Our nation’s health care system is rapidly evolving into one that emphasizes value over volume. In the past, hospitals and other providers were reimbursed based on the volume of admissions, procedures, diagnostic tests and other services provided to patients. The higher the volume, the higher the total reimbursement earned by providers of care.
In a value-based system, reimbursement is based on patient outcomes. Hospitals that have lower readmission rates will receive better reimbursement than those with higher readmission rates; likewise, providers with higher quality measures will receive better reimbursement than those with lower quality measures.
Trinity Health has long been committed to being a transforming, healing presence in our communities. We have a proud history of improving health, by reaching out to those in need including the poor and underserved. We’ve worked to keep people healthy and out of the hospital because it was the right thing to do; as a result, our legacy of outreach to improve the health of communities pre-dates the national shift from volume to value.
At Affinia Health Network, our expertise, experience and resources will be focused on helping to keep people healthy and out of the hospital; if intervention is needed, we will treat them as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.
We, Trinity Health, serve together in the spirit of the Gospel as a compassionate and transforming healing presence within our communities.
We will transform health care in West Michigan through effective collaborative relationships with physicians, health systems, payers, patients, and communities. Care will be delivered in patient-centered settings, assuring timely access with a focus on quality, service, and cost.
We honor the sacredness and dignity of every person.
Commitment to Those Who are Poor
We stand with and serve those who are poor, especially those most vulnerable.
We foster right relationships to promote the common good, including sustainability of Earth.
We honor our heritage and hold ourselves accountable for the human, financial and natural resources entrusted to our care.
We are faithful to who we say we are.