Genesis Health System

Marianna Bacallao, WVIK News

Genesis Health System's annual Flu-Free Quad Cities program is going look a little different this year. For some schools, that means added safety measures. For others, it means drive-thru flu shots. But the goal is the same: providing free seasonal flu vaccines to over 8,000 children.

Marianna Bacallao, WVIK News

Augustana College unveils its new health clinic today. Genesis Health System is staffing the clinic Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Testing for COVID-19 will be available to 300 randomly-selected students and staff at Augustana College. Starting next week, Augustana will use a less-invasive saliva test. 

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The number of COVID-19 cases in the Quad Cities has tripled during the past month. Officials from Genesis and UnityPoint health systems are worried because their intensive care units are already full with non-COVID patients.  

National Weather Service

Every year in the United States, more than 600 people die from excessive heat. Dr. Dave Dierks, Emergency Room Medical Director for the Genesis Health System in Davenport, says that construction workers, landscapers, gardeners, and others working outside need to be careful in the heat. 

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Most employees of Genesis Health System have returned to work and continue to take care of patients during the coronavirus pandemic. Michelle O'Neill reports the President and CEO of Genesis wants people in the Quad Cities to know they can help end it.

Prestige Ameritech

When the next pandemic occurs, or even when the second wave of this one hits, a hospital group based in the Quad Cities will be ready. Genesis Health System, and 14 others around the country, have each bought a minority stake in the largest domestic maker of personal protective equipment - Prestige Ameritech.

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Despite caring for patients with COVID-19, local hospitals are half full and losing money. But even though the pandemic is ruining the budget, Doug Cropper, the head of Genesis Health System, is in no hurry for business to return to normal.

Michelle O'Neill reports Genesis operates six hospitals in the Quad Cities area. And while many employees have been quarantined at home, others have taken on new responsibilities.

In an Emergency Department room, health care workers demostrate how Tele-Stroke works as reporters observe.
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Local hospital officials want people to know emergency rooms are open to all types of patients, not just those with COVID-19.

Mobile Test Site Opens

Mar 18, 2020

The first mobile testing site has opened in the Quad Cities. Wednesday Genesis Health System set up a tent at its clinic in northwest Davenport.

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