TriHealth

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TriHealth, Inc.
Non-profit organization
Industry Health care
Founded Cincinnati, Ohio, United States (1995)
Headquarters Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Area served
North America
Key people
Mark C. Clement, President and CEO
Number of employees
11,000
Parent Catholic Health Initiatives and Bethesda, Inc. (sponsors)
Website www.trihealth.com
Footnotes / references
More [1]

TriHealth is a unified health system based in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States.[1] It was originally formed in 1995 to bring together physicians, Bethesda and Good Samaritan Hospitals and the community. The system now comprises four hospitals, Bethesda North, Good Samaritan, Bethesda Butler,[2] and TriHealth Evendale Hospital, and can be accessed through over 100 locations. TriHealth offers a broad range of services and programs, and has numerous physicians and specialists on staff. TriHealth's non-hospital services include physician practice management, fitness centers, occupational health centers, home health and hospice care.[3] TriHealth is one of the largest employers in greater Cincinnati with over 11,000 employees [4]

TriHealth is ranked as a top employer in the country,[5][6][7] and a top heart hospital.[8] Bethesda North and Good Samaritan hospitals are ranked among the top hospitals in Cincinnati, both with patient satisfaction scores significantly higher than the national average.[9] TriHealth Corporate is located at 619 Oak Street, Cincinnati, OH 45206

History[edit]

In 1995, the sponsors of Bethesda Hospital (founded in 1896) and Good Samaritan Hospital (founded in 1852) formed a partnership to become TriHealth. TriHealth was based on a partnership of physicians, hospitals and the community. The hospital has been recognized for top-rated maternity, cardiac, orthopedic and neurology services, among others.[citation needed] But combining two independent and highly regarded hospital systems had its challenges. A three-year self-assessment and change process helped TriHealth do that and more. A focus on controlling expenses and managing resources positioned the organization for growth.

By 2000, difficult decisions – such as closing Bethesda Oak Hospital – had come about. Yet, through it all, TriHealth retained 98 percent of the physicians from both Good Samaritan and Bethesda North, and nearly all of Oak's employees secured jobs within TriHealth. By this time, the rest of the organization began coming together as a team as well.

By 2005, this collaborative spirit began to bear fruit in the form of strategic plans that would shape TriHealth's future. The organization initiated the first stages of extensive renovations and expansion at both hospitals and opened Good Samaritan Western Ridge and Bethesda Arrow Springs, which brought medical care, including emergency departments, to where people live. TriHealth also more actively began adding primary care and specialty physician practices to its fold – all in an effort to improve quality, service and safety, and to create an even more seamless care experience for patients.

Today, Bethesda and Good Samaritan hospitals both have added new towers, which will ensure enough beds to care for patients through at least 2020. Additionally, the system now employs more than 500 physicians and has created six institutes for specialized, patient-centered care, further tying the organization together as a system.[10] In December 2015, John Prout, president and chief executive of TriHealth retired, leaving Mark Clement to succeed his duties beginning January 2016.[11]

TriHealth Institutes

  • TriHealth Cancer Institute

In The News[edit]

Just before the Thanksgiving holiday in 2012 TriHealth terminated workers who refused flu shots. [12] Despite personal concerns with the efficacy and potential dangers of flu shots employees who chose not to be vaccinated were given termination notices the day before the holiday. [13]

Research[edit]

The E. Kenneth Hatton MD Institute for Research and Education is the investigative arm of TriHealth. We direct research and education efforts through an active medical research program and a comprehensive academic program in graduate medical education. Hatton conducts clinical research projects and trials in the following medical specialties:

  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • Family Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nursing
  • OB/GYN
  • Oncology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Urogynecology
  • Vascular Surgery

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ritchie, James (March 21, 2008). "TriHealth grows as Health Alliance fights civil war". Business Courier of Cincinnati. Retrieved 2009-08-20. 
  2. ^ Levingston, Chelsey (2012-11-22). "TriHealth buys Butler County Medical Center". Dayton Daily News. Retrieved 6 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "TriHealth, other firms makes Working Mother's 'best' list". Business Courier of Cincinnati. September 25, 2007. Retrieved 2009-08-20. 
  4. ^ Smith, Jamie (March 31, 2011). "Top of the List: Tri-State Largest Employers". Cincinnati Business Courier. Retrieved 6 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "2011 Working Mother Top 10 Companies". Working Mother Magazine. September 15, 2011. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  6. ^ "Great Places to Work: TriHealth Inc.". AARP. September 2011. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  7. ^ "2011 NAFE Top Companies for Executive Women Non-Profits". National Association for Female Executives. February 10, 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  8. ^ "Thomson Reuters 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals". Thomsone Reuters. November 14, 2011. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  9. ^ "Best Hospitals in Ohio .". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved July 23, 2012. 
  10. ^ "History". cgha.com. Retrieved 23 March 2016. 
  11. ^ Saker, Anne. "TriHealth CEO Prout to retire". Cincinnati.com. Retrieved 23 March 2016. 
  12. ^ "TriHeath 150 employees for not getting flu shots". wlwt tv 15. November 22, 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-22. 
  13. ^ "TriHealth fires workers without flu shots". cincinnati com. November 24, 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-24. 

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