Achievements

Continually working to achieve our goals and deliver excellent health care to our patients, we really value the accreditations and awards we are given by external health care agencies and commissions. Here are some of our most recent achievements:

A "Top 100 Hospital"

  • Trinity was selected in March 2011 as a Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospital, the only Quad-Cities hospital to earn this distinction. Hospitals are evaluated on 10 criteria, and require top performance throughout the entire health care system.
  • Awarded for clinical outcomes, patient safety, growth and strong financial management, Trinity is one of two hospitals in the state of Iowa to win this award, and one of three hospitals in Illinois outside the Chicago area.
  • Trinity was also named a Top 100 Hospital in 2007. In 2009, UnityPoint Health received a similar distinction from Thomson Reuters for being a top health care system in the nation.

Heart Care

  • Trinity's Illinois campuses have earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approvalâ„¢ for certification as a Primary Stroke Center as of May 2011. Achieving this certification means that we meet certain national standards for both length of time needed to treat a stroke patient as well as their treatment outcomes. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.
  • The vascular labs at all three Quad-Cities campuses received their 20th consecutive accreditation from the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories.
  • Trinity cardiologist Dr. Nicolas Shammas presented in Washington D.C. about the research he oversaw at 10 sites on a minimally invasive catheter system. Trinity Bettendorf was one of those research sites.
  • The HeartAware program was ranked in the top 20 in the nation for number of online heart disease risk assessments completed.
  • Trinity Bettendorf became the first cath lab in the world to use a new, longer angioplasty balloon to treat larger blockages. The Admiral Xtreme 300mm Long Balloon was incorporated by Dr. Eric Dippel.

Mental Health

  • The Robert Young Center received a $270,000 grant over three years to further develop an integrated system of physical and behavioral health care.
  • Trinity's mental health facility was chosen as one of 40 sites in the country to participate in a new project studying the effects of long-acting injectable drugs for patients with bi-polar disorder and schizophrenia.
  • A new ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) clinic opened at Trinity Moline. This center is the first of it's kind and aims to provide answers to parents and caregivers regarding treatment and support.

Joint Care

  • Trinity Rock Island and Trinity Bettendorf were named a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement, meeting objective and evidence-based criteria for safety, quality, and clinical expertise.

Research

  • Trinity Bettendorf is one of 15 locations in the U.S. that was selected to participate in a new research trial studying an interventional procedure as a treatment for erectile dysfunction.
  • One of 24 sites nationwide participating in a study to see if special exercises can help prevent lymphedema from occurring in breast cancer patients after surgery.

Performance Improvement

  • Trinity Bettendorf's BirthPlace unit began an expansion project to move towards a Labor/Delivery and Mother/Baby model.
  • Trinity Regional Health System was one of six featured Illinois hospitals, and the only one outside of Chicago, to be featured for having zero ICU infections.
  • Implementation of a endobronchial ultrasound system at Trinity Rock Island, which eliminates the need for a surgical incision to determine have far a patient's lung cancer has spread.