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BREAKING: Iowa and Illinois Expand Covid Vaccine Administration

March 7th, 2021

BREAKING NEWS: More residents of Rock Island and Scott counties are eligible to receive long-awaited vaccines against Covid-19. The Iowa Department of Public Health has announced that beginning Monday, March 8, health care providers are now authorized to vaccinate individuals 64 years of age and younger with medical conditions that are or may be an increased risk of severe illness from Covid-19. Qualifying underlying conditions can be found on the Centers for Disease Control list of underlying conditions. The IDPH press announcement stated: “This announcement comes as several Iowa counties... Read More

Genesis Foundation Commitment Supports Vouchers Program For Quad-Citians

March 7th, 2021

The Genesis Foundation will increase financial support to provide vouchers for breast health screenings. The Jim Victor Vision Fund of the Genesis Foundation will match all new gifts and increased donations to the Genesis Women’s Health Grant Program up to $25,000 through June 30. These dollars will be available as vouchers for breast imaging services. “Breast cancers diagnosed early are more treatable and more curable. By bringing down the financial barrier faced by many women, we are encouraging them to schedule breast imaging,’’ said Diane Koster, Women’s Health Grant Program Specialist... Read More

Genesis Nurses Recognized As 100 Great Iowa Nurses

March 6th, 2021

Genesis Health System nurses Sharron Gephart, Dawn Rude and Melissa Wilson are among the 100 Great Iowa Nurses for 2021.  The award recognizes nurses who have made a meaningful and lasting contribution to humanity and to their profession and act as mentors to others. Sharron Gephart, RN, MSN, CV is Nurse Manager for Outpatient Services at Genesis Medical Center-DeWitt. Dawn Rude, RN, MS, is a Nurse Manager at Jackson County Regional Health Center, Maquoketa. Melissa Wilson, RN, coordinates staff education, employee health, emergency preparedness and infection control at Jackson County Regional... Read More

Spring 2021 COVID Test Information: IDPH Clinics Scheduled At Western Illinois University

February 25th, 2021

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL — COVID-19 surveillance testing is underway at Western Illinois University and will continue as the semester progresses. Additional open appointment times may be added periodically for those who would like to be tested,but have not been selected as part of the surveillance test population. In addition, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has added select dates for free test clinics on the WIU-Macomb campus (see below). Each week, approximately 700 students, faculty and staff* will receive an email encouraging them to get a free COVID test provided by Beu Health... Read More

UnityPoint Health – Trinity Brings Medicine to Davenport Barbershop

February 24th, 2021

A Davenport barbershop will have a permanent health station installed that will provide access to health information, resources, and education, and be the site of health screenings and in-person provider education. The health station, part of the “Medicine in the Barbershop” partnership between UnityPoint Health – Trinity and 4 Sher Cut & Style, is partially funded through a grant from the University of Iowa College of Public Health, Business Leadership Network Community Grant program. It will help advance health and wellness for African-American men while offering a health access point... Read More

From Polio To Covid, Global Vaccine Mobilization Has A Long History

February 23rd, 2021

By Craig Cooper The coronavirus sweeping across the globe may seem to be unlike anything most have experienced. But if you are 60 years old or older, mass COVID-19 vaccination efforts may seem vaguely familiar. You may remember another frightening and uncontrolled viral outbreak. We have been down this path before. There was danger in the water for parents and their children 60 years ago. The warm months of summer were polio season. Exposure to waters polluted by human fecal matter and ingested by others could be life altering and possibly deadly. Polio outbreaks were striking American children,... Read More

Davenport Public Library Offers Help With Addiction Issues

February 19th, 2021

Everyone needs help sometimes. Join us on Wednesday, February 24th at 1:00 pm on Zoom and learn about resources that are available to you and how to find reliable information and treatment options. Your Life Iowa. a division of the Iowa Department of Public Health has information on alcohol, drug use, vaping, e-cigarettes, mental health, suicide, and gambling problems. Registration is required to receive Zoom meeting details. Register here: http://bit.ly/dpl-yourlifeiowa Keep up with our virtual programming on our Virtual Branch Calendar of Events at https://davenportlibrary.libcal.com/calendar/virtual. This... Read More

Heart Health Program Hosted By Davenport Public Library

February 16th, 2021

Heart Health is always important, and Davenport Public Library is helping Quad-Citians learn more about it during Heart Health Month. Did you know heart disease is the #1 killer of Americans? Join us Thursday, February 18th at 6:30 pm on Zoom for our February Heart Month program, “Learn the Numbers: Signs of Heart Attack and Effects of COVID on the Heart.” Presented by Dr. Rafat Padaria, Cardiologist with Cardiovascular Medicine, P.C. Registration is required to receive Zoom meeting details. Register here: https://bit.ly/dpl-learnthenumbers Keep up with our virtual programming on our... Read More

Sports Exams Available at Genesis Health Group

February 15th, 2021

The first step to be fully prepared for an outstanding sports season isn’t taken in a gym, on a track, or on a field of play. Before the first sports workout, young athletes will need a sports participation exam to assess ability to compete safely. Parents and their athletes are asked to schedule their required school/sports participation exam with their Genesis provider. For those without a primary care provider (PCP), call 421-DOCS (3627) or visit the Genesis Sports Medicine Walk-In Clinic or a Genesis Convenient Care location. Genesis recommends all parents establish a primary care provider... Read More

Group O Donates Thousands of Roku Devices To Quad-Cities Healthcare Workers

February 13th, 2021

Nearly 4,000 Roku Streaming Sticks were donated to frontline health care workers at Unity Point and Genesis Health centers on Thursday, February 4. Despite blizzard-like conditions and freezing temperatures, Group O employees loaded up the devices at the company’s Milan warehouse and delivered them to Unity Point Health-Trinity Health Foundation in Rock Island and Genesis Medical Center – East Campus in Davenport to show appreciation for months of hard work during the unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic. Both organizations will manage the distribution of the devices to their various locations. “Group... Read More