By building and equipping a new facility in Bettendorf, did Trinity cause higher health-care charges to consumers?
By providing services in a facility designed to be more efficient, Trinity has introduced a new standard of cost-effective health care to Iowa residents. In addition, through the natural forces of competition, this standard serves to keep health-care costs competitive for similar services by all providers. Additionally, health insurance providers pay Trinity a fixed rate per case and will continue to do so. That is just additional incentive to provide cost-effective, efficient care for our patients.