MOLINE, Ill. – Feb. 25, 2016 -- It has been a relatively mild year so far for seasonal influenza in the region. Genesis Occupational Health wants to keep it that way by partnering with WQAD-T...

DAVENPORT, Iowa – February 9, 2016 -- Genesis Philanthropy announced today it will offer a health program with proven results for residents of the region. Genesis Philanthropy is offering free screenings to individuals who want to lose weight an...

DAVENPORT, Iowa – Feb. 5, 2016 – Applications are now being accepted for the Genesis Health System Foundation nursing student scholarships.

This nursing student scholarship program provides $10,000 scholarships for students seeking adm...

DAVENPORT, Iowa – Feb. 2, 2015 -- About the time the clock is winding down on the Super Bowl game, you may have consumed 3,000 calories or more.

Personal foul, excessive snacking.

Topping the year for single-day caloric co...

DAVENPORT, Iowa – Feb. 2, 2015 -- About the time the clock is winding down on the Super Bowl game, you may have consumed 3,000 calories or more.

Personal foul, excessive snacking.

Topping the year for single-day caloric co...

DAVENPORT, Iowa – Jan. 18, 2016 – Midwest Cardiovascular Research Foundation and Genesis Medical Center, Davenport will host the Heart Failure Summit 2016 on Feb. 25.


BETTENDORF, Iowa – Dec. 30, 2015 -- Genesis Physical Therapy and Wellness will host an Open House on Jan. 9 from 1-3 p.m. with seminars and door prizes.


DAVENPORT, Iowa - Dec. 29, 2015 - Olivia, Ava and Isaac top the list of the most popular names of babies born at Genesis BirthCenters in 2015.

Parents naming girl babies born at Genesis were in sync with national trends. There were 14 baby girls who went home from Genesis BirthCenters with the name Ava, which was No. 4 in popularity nationally, and the same number going home with the name Olivia, which was No. 3 nationally.

A total of 17 baby boys born at Genesis were named Isaac.  Isaac was well back at No. 31 on the national list of popular boys names. Oliver and Liam were the next most popular names for Genesis boy babies with 11 each.

Liam continued to be among the most popular names for boys born at Genesis and was No. 3 nationally.

Olivia has become a traditional naming favorite at Genesis. In the past four years Olivia was No. 1 three times (2015, 2014, 2012) at Genesis and No. 2 in 2013.

Ava didn't make the Genesis top 10 last year but tied for third in 2013 and tied for fourth in 2012.

Isaac last appeared in the Genesis top 10 - tied for second - in 2013.  Isaac  was not in the Genesis top 10 list for boy names in 2014.

Sophia remains No. 1 nationally for baby girl names. This year there were 10 Sophias born at Genesis for No. 6 on the Genesis list.

The top five girl names nationally in 2015, according to were Sophia, Emma, Olivia, Ava and Mia. The top five boy names for the third straight year were Jackson, Aiden, Liam, Lucas and Noah.

There was one interesting regional cultural influence on parents naming new baby boys this year. There were six boys named Kinnick  born at the Genesis BirthCenter in Davenport.  No boys named Kinnick were born at Genesis Medical Center, Silvis.

Nile Kinnick was the University of Iowa's only Heisman Trophy winner (1939) and the university's football stadium is named for Kinnick. The success of the Hawkeyes on the field this season may have inspired some parents. The 12-1 Hawkeyes will play in the Rose Bowl on Friday.

A few babies born at Genesis in 2015 will have names they are unlikely to share with anyone in their schools.  Among the less common names given to babies born at Genesis in 2015 were Aarpjo (girl); Acyionnah (girl); Olajunece (girl); Zymire (boy); Zaroyee (boy) and Aarav (boy).

Genesis BirthCenters have tracked popular birth names since 2006.

More than 2,400 babies were born in 2015 at the Genesis BirthCenters in Davenport and Silvis.

Most Popular Girls Baby Names In 2015 at Genesis BirthCenters

1. Tie, Ava and Olivia (14); 3. tie, Evelyn, Harper, Emma (12); 6. Lillian (11); 7. Sophia (10); 8. Natalie (9); 9. tie, Amelia, Lucy and Scarlett (8).

                                                                                    Most Popular Boys Baby Names In 2015 at Genesis BirthCenters

1. Isaac 17; 2. tie, Oliver and Liam (11); 4. tie, Levi, William, Jack, Michael (10); 8. Tie, Owen, Grayson, Alexander, Benjamin, Bentley and Maxwell (9).

Most Popular Girls Baby Names In 2014 at Genesis BirthCenters

1. Tie, Avery and Olivia (12); 3. Zoey (11); 4. tie, Lillian, Evelyn and Mia (10); 7. Isabella (9); 8. tie, Nora, Gabriella, Sophia and Harper (8).

Most Popular Boys Baby Names In 2014 at Genesis BirthCenters

1. Jackson (19); 2. Liam (16); 3. Alexander (13); 4. tie, James and Logan (12); 6. tie, Gabriel, Dylan, Jacob, Elijah, Henry and David (11).

DAVENPORT, Iowa - Dec. 14, 2015 - Genesis Medical Center, Davenport has again attained Magnet® recognition as part of the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®.

This credential is the highest honor an organization can receive for professional nursing practice.  This voluntary credentialing program for hospitals recognizes excellence in nursing.

Genesis Medical Center Davenport previously attained Magnet® designation in 2005 and 2010.

"Magnet® recognition is a tremendous honor and reflects our commitment to delivering the highest quality of care to this community," said Jackie Anhalt, vice president of patient services and chief nursing executive, Genesis Health System.  "To earn Magnet® recognition twice previously was a great accomplishment and an incredible source of pride for our nurses. Our achievement of this credential for an additional four years underscores the foundation of excellence and values that drives our entire staff to strive harder each day to meet the healthcare needs of the people we serve."

Magnet® recognition has become the gold standard for nursing excellence and is taken into consideration when the public judges healthcare organizations. In fact, U.S. News & World Report's annual showcase of "America's Best Hospitals" includes Magnet® recognition in its ranking criteria for quality of inpatient care.

To achieve initial Magnet® recognition, organizations must pass a rigorous and lengthy process that demands widespread participation from leadership and staff. The process begins with the submission of an electronic application, followed by written documentation demonstrating qualitative and quantitative evidence regarding patient care and outcomes.  If scores from the written documentation fall within a range of excellence, an on-site visit will occur to thoroughly assess the applicant.  After this rigorous onsite review process, the Commission on Magnet® will review the completed appraisal report and vote to determine whether Magnet recognition will be granted.

An organization seeking to reapply for Magnet® recognition must provide documented evidence of how Magnet concepts, performance, and quality were sustained and improved over the four-year period since the hospital received its most recent recognition.

In particular, the Magnet® model is designed to provide a framework for nursing practice, research, and measurement of outcomes.  Through this framework, ANCC can assess applicants across a number of components and dimensions to gauge an organization's nursing excellence.  The foundation of this model is composed of various elements deemed essential to delivering superior patient care.  These include the quality of nursing leadership and coordination and collaboration across specialties, as well as processes for measuring and improving the quality and delivery of care.

Magnet® recognition has been shown to provide specific benefits to hospitals and their communities, such as:

• Higher patient satisfaction with nurse communication, availability of help, and receipt of discharge information;

• Lower risk of 30-day mortality and lower failure to rescue;

• Higher job satisfaction among nurses;

• And, lower nurse reports of intentions to leave position.

"We're a better institution today because of the Magnet® recognition we achieved four years ago," Anhalt added. "Magnet® has raised the bar for patient care and inspired every member of our team to achieve excellence every day. It is this commitment to providing our community with high quality care that helped us become a Magnet® facility, and it's why we continue to serve as a Magnet hospital today."

Genesis Medical Center, Davenport is in a select group of 378 healthcare organizations out of nearly 6,000 U.S. healthcare organizations to earn Magnet® designation.

Genesis Medical Center, Davenport was initially designated a Magnet® hospital in 2005. Hospitals must reapply for Magnet® recognition every four years based on adherence to Magnet® concepts and demonstrated improvements in patient care and quality.

About Genesis Medical Center, Davenport

For nearly 150 years Genesis Medical Center, Davenport and its predecessors have provided compassionate, quality care to all those in need in the Quad Cities and surrounding areas. Genesis Medical Center, Davenport provides comprehensive acute care and outpatient services. Genesis Medical Center, Davenport has been recognized at the top-ranked community hospital in Iowa twice - 2014 and 2015 -- by U.S. News and World Report Best Hospitals.

About the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®

The Magnet Recognition Program® administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the largest and most prominent nurses credentialing organization in the world, recognizes healthcare organizations that provide the very best in nursing care and professionalism in nursing practice. The Magnet Recognition Program® serves as the gold standard for nursing excellence and provides consumers with the ultimate benchmark for measuring quality of care. For more information about the Magnet Recognition Program® and current statistics, visit


DAVENPORT, Iowa -- Nov. 24, 2015 -- Thanksgiving means parades, football and overindulgence.

We become conquerors of calories, warriors of the wishbone, special forces of the stuffing.

It has been estimated that we may consume more than 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving.  If we do, we'll know it because our bodies will inform us with  bloating, sluggishness and if we are lucky, a nap.

You don't even have to eat excessively large portions to hit 2,500 calories for the big meal of the day.  Add leftovers later and you can approach or top 4,500 calories.

"The holiday has a tradition of excess that makes us uncomfortable  when we could be enjoying the day with friends and family,'' said Jan Treftz-Allen, manager of health promotions, Genesis Health System. "With a few adjustments, we're going to take in hundreds of fewer calories, we'll feel better physically and we'll have less regret about how we stuffed ourselves.''

Here are tips from Genesis to help you handle the day more comfortably and actively:

* Don't skip breakfast to "save'' calories for lunch.  Eat breakfast and you may not be as hungry when you sit down for the feast.

* Get some exercise. Go for a long walk on the treadmill while you are watching the parades. Go for a bike ride after breakfast or after the big meal.  Take kids and grandkids outside to play.

* Use smaller plates.  There is evidence that indicates people who use smaller plates consume fewer calories.

* Avoid alcohol. These empty calories will only make you feel more tired and possibly less hospitable with guests.

* Skip the extras like the butter, gravy and whipped cream.

* Socialize.  If you are talking during the big meal, you will be digesting the meal more efficiently and you won't feel like eating as much.  Put down the fork and take a break, however you might avoid politics as a topic of discussion.

* Explore what is available and only eat your favorites.  No one will insist that you have some of the "special recipe'' passed down through generations.

If you feel your eating and weight are out of control, the Genesis Center for Weight Management has surgical and non-surgical options for weight loss provided by a team of experts.  For information, go to or call (563) 421-8361.