Trinity Health and University of Michigan Health are collaborating to improve care for children
University of Michigan Health and Trinity Health are committed to providing the right care, at the right time, in the right place through shared clinical goals and ensuring patients have access to specialty care options near their local communities.
Our organizations have come together to improve access to specialty care for Michiganders in a number of unique collaborations. Most recently, we partnered to expand pediatric specialty care, through a new pediatric multispecialty clinic at Trinity Health Oakland in Pontiac which launched in November 2022.
Through our new formal collaboration, Trinity Health Oakland Hospital and University of Michigan Health C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital are improving access to pediatric specialty care, keeping services close to home for families in the tri-county area.
This collaboration significantly enhances the patient experience and lead to more coordinated care for pediatric patients from around the region.
Frequently Asked Questions
University of Michigan Health became a formal partner with Trinity Health in the delivery of pediatric specialty care for patients and families in the tri-county region. Both organizations look forward to continuing to strengthen and broaden access to pediatric specialty care throughout the communities Trinity Health Oakland Hospital serves.
Through Trinity Health Oakland Hospital in Pontiac, our teams collectively offer a wide range of pediatric specialty care:
- pediatric cardiology
- pediatric ophthalmology
- pediatric urology
- pediatric surgery
- pediatric orthopaedics
We look forward to expanding access to additional specialty services for children and families in the tri-county area.
Initially, our focus is on integrating care to best serve our patients seamlessly, and with a focus on keeping care local. Over time, both organizations look forward to continuing to strengthen and broaden access to pediatric specialty care locally in the communities Trinity Health Oakland Hospital serves.
Both organizations are committed to providing the right care, at the right time, in the right place. Our goal is to give families access to extraordinary specialty care, close to home whenever possible. Together, by providing expert pediatric specialty care at Trinity Health Oakland Hospital in Pontiac, we are improving access to specialty care, so families have less need to travel, not more.
There are no changes to the existing Trinity Health Oakland Hospital medical staff planned related to the new joint venture. In the future, the goal is to make additional U-M pediatric specialty care options available locally in Pontiac.
The new affiliation does not impact Trinity Health Oakland Hospital’s relationships with insurers. Trinity Health Oakland Hospital will continue to contract with payers on behalf of the pediatric specialty clinics offered through the joint operating agreement. If you have questions about your coverage, visit stjoeshealth.org/for-patients/billing-and-insurance/ or contact your insurer.
Inpatient and outpatient services provided through Trinity Health Oakland Hospital and University of Michigan Health C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital under the joint operating agreement will be billed for by Trinity Health.
How will University of Michigan Health and Trinity Health Oakland Hospital share electronic medical records and documentation? Which patient portal should I use?
Most care you receive through providers at Trinity Health Oakland Hospital will be managed through Trinity Health’s electronic medical records systems.
U-M Health providers can access medical records for patients whose care they are involved in seamlessly through the provider portal.
Yes. Trinity Health Oakland Hospital remains an independent hospital with a focus on providing care for patients in the tri-county area. U-M Health’s goal in collaborating with Trinity Health Oakland Hospital is to expand access to advanced pediatric specialty care in these communities. Philanthropic support to Trinity Health Oakland Hospital will continue to be invested in providing the highest quality, compassionate health care to children and families in the tri-county area.
Information about the U-M providers who see patients at Trinity Health Oakland Hospital can be found on the webpages for each of our clinics on the left-hand side of this page.