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BREAKING: Illinois Reopens Friday, What Does It Mean For You?

June 10th, 2021
BREAKING: Illinois Reopens Friday, What Does It Mean For You?

BREAKING NEWS: Illinois will reopen tomorrow after over a year in various stages of covid lockdown! Governor JB Pritzker announced earlier this week that the metrics had been met to put Illinois into Phase 5, which is the least restrictive of all the mitigation phases for the pandemic. So what does that mean for you? How will your life change, for the better, with fewer restrictions? And what restrictions, if any, still remain? According to the Illinois Department of Health, under Phase 5 (the new phase), fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask except where required... Read More

TOMRV Rides Into Quad-Cities This Weekend

June 10th, 2021
TOMRV Rides Into Quad-Cities This Weekend

After its first ride in 1978, the ride known affectionately as “TOMRV” (pronounced tom-rahvv) returns this weekend.  TOMRV stands for Tour of the Mississippi River Valley.  Hosted by the Quad Cities Bicycle Club, it has grown in ridership over the years.  In 2019, most of the 950 riders were from Iowa and Illinois, although 15 other states were represented.  It was cancelled in 2020.  This year 500 people have registered so far. TOMRV is a two-day cycling adventure on scenic paved roads, through rolling Midwest farmland, quaint little towns, and along the big, beautiful Mississippi River. ... Read More

Quad-Cities! Stay Safe In The Heat With These Tips

June 10th, 2021
Quad-Cities! Stay Safe In The Heat With These Tips

Each year in the United States, more than 600 deaths are attributed to excessive natural heat.  Many of the deaths are preventable. Genesis Medical Center emergency physician David Dierks, D.O., offers these tips to avoid being a victim of the heat: Stay out of the heat when possible. The young and old are particularly vulnerable. People with other chronic conditions, for example, heart disease, mental health conditions, asthma and high blood pressure are also at higher risk for heat illnesses. Make certain you don’t leave small children or pets in a vehicle.  Temperatures can rise quickly... Read More

New Quad Cities Rehabilitation Institute to Open in Moline in 2022

June 8th, 2021
New Quad Cities Rehabilitation Institute to Open in Moline in 2022

UnityPoint Health – Trinity and Encompass Health are partnering to build a new Quad Cities Rehabilitation Institute, which will be at the intersection of 52nd Avenue and 7th Street in Moline. The specialty hospital expects to begin serving patients in the summer of 2022. On Monday, a groundbreaking ceremony was held for the future home of the facility. Speakers included Robert J. Erickson, UnityPoint Health – Trinity President & CEO; Albert Park, UnityPoint Health – Trinity Medical Director for Inpatient Rehabilitation Services; U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos; Troy DeDecker, President of Encompass... Read More

BREAKING: Illinois Set To Reopen On Friday, Here’s What’s Going To Change

June 8th, 2021
BREAKING: Illinois Set To Reopen On Friday, Here's What's Going To Change

BREAKING NEWS: At long last, after the pandemic has kept the state under lockdown for most of the past year-plus, Illinois is looking to reopen (mostly) on Friday. “After a tremendously challenging year, Illinois has now reached a defining moment in our efforts to defeat COVID-19,” Illinois Governor JB Pritzker said. “Thanks to the hard work of residents across the state, Illinois will soon resume life as we knew it before – returning to events, gatherings, and a fully reopened economy, with some of the safety guidelines we’ve adopted still in place.” According to the Illinois Department... Read More

Quad-Cities Genesis Is An IBM Watson Health 15 Top Health System; But What Does It Mean for Patients?

May 30th, 2021
Quad-Cities Genesis Is An IBM Watson Health 15 Top Health System; But What Does It Mean for Patients?

Genesis Health System has repeated on the IBM Watson Health 15 Top Health Systems list. No other Iowa health system has made the list even once. Of course, it’s nice to be recognized as one of the top health systems in the U.S. We’re extremely proud of Genesis medical staff and all of our 5,000 employees for the contributions they make to the region’s health on a daily basis. But more important than our personal satisfaction is our confidence the recognition will be meaningful to Genesis patients. The recognition makes a difference. Here is what IBM Watson Health data demonstrates about the... Read More

Milan Covid-19 Vaccination Center Open Through Saturday; Clinics Begin Next Week

May 28th, 2021
Milan Covid-19 Vaccination Center Open Through Saturday; Clinics Begin Next Week

The Milan Camden Centre mass vaccination site will be open through Saturday, May 29. Starting the week of June 1, the health department will have twice-weekly vaccination clinics. Tuesday is for the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson (18 and older) vaccine and Friday is for Pfizer (12 and older.) Hours are 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. both days and by appointment other weekdays. If those times don’t fit in your schedule, find your shot at vaccines.gov. #vaccinateqc #vaxupIL  Read More

Mental Health 101 Hosted by the Davenport Public Library

May 23rd, 2021
Mental Health 101 Hosted by the Davenport Public Library

May is Mental Health Awareness Month! Join us Tuesday, May 25th at 6:00 pm for a discussion on various mental health issues. We will talk about the associated signs and symptoms of different mental health disorders. Also, we will talk about when to get professional help and how to do it. This presentation is presented by the Vera French Mental Health Center. Registration is required to receive Zoom meeting details. Register here: http://bit.ly/dpl-mentalhealth101 Keep up with our virtual programming on our Virtual Branch Calendar of Events at https://davenportlibrary.libcal.com/calendar/virtual. This... Read More

Dr. John Hartman Appointed Chair Of State ACS Committee On Trauma

May 23rd, 2021
Dr. John Hartman Appointed Chair Of State ACS Committee On Trauma

Genesis Health Group, Davenport Surgical’s K. John Hartman, M.D., FACS, has been appointed chair of the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) for the State of Iowa. The mission of the American College of Surgeons Committees on Trauma is to develop and implement programs that support injury prevention and ensure optimal patient outcomes across the continuum of care. These programs incorporate advocacy, education, trauma center and trauma system resources, best practice creation, outcome assessment, and continuous quality improvement. Dr. Hartman, who is the medical director... Read More

Genesis Health System Named To IBM Watson Health 15 Top Health Systems

May 22nd, 2021
Genesis Health System Named To IBM Watson Health 15 Top Health Systems

Genesis Health System has been named to the IBM Watson Health 15 Top Health Systems list for the second consecutive year and is again the only Iowa health system to be recognized. IBM Watson Health has identified the top health systems from a rigorous evaluation of 324 health systems and 2,522 hospitals that are members of health systems. The annual list recognizes excellence in clinical outcomes, operational efficiency and patient experience. IBM Watson Health established the list to establish top performance benchmarks that may help other healthcare organizations achieve consistent, balanced,... Read More