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BREAKING: Illinois, Iowa Hospitals Seeing Dramatic Increase in Covid-19 Testing Demand

August 20th, 2021
BREAKING: Illinois, Iowa Hospitals Seeing Dramatic Increase in Covid-19 Testing Demand

BREAKING NEWS: Patients in the Illinois and Iowa Quad-Cities and Muscatine may experience longer than usual wait times due to the current spread of Covid-19 and other illness, according to a Friday release from UnityPoint Health – Trinity. It says the Covid situation remains critical as the highly contagious Delta variant spreads in our community. UnityPoint Health – Trinity encourages the use of online scheduling options to visit a UnityPoint Clinic Express or Express Care location to be evaluated by a medical provider for a Covid test. This is a faster and more cost-effective option... Read More

New Quad Cities Rehabilitation Institute to Open in Moline in 2022

June 8th, 2021
BREAKING: Illinois, Iowa Hospitals Seeing Dramatic Increase in Covid-19 Testing Demand

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: Genesis Health System Only Iowa System Named To IBM Watson Health 15 Top Health Systems

April 27th, 2021
BREAKING: Illinois, Iowa Hospitals Seeing Dramatic Increase in Covid-19 Testing Demand

BREAKING NEWS: 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,... Read More

UnityPoint – Trinity Welcomes New Covid Vaccine Appointments

April 23rd, 2021
BREAKING: Illinois, Iowa Hospitals Seeing Dramatic Increase in Covid-19 Testing Demand

As the Covid-19 vaccine becomes more readily available, UnityPoint Health – Trinity is welcoming new vaccine appointments for individuals according to state guidelines. You can schedule your vaccine appointment without having to hear from them first: New appointments are being accepted now for Express – Duck Creek in Bettendorf for anyone age 16 and older, and Express Care – North Port in Muscatine for anyone age 18 and older. Residents of Illinois or Iowa may register for either location. The Duck Creek clinic is at 1417 Kimberly Road. A new online scheduling tool at www.unitypoint.org/quadcities/covid-19-vaccine.aspx is... Read More

Quad-Cities Genesis Health Centers Introduces New Procedure To Reduce Stroke Risk

January 28th, 2021
BREAKING: Illinois, Iowa Hospitals Seeing Dramatic Increase in Covid-19 Testing Demand

The Genesis heart program marked a milestone January 22 when the first WATCHMAN™ implant procedures were performed in the Cath Lab at Genesis Medical Center-East Rusholme Street. The implant is a minimally invasive, one-time procedure designed to reduce the risk of strokes that originate in the hearts of patients with atrial fibrillation. The procedures were performed by electrophysiologist and cardiologist Kelly Airey, M.D., FHRS, FACC, Cardiovascular Medicine, P.C. Both patients who successfully received the implant were discharged after an overnight stay in the hospital and are scheduled for... Read More

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

January 7th, 2021
BREAKING: Illinois, Iowa Hospitals Seeing Dramatic Increase in Covid-19 Testing Demand

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

GUEST COLUMN: No Place Like Home For The Holidays

December 24th, 2020
BREAKING: Illinois, Iowa Hospitals Seeing Dramatic Increase in Covid-19 Testing Demand

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’ First Covid Vaccines Administered At Genesis

December 15th, 2020
BREAKING: Illinois, Iowa Hospitals Seeing Dramatic Increase in Covid-19 Testing Demand

BREAKING NEWS: The first batches of the covid-19 vaccine are in the Quad-Cities and have been given to local health care workers. This morning, vaccinations in the Quad-Cities were administered to Genesis Health employees in Davenport. Dr. Robert Mixsell, Medical Director of Convenient Care and Alli Edmunds, R.N., emergency department at Genesis Medical Center, Davenport were the first two to receive the vaccine. Genesis Health System employees will take the lead in being vaccinated for COVID-19, according to the hospital. In a Genesis survey, 72 percent of all employees and 97% of independent... Read More

BREAKING: UnityPoint Health Trinity Elevates Visitor Limitations Due To Covid-19 Surge

December 3rd, 2020
BREAKING: Illinois, Iowa Hospitals Seeing Dramatic Increase in Covid-19 Testing Demand

BREAKING NEWS: UnityPoint Health – Trinity is modifying its current visitor limitations to only allow one designated visitor per inpatient, during visiting hours throughout the length of the patient’s hospitalization. This change is effective Monday, December 7, and until further notice. This temporary modification creates added protections for our patients and health care workers while allowing hospitalized patients an opportunity to have a designated family member or loved one visit. We recognize there are times when having a visitor or family member present is crucial. In these cases, a... Read More

Quad-Cities’ ICU Nurse Speaks Up With The Truth About Covid

November 24th, 2020
BREAKING: Illinois, Iowa Hospitals Seeing Dramatic Increase in Covid-19 Testing Demand

The following first-person testimonial about her experiences was written by Cara Crumrine, RN for UnityPoint Health As an intensive care nurse at UnityPoint Health, I’ve seen fellow medical personnel in my life putting out scary memes and begging posts asking people to help them. I’ve seen other community members speak about how it’s not right or fair to have government officials interfere in their livelihood. I’ve seen these comments, plus countless more, and decided it’s time to speak up. This is hard. I haven’t been in a situation where I watch the world I’ve built with hard work... Read More