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Robots Are On Parade Friday at Davenport’s Genesis Medical Center

November 30th, 2023
Robots Are On Parade Friday at Davenport's Genesis Medical Center

Genesis Health System is hosting a program on Intuitive robotic technology at Genesis Medical Center, Davenport, 1227 East Rusholme Street, main floor lobby on Friday, December 1 at 11:30 a.m. In addition to demonstrations of our Intuitive ION and da Vinci Xi robots, surgeon Robert Harson, MD and patient Lois Nichols will be on hand to talk to the media. Lois Nichols, 91, of Bettendorf, suffered from pain and discomfort for nearly six years until Genesis doctors came to her rescue. The retired music teacher and Figge Art Museum docent said she lost as much as 25 pounds while waiting for a correct... Read More

Genesis Medical Center, Aledo Earns Two National Awards

November 22nd, 2023
Genesis Medical Center, Aledo Earns Two National Awards

ALEDO, Ill. – Genesis Medical Center, Aledo, celebrated National Rural Health Day last week by receiving two prestigious national awards. The first came from the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health. The organization tabbed Genesis Medical Center, Aledo as one of their 2023 Community Stars. Only 39 rural health care facilities nationally received the honor. According to the announcement on PowerOfRural.org,  “The annual recognition program honors remarkable individuals and organizations going above and beyond for rural health. They exemplify the true spirit of collaboration,... Read More

Illinois 40th Annual Genesis Firecracker Run Happening Monday In East Moline

July 2nd, 2022
Illinois 40th Annual Genesis Firecracker Run Happening Monday In East Moline

It’s not a 4th of July celebration without getting your day started at the Genesis Firecracker Run! The 40th Annual Genesis Firecracker Run is happening Monday, July 4 at 7:30am in downtown East Moline! Live music, fun and an electric Independence Day vibe will be had throughout the day! For more information the Genesis Firecracker Run visit http://www.firecrackerrun.com/.  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

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

BREAKING: Genesis Hospitalizations Rising For Younger Patients, Lowering For Older Patients

April 9th, 2021
BREAKING: Genesis Hospitalizations Rising For Younger Patients, Lowering For Older Patients

BREAKING NEWS: More younger people are being hospitalized for more severe covid-19 symptoms, however, fewer older patients required hospitalization for COVID-19 illness in February and March as vaccines became available, according to Genesis Health System statistics. While numbers are reducing for Quad-Citians over 50, Genesis Medical Centers experienced a rise in hospitalizations for patients ages 0-to-49. “We are seeing more admissions in younger age groups and some of these patients are sicker,’’ said Kurt Andersen, M.D., senior vice president of physician operations and chief medical... 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

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