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Discussion on Health Care Reform PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Bev Ricketts   
Thursday, 16 April 2009 07:26

Concerned about Health Care Reform?

Let your voice be heard.

Trinity at Terrace Park
Conference Room A/B
Thursday, April 23
7:30 -9:00 am
$15 per person – includes breakfast

Join us at Trinity at Terrace Park for a discussion on Health Care Reform. Dr. Alta Price and Karen Metcalf will present findings from a Town Hall Meeting on Health Care Reform which was held on March 28 at Augustana College. The Town Hall Meeting was open to the public and allowed citizens to discuss community health care needs and share ideas about the meaningful and measurable changes needed in order to meet those needs.

Input from the Town Hall Meeting will be forwarded on to the local congressional delegation. Make sure the business community is heard! This breakfast will be informative and will allow you to express your views.

Call the Bettendorf Chamber of Commerce at 355-4753 for reservations.

Thank you to our sponsor: Trinity Regional Health System.

 
Quad Cities Family to take GREAT STRIDES for Cystic Fibrosis PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Meagan Jacobson   
Thursday, 09 April 2009 09:06

Davenport, April 2009 -  Randy & Amy Johnson of Orion, IL know the heartaches and challenges of being parents to a child with a fatal disease firsthand: their son, Dillon, 15 yrs old, suffers from the devastating disease cystic fibrosis.  “Although to look at Dillon, one would see a very normal, active 15 year old, but the reality is that combating the effects of cystic fibrosis and keeping him healthy involves daily medications and time consuming treatments to break up the mucus in his lungs and fight infections as well as enzyme pills to help him digest his food properly.” said Johnson.

CF is a genetic disease that affects tens of thousands of children and adults in the United States.  More than ten million Americans are unknowing, symptomless carriers of one copy of the defective CF gene:  It takes two copies of the gene for a child to be born with CF. The defective gene causes the body to produce a faulty protein that leads to abnormally thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs and results in life-threatening lung infections and respiratory problems. The mucus also obstructs the pancreas, causing inability in the body to absorb nutrients in food. The median life expectancy has improved from early childhood in the 1950s to the mid-30s today; however, most individuals with CF must battle lung disease for their entire lives.

“When Dillon was diagnosed with CF at 2 1/2 years, I started to campaign on behalf of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s GREAT STRIDES Walk in 1998.  I had set a goal of $1,500, but ended up raising over $3,000!  I was amazed at how our family and friends supported us then and continue to do so today.  Many people say that fundraising is hard,” said Johnson, “but that’s not how parents with a child who has a fatal illness see it.  While we’re glad that CF research has increased the life expectancy of CF patients to the mid-thirties, that’s not good enough for us!”

The GREAT STRIDES Walk raises millions of dollars nationally each year to fund vital cystic fibrosis (CF) research and care programs and is the CF Foundation’s largest and fastest-growing event. The Quad Cities Walk will take place on April 25, 2009 at the Scott County Park – Whispering Pines Shelter.  Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the Walk starts at 10 a.m.  In addition to the walk, there will be food and music, kids activities, and a silent auction.

This year, GREAT STRIDES Quad Cities plans to raise over $40,000 at the Walk to fund the cutting-edge research that has the potential for making a profound impact on the lives of children and young adults with the disease.  More than 90 cents of every dollar raised is used to fund CF research and care programs.

“Although the CF Foundation is proud of its achievements in its 50-year history, lives continue to be lost every day to cystic fibrosis.  The need for financial support is more critical than ever, said Claire Scholl, Director of the Iowa Chapter.  “For the first time in the CF Foundation’s history, scientific opportunities are coming at a pace that exceeds the ability to fund them. GREAT STRIDES is a community event, and the community is uniting now to keep the funds coming and the momentum of research advances going.”

Call the Iowa Chapter at 515-252-1530 for more information, or visit our website at www.cff.org.

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"WATER the Great Mystery" PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Virdi   
Monday, 06 April 2009 13:03

A dvd video presentation from the makers of "What the Bleep do We Know?" will reveal water as you've never seen it.  Afterward, presenter Michael Grady, owner of Atlantispa, will demonstrate how to artificially make healthy spring quality water that you can make at home."

7.00 pm on Thursday April 9th. 2009 @ the Independent Scholars’ Evenings, 513 16th St, Moline (2nd. Floor). Doors open at 6.30 pm.

The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments are served.

Please look into our website: www.qcinstitute.org

Independent Scholars’ Evenings are sponsored by The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, Ltd a 501(c) 3. The Institute began in 1996.

 
Hammond-Henry Hospital Breaks Ground PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Erin McConaughey   
Friday, 20 March 2009 07:03

Colona, IL – A milestone event occurred for Hammond-Henry Hospital out of Geneseo, IL recently.  At 10:00 a.m. on March 17, 2009 a groundbreaking ceremony was held to commemorate the beginning of construction on the new Hammond-Henry Colona Clinic, located at 1604 Cleveland Road in Colona, IL.

Brad Solberg, Hammond-Henry Hospital’s CEO, kicked off the event by welcoming all attendees. Other speakers included: Judith Gilbert, City of Colona Economic Development Coordinator; Sue Gray, Hammond-Henry Hospital’s Board Chair and Thomas Fennelly, Russell Construction Senior Vice President in charge of construction on the new facility. Other company representatives in attendance for the ceremony included Blackhawk Bank & Trust and the Geneseo School District.

As a 3,500 s.f. medical office building, the new Hammond-Henry Colona Clinic will house several physicians and other building amenities, such as: a vestibule, waiting area, exam rooms, laboratory space, storage rooms and offices.  Construction is set to be fully underway by Monday, March 23, 2009 and will be completed by October 2009.

Hammond-Henry Hospital was established in 1901, utilizing approximately 82 beds and serves nearly 20,000 residents in the Geneseo, IL area.  The new Colona Clinic will allow them to more effectively reach out and serve residents within the hospital district and county by providing quality care and exceptional service.

Russell Construction, located in Davenport, IA, is serving as the Design/Builder and General Contractor on this new Hammond-Henry Hospital project.  Shive-Hattery, located in Moline, IL will serve as the Architect.  The Colona Clinic is the second project that Russell Construction has completed for Hammond-Henry Hospital. In 2004, Russell Construction served as Design/Builder on a 34,000 s.f. addition and renovation to their hospital in Geneseo, IL.  Now, five years later, Russell has once again been selected by Hammond-Henry Hospital because of their focus on building positive long-lasting relationships while delivering a successful and efficient project.

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Brunch And Style Show To Benefit Genesis Rehabilitation PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Craig Cooper   
Friday, 13 March 2009 15:16
DAVENPORT, Iowa – March 13, 2009 -- The Bend of the River Quad Cities Pilot Club will host its annual Brunch and Style Show on Saturday, March 28, at the Radisson Hotel, Davenport to benefit the Genesis Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department.

Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. Cost is $25 per person. Rehabilitation staff will be among the models, and there will be door prizes.

Proceeds will go toward the purchase of the Invacare Top End Excelerator Handcycle for inpatients who have sustained a brain injury, multiple trauma, stroke, spinal cord injury or who have a neuro-degenerative disorder.

Funds raised also will help purchase Wii Fit, Wii Carnival Games, Interactive Mouse Switches, and Capability Switches to be used by patients served by the Genesis Outpatient Pediatric Rehabilitation Program and the Outpatient Brain Injury Day Treatment Program.

The handcycle and Wii games will help patients improve endurance, strength, balance, range of motion, and psychological well-being. The computer switches also will allow children with disabilities to operate computer games during therapy sessions.

For tickets, call (563) 445-5554, (563) 332-1760 or Jan King at (563) 421-1425.

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