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Tips For A Different Big Game Party From Genesis Quad-Cities

February 5th, 2021

Everything continues to be somewhat different this year, including the big game on Sunday and traditional big game parties.  Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical advisor to the president, is warning sports fans against turning big game parties into COVID-19 spreader events. Instead of large house parties, Fauci’s advice is to “lay low and play it cool.” He suggests keeping the party confined to the regular occupants of the home and don’t risk mingling in a confined space with friends, relatives and neighbors who may be carrying the virus. The benefit of smaller events could... Read More

Quad-Cities’ Genesis Offers Tips On How To Stay Safe During The Storm

December 29th, 2020

The storms can be more than an inconvenience to some — they can pose a real danger. A winter storm can mean extended interruptions of power and heat in your home.  Here are tips from Genesis emergency department physicians and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to stay safe and comfortable in severe winter weather. In Your Home Plan an alternative source of heat for your home during a power outage.  Secure dry wood for a fireplace or wood stove or kerosene for a kerosene heater.  Do not use outdoor grills for heat or cooking inside your home.  Put together an emergency box. ... Read More

A Baby Named TigerKing?!? What Were The Most Popular Baby Names In The Quad-Cities This Year?

December 28th, 2020

In a tumultuous year of a new virus, it is understandable that neither Covid nor Corona made the list of most popular baby names in 2020 at Genesis BirthCenters. No TigerKings, Mandos or CobraKais either. Instead, new Quad Cities parents followed national trends when naming their babies. Olivia and Oliver were the most popular names for newborns at Genesis BirthCenters in Davenport and Silvis in 2020. There have been 19 Olivias born at Genesis in 2020. Oliver was the choice for 16 baby boys at Genesis. This is the first time Oliver has topped the annual Genesis list for boys. Olivia was also the... Read More

GUEST COLUMN: No Place Like Home For The Holidays

December 24th, 2020

The following is a guest column from Craig Cooper, Senior Communications Specialist for Genesis Health System. QuadCities.com welcomes fact-based guest columns from healthcare professionals regarding health topics of interest. Message Sean@QuadCities.com for more information. Fear, shock, rising death numbers, mask requirements and reluctance to wear them, and recommendations of only limited public gatherings. This isn’t only a description of the relentless global COVID-19 crisis. We have been here more than once before as a country. Consider Christmas 1918 and the Spanish Flu pandemic. The pandemic... Read More

BREAKING: Quad-Cities’ Genesis Health System Administering New COVID-19 Treatment

November 24th, 2020

BREAKING NEWS: Genesis Health System Hospital has begun administering the recently approved monoclonal antibody treatment known as Bamlanivimab for targeted, high-risk COVID-19-positive patients in Scott County and the surrounding areas. “With the surge taking place in Iowa right now and being a national hotspot for COVID, the timing is good and this gives us a little more ammunition in our fight against the virus in our community,” said Kurt Andersen, M.D., Senior Vice President of Physician Operations and Chief Medical Officer. “This could reduce the need for hospital stays and trips to... Read More

Quad-Cities Health Systems Temporarily Reduce Elective Surgeries

November 13th, 2020

In an effort to reduce COVID-19 pressures on medical center resources, Genesis Health System and UnityPoint Health – Trinity will temporarily reduce elective surgeries and procedures starting Monday, Nov. 16. This decision is made in collaboration with Iowa’s Region 5 hospitals and physician leadership of the Quad-Cities health systems. The reduction of elective surgeries will continue through Nov. 20, when the change will be reassessed. Reducing elective surgical procedures requiring inpatient stays will allow the health systems to expand bed capacity and reallocate patient care staff... Read More

Understanding the Affordable Health Care Act

November 9th, 2015

The enrollment period to apply for the Affordable Health Care Act is under way and there is much to consider. Jennifer Busch, an insurance navigator for Genesis Health Systems, said it is difficult to determine even average costs involved because each person is different. She said so much depends on their income and number of people living in their household. But in general, the best thing to do is to call and find out the particulars of your case. “If people lose their job, they may be eligible for a special enrollment period,” she said. “The prices are all based on family size and gross... Read More