Unity Point Health-Trinity

COVID-19 Care Packages

Jun 8, 2020
Unity Point Health

Minority and low income families will soon receive some help coping with the pandemic. Unity Point Health and John Deere have packed 1,000 COVID-19 care packages for residents of the Quad Cities, Muscatine, and Des Moines.

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Unity Point Trinity and Genesis health systems in the Quad Cities are asking people not to visit the hospital if they're sick. The goal is to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and the seasonal flu.

Two large health care systems in the midwest and upper great plains are planning to merge. Friday South Dakota-based Sanford Health and UnityPoint Health based in Iowa made the announcement.

A new effort is underway to improve the health of people who live in the Floraciente Neighborhood in Moline. A bi-lingual community health advocate started working there in February, meeting with residents and holding classes.

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With the flu season well underway, hospitals in the Quad Cities have started restricting visitors. Following a recommendation from the Illinois Department of Public Health, both Trinity and Genesis health systems announced the guidelines Wednesday.

APRIS Moves Online

Jan 10, 2019
WVIK Staff

The Augustana Public Radio Information Service will now be available online. Volunteers for the service, known as APRIS, has been putting local newspapers and magazines on the air since 1989.