surgery, to name some but not all.
Its research initiatives are conducted through the TriHealth Hatton Institute. The institute regularly conducts clinical trials in areas such as abdominal surgery in the elderly, advanced melanoma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and fetal lung maturation.
TriHealth Corporate Health provides employers with a range of services designed to increase productivity and cut down on health care costs. Services include occupational health and medicine, worksite wellness and fitness, employee assistance programs, disability and case management, executive health, and consulting and data analytics.
In late 2010, TriHealth adopted the increasingly popular Patient-Centered Medical Home model for its nearly 30 primary care practices. The Medical Home model of care is designed to provide for a continuum of care and to reduce health care costs, which is why it is being adopted by health systems across the nation at a rapid rate. It unites all of a patient's caregivers in a single team to improve coordination and integration of care.
Key to the Medical Home model is the use of an electronic health record (EHR) to facilitate sharing of patient data between physicians and practices. By creating one record for each patient that can follow the patient electronically from provider to provider, the opportunity for medical errors and redundant care is greatly reduced. The effort to adopt the model across all of its facilities will take TriHealth about two years and is being funded, in part, by a $6 million grant from Bethesda Inc., a co-sponsor of TriHealth. – less