Trinity Health Foundation is the fundraising arm of Trinity Regional Health System
Why does a hospital need to raise money?
Because we care
Every year, Trinity must absorb the escalating cost of providing care for patients who are underinsured or uninsured. That cost came close to $59,000,000 in 2012, and is forecast to continue rising.
Because we are living longer
Even as we are seeing a nation-wide increase in diagnoses like obesity, diabetes and heart disease, people are living longer. Medicare's rates are quite low and the reimbursements usually do not cover the cost of a patient's care. Medicaid reimbursements pose the same financial challenge and, due to the state's financial difficulties, often never arrive at all.
Because industry operating margins are so thin
Although Trinity is large and well-managed, it faces declining reimbursement rates and a sharp rise in the cost of care. Bottom line? Our razor-thin operating margins challenge our ability to fund the infrastructure, technology and equipment our community needs and deserves!
Because we serve so many people
Trinity's responsibility extends far beyond the borders of the Illinois and Iowa Quad-Cities, serving the nearby towns of Geneseo, Macomb, Aledo, Princeton, Coal Valley, Dixon, Galesburg, LeClaire, Camanche, Clinton, Blue Grass and many more.
Will you help?
Your gift helps provide top medical care to everyone - yourself, your loved ones, and those who cannot pay. As Trinity donor and past Board member Jim Hass says, "When you know how important good health care is, the question becomes: Who would you turn away from the health care door?"
Your contribution is critical to ensuring Trinity remains the hospital we need, when we need it, for everyone.
Learn exactly how your gift helps . and choose where to dedicate it!