In 1869, the predecessors of Genesis Health System gave birth to the third community hospital west of the Mississippi. Nearly 150 years later, we continue to grow, building relationships with generations of families, contributing to the community, broadening services throughout the Quad Cities region, and bringing new heights of excellence in health care.
Today, our system of health-care services is a 10-county, bi-state region of the Quad Cities metropolitan area and the surrounding communities of Iowa and Illinois. But when it comes to clinical capabilities and quality, we exceed those geographical limits. We have earned distinction as a three-time Top Ranked Community Hospital in Iowa and 14-time winner of the Most Wired award for technology. As part of our ongoing patient safety journey, we achieved zero serious safety events in fiscal year 2017 to be in the top 1 percent of the nation for patient safety.
Meanwhile, as we grow, we never forget our mission to deliver compassionate, quality health services to all those in need. Over time, that has transcended into a very personal bond with the community we serve. We remain the Quad Cities only locally owned and operated regional health care system. That longstanding relationship brings our patients the assurance that health care decisions impacting our area are made by people who live and work in the same community that they do.
Genesis Health System and its affiliates offer a full continuum of care, including preventive, primary, acute and tertiary hospital care; home health and nursing home care; hospice; rehabilitation and long-term care. Our affiliates include: Genesis Medical Center, Davenport; Genesis Medical Center, Silvis; Genesis Medical Center, DeWitt; Genesis Medical Center, Aledo; Genesis Medical Education Foundation, Visiting Nurse Association, and GenVentures Inc. Genesis Health Group is the region's largest multi-specialty provider group with more than 200 providers and 40 clinic locations, several Convenient Care locations, and the Genesis Quad Cities Family Medicine Residency program.
Genesis is committed to minimizing health care costs, enhancing the range and quality of services offered, and improving access to care for all those in need. Our affiliates bring together more than 665 licensed beds, 700 physicians, 5,000 staff members and hundreds of volunteers to serve our community.
The evolving health care environment will certainly change in the years ahead, but our commitment to the region will remain the same -- to provide compassionate, quality health care to all those in need.
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