Bethesda and Good Samaritan Hospital joined together to form TriHealth in 1995, bringing together two of Cincinnati’s finest health care organizations. Through these two acute care hospitals and more than 80 locations, TriHealth provides a wide range of clinical, educational, preventive and social programs. TriHealth's non-hospital services include physician practice management, fitness centers and fitness center management, occupational health centers, home health and hospice care.
Policies and Conditions
Facts and Figures
TriHealth is the integrated health care system that formed as a partnership between Good Samaritan Hospital and Bethesda Hospital, Inc. TriHealth is a full-service, not-for-profit health system that provides a wide range of clinical, educational, preventive and social programs.
TriHealth at a Glance
- Established in 1995 as an operating company for a hospital system
- One of the top integrated health systems in Greater Cincinnati
- 5th largest employer in the region with approximately 10,000 employees
Major affiliate of undergraduate medical education with the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
- Graduate medical education/residency programs in: Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and General Surgery
- Fellowships in: Vascular Surgery, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Family Medicine/Sports Medicine, Robotic-Assisted Cardiovascular Surgery, Family Medicine/Sleep Medicine
Employed Primary Care Physicians and Employed Specialists
- Hospice of Cincinnati (Locations in Anderson, Blue Ash, Hamilton and Western Hills, as well as in-home services)
Fitness and Wellness Services
To improve the health status of the people we serve.
To be the place where people want to work, where physicians want to practice, and most importantly, where the community wants to go when they need the best quality, service, safety and value in health care.
Revenue and Community Outreach Expenditures
Total Net Revenue
Approximately $1.297 billion
Total Net Revenue numbers reflect fiscal year 2011 (July 2010 – June 2011)
Community Outreach Expenditures
Total : $73,184,551
- Medical Education and Research: $16,812,196
- Cash and in-kind subsidized health services, and community building: $9,458,624
- Traditional charity care: $29,742,648
- Unpaid cost of public programs: $17,171,083
Community Outreach Expenditures reflect fiscal year 2010 (July 2009 – June 2010)
Recognition and Awards
Among the Top in Patient Care
The American Medical Group Association (AMGA) has named TriHealth one of the three honorees of the 2012 AMGA Acclaim Award, given annually to medical groups for quality improvement in patient care. Practices sharing this award include: Group Health, Queen City Physicians, Health First Physicians and other TriHealth Physician Partners.
Among the Top Employers in the Country
TriHealth has been ranked in AARP's list of the Best Employers for Workers 50+ three times, most recently in 2011; the National Association for Female Executives ranked TriHealth among the 2010 Top Ten Nonprofit Companies for Executive Women; Working Mother Magazine ranked TriHealth among the 2010 Working Mother 100 Best Companies; Cincinnati Business Courier ranked TriHealth among the 2010 Best Places to Work in Greater Cincinnati.
Among the Most Integrated Health Systems in the Country
For 13 of the past 14 years, TriHealth has achieved national ranking among the Top 100 Integrated Healthcare Networks.
Among the Top Heart Hospitals in the Country
TriHealth’s hospitals (Bethesda North and Good Samaritan) are the only two Cincinnati hospitals to be ranked nationally among the 100 Top Hospitals on the 2009 Cardiovascular Benchmarks for Success list released by Thomson Reuters
Among the Top Hospitals in the Country for Diabetes and Endocrinology Care
Good Samaritan was ranked #42 in the country by U.S. News and World Report for Diabetes and Endocrinology Care (2010 list).
National Distinction for Breast Care
In the first half of 2010, the Mary Jo Cropper Family Center for Breast Care at Bethesda North became the first in the region and sixth in the state of Ohio to be accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, which is a program administered by the American College of Surgeons.
Nationally Recognized for Quality
Good Samaritan Hospital received the 2009 Premier Award for Quality (AFQ) from the Premier Healthcare Alliance.
Leading the Way for Patient-Centered Medical Homes
Multiple TriHealth-employed primary care physician practices are among the first to be recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for achieving the highest status attainable, Level III, for Physician Practice Connections Patient Centered Medical Home.
Top-Scoring Certified Medical Fitness Center in the Country
In 2007, the TriHealth Fitness & Health Pavilion became the first fitness facility of its size category ever to be accredited by the Medical Fitness Association. In 2010, upon review for re-certification, the Pavilion became the first fitness facility in the country to receive a perfect score.
Nationally Recognized for Forward-Thinking Medical Education
TriHealth is one of only 34 hospitals/health systems selected to participate in the first national and multi-institutional effort to focus on the alignment of graduate medical education with hospital and safety strategies, sponsored by the Alliance of Independent Academic Medical Centers.
Service to the Community
- Invested more than $67 million in community outreach in fiscal year 2009
- As the health system with the #1 baby hospital in Ohio (Good Samaritan), we are partnering with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, other health care providers and community organizations to reduce the rate of infant mortality and premature births
- As the health system with the #1 hospital in the region for heart attack care (Bethesda North), we are partnering with the American Heart Association and others to educate the community about the importance of CPR and overall heart health with a goal of positively impacting heart attack survivability in our region
Regional, National and Global Experts in Robotic-Assisted Surgery
Surgeons at TriHealth hospitals have performed thousands of robotic-assisted procedures since bringing the technology to the Greater Cincinnati region in 2003. With years of robotic-assisted surgery “firsts” and milestones in TriHealth’s history, a couple of recent national achievements include performing the first duo-surgeon cardiac robotic-assisted surgery in the United States (Good Samaritan Hospital, 2009) and sharing our expertise with other physicians by offering the country’s second Robotic-Assisted Cardiovascular Surgery Fellowship (July 2010).
Leaders in Using Electronic Medical Records and Medical Home Model to Improve Patient Care
Sparked by a $6 million, two-year grant from Bethesda Inc., TriHealth announced in December 2010 that it will adopt the Patient-Centered Medical Home model as the preferred model of care for its employed primary care practices. Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) are a critical component of this initiative. Through the use of integrated EMRs, TriHealth's employed physician practices have developed a Clinical Data Warehouse (CDW). The CDW enables the practices to generate on-demand reports about treatment recommendations, patient vital statistics and treatment compliance. Physicians and office staff can then use that data to improve health through simple action steps like check-up reminder calls or complex steps such as revising treatment programs and engaging needed specialists.
Raising the Bar on Breast Care
In August 2009, Bethesda North Hospital opened the doors to a new 47,755 square-foot outpatient imaging facility, which houses the Mary Jo Cropper Family Center for Breast Care at Bethesda North. The Breast Center is the first in the Greater Cincinnati area to achieve a three-year, full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), and it was only the sixth breast center in Ohio to earn the designation. Physicians at the Breast Center manage extensive clinical research projects and have created a panel of specialists that meets regularly to confer about tough cases. The Center is known for developing the region’s first Breast MRI Registry and for implementing forward-thinking, evidence-based advancements in breast care such as the use of Radioactive Seed Localization for more effective diagnosis and the use of Cryoablation technology to treat breast tumors.
Expanding Local Options for Clinical Trials
After a rigorous selection process, TriHealth’s Hatton Institute Clinical Trials Program has been selected to partner with the Quintiles Corporation. Hatton was chosen for its reputation and past work experience with the biopharmaceutical company. The partnership will expand access for TriHealth patients to participate in clinical trials and expand access for established investigators at TriHealth to conduct clinical trials.