Trinity Health Foundation is the fundraising arm of UnityPoint Health - Trinity
Why does a hospital need to raise money?
Because we care
As part of our mission, we accept everyone that presents to our hospitals, regardless of their ability to pay. Every year, Trinity must absorb the escalating cost of providing care for patients who are underinsured or uninsured. In 2016, the cost exceeded $43 million.
As Trinity donor and past Board Member, Jim Hass says, "When you know how important good healthcare is, the question becomes: Who would you turn away from the healthcare door?"
Because we are living longer
People are living longer resulting in a rise in the cost of health care. Medicare rates are low and reimbursements do not typically cover the cost of a patient's care. Medicaid reimbursements pose the same financial challenge and, due to the state of Illinois' 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 commitment to high quality care extends far beyond the borders of the Illinois and Iowa Quad Cities, serving the nearby towns of Aledo, Blue Grass, Camanche, Clinton, Coal Valley, Dixon, Galesburg, Geneseo, LeClaire, Macomb, Princeton, and many more.
Because philanthropy makes a difference
The Trinity Health Foundation serves as a voice for projects and programs that are important to the Quad City community and surrounding areas. We work hand in hand with Trinity team members and community donors to support a healthier and happier community. Together, we impact hundreds of lives every day.