Trinity Health, a parent company of the recently rebranded MercyOne in Iowa, has announced “immediate and long-term plans to restructure operations,” a move that will affect at least 1,650 employees across its 94 hospitals and care sites, including about 130 positions at two locations in Iowa. Michigan-based Trinity has had a joint operating agreement for the past 30 years with Catholic Health Initiatives (now CommonSpiritHealth) to operate Mercy Health Network, which on Feb. 1 became MercyOne. Trinity also directly owns hospitals in Clinton, Dubuque, Mason City, New Hampton and Siouxland. Trinity officials said the efforts include potential job changes and relocations, along with the creation of three centralized patient billing service centers through 2022 and a shift to a new electronic medical records system, Epic. Approximately 450 information technology employees throughout the Trinity system will be offered employment with Leidos, an applications management partner. Another 1,200 employees will have to decide whether to relocate to billing centers near Grand Rapids, Mich., Detroit, and Columbus, Ohio. MercyOne spokesman Gregg Lagan said that approximately 120 Trinity positions in Mason City will be relocated in March 2020, and fewer than 10 Trinity employees in Waterloo will be affected. MercyOne personnel in Des Moines, West Des Moines, Newton and Centerville will not be directly affected, and MercyOne does not anticipate any impact on support services it receives from Trinity, Lagan said.