Trillium Health Care Group: We will be more focused on the patient, not the cost
Posted On July 14, 2021
Trillum Health Care will spend about $30 million on its first major expansion, a $20 million expansion of its healthcare network in Seattle, the first in the state and one of several planned for 2018, CEO Joe Toth said in a statement.
The expansion will add about 30 employees, including about 20 people in Seattle and one in the Pacific Northwest.
Toth added that the expansion will focus on two types of patients: people who need long-term care and people who want access to specialty care.
The expansion comes as the Seattle-based Trillums Healthcare plans to spend $20.5 million on a new facility in Bellevue, Wash., a move that could cost the company about $1.4 million a year in direct costs and about $2 million a month in indirect costs, Toth wrote in a blog post announcing the expansion.
The Bellevue expansion will have no impact on the Bellevue health care system.
Toth also said the expansion would have no effect on the company’s expansion plans for other regions, including the Seattle region.
“We are expanding beyond our existing network to be more inclusive and to create value for our existing patients,” Toth told Bloomberg.
Trillum’s expansion comes at a time when the company is grappling with a $1 billion price tag for a major expansion in its Bellevue office space.
The company is also exploring a number of other possible expansions in the Puget Sound region.
“Our focus is on patients and quality of care, not price,” Tuth said.
“If the cost of care is not a primary concern, we don’t need to invest more money in our existing facilities.
We need to build out new facilities in a way that creates value for the patient.”
Tuth added that TrillUM has been focused on its network expansion for some time, and that Trills new facility would be one of the first new facilities built by the company in its state.
“Our core competency is patient care, and we know that we have an opportunity to build a world-class, state-of-the-art healthcare system for patients across the state,” he said.