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Innovative Devices And Treatments Benefit Genesis Heart Patients

March 16th, 2021
Innovative Devices And Treatments Benefit Genesis Heart Patients

Genesis recognized National Heart Month in February by highlighting life-saving treatments now available to patients in the region with significant heart conditions. Three treatment innovations available to Genesis heart patients are the Abiomed Impella pump; Inari blood clot removal devices; and the WATCHMAN™ implant. Here is more about each of the treatments and devices: Abiomed Impella Pump: The Abiomed Impella pump, called “The World’s Smallest Heart Pump” is a small device with a large impact. The Impella pump is designed to assist circulation during the cardiogenic shock condition... Read More

Genesis Battling Covid-19 With Mass Vaccination Clinics In Quad-Cities

March 15th, 2021
Genesis Battling Covid-19 With Mass Vaccination Clinics In Quad-Cities

Looking to get a covid-19 vaccination? Genesis is doing its best to help. Genesis Health Group will help speed up COVID-19 protection with a mass vaccination clinic to open March 23 for Genesis patients. Genesis administered the first local vaccines in December. As more vaccine becomes available, Genesis will consolidate its Iowa vaccination efforts into the former Dick’s Sporting Goods store at 5250 Elmore Ave., Davenport. The retail-sized clinic in the new location will allow Genesis to reach more Scott County patients in a shorter period. The vaccinations will be available by appointment... Read More

Genesis, U.S. Government Expand Lung Cancer Screening Eligibility

March 12th, 2021
Genesis, U.S. Government Expand Lung Cancer Screening Eligibility

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) this week announced updated recommendations defining who should be screened for lung cancer, doubling the number of eligible Americans to approximately 15 million. The new guidelines decrease the age and pack year requirements, recommending individuals who meet the below requirements be screened annually: Are 50-80 years old, AND Have at least a 20 pack year smoking history, AND Are currently smoking or have quit within the last 15 years Genesis Pulmonology Associates and Silvis Pulmonology are offering the recommended low-dose computed tomography... Read More

BREAKING: Iowa and Illinois Expand Covid Vaccine Administration

March 7th, 2021
BREAKING: Iowa and Illinois Expand Covid Vaccine Administration

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 Medical Center, Davenport Receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Achievement Award

January 7th, 2021
Genesis Medical Center, Davenport Receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Achievement Award

Genesis Medical Center, Davenport has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. Genesis earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients at a set level for a designated period. These measures include evaluation of... Read More