Ted Rogalski

Genesis Health System

A hospital near the Quad Cities has been chosen to help rural residents of Illinois get vaccinated for the coronavirus. Genesis Medical Center-Aledo is one of nine that'll work with the Illinois Department of Public Health in its efforts to help under-served parts of the state.

Administrator Ted Rogalski says the hospital was chosen based on its work with the Mercer County Health Department - they've been receiving just 200 vaccine doses per week, since December for local residents.

The hospital in Aledo has been renovated and upgraded for the first time since it opened 37 years ago. Tuesday afternoon Genesis Medical Center Aledo will celebrate with a ribbon cutting and open house.