Published on June 26, 2013

Jackson County Regional Health Center Extends Affiliation With Genesis Health System

The Jackson County Regional Health Center Board of Trustees on Tuesday night approved a three-year extension of the affiliation agreement with Genesis Health System.

Jackson County Regional Health System first became affiliated with Genesis Health System on July 1, 2010.

Under terms of the existing agreement, Genesis has provided JCRHC with management services, including information technology support; medical staff support services; and, quality and patient safety improvement programs, among other management and consulting services. Curt Coleman continues to lead JCRHC as administrator under an employment agreement with Genesis Health System.

“We are very pleased with the relationship we have developed with Genesis Health System over the past three years and look forward to continuing and strengthening that partnership in the future,’’ said Kevin Burns, chairman, Jackson County Regional Health Center Board of Trustees.

Genesis President and CEO Doug Cropper said patients served by Jackson County Regional Health Center have benefited from the relationship.

“The affiliation with Genesis Health System has been a step forward for the region served by Jackson County Regional Health Center,’’ said Cropper.  “Genesis has demonstrated its commitment to the long-term futures of critical access hospitals like Jackson County Regional Health Center.

“The people of Jackson County have benefited through improved access to health services; enhanced quality and safety; and, improved access to specialist physicians.”

“We know that whenever possible, patients would like to remain close to home for their care. Our affiliation with Genesis Health System has allowed Jackson County Regional Health Center to provide more services and additional surgical options,’’ said Curt Coleman, administrator of Jackson County Regional Health Center.

Genesis has expanded urology, obstetrics/gynecology and general surgical services to Jackson County Regional Health Center.

Jackson County Regional Health Center has also been able to upgrade its
communications and information technology through the affiliation.

About Jackson County Regional Health Center

Jackson County Regional Health Center opened its doors on May 16, 1950 as the county’s only hospital. It was founded as the result of a community vision to create a modern, full-service hospital to meet the needs of Jackson County residents and the surrounding area. That vision holds true today as JCRHC strives to meet the ever changing needs of the people it serves. Today, Jackson County Regional Health Center is a 25-bed Joint Commission accredited critical access hospital offering a wide range of inpatient, outpatient, emergency and community health services.

About Genesis Health System

Genesis Health System, its affiliates and partners offer a continuum of health care services for a 12-county region of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois. Our affiliates include: Acute and tertiary hospital care at Genesis Medical Center, Davenport and DeWitt, IA and at Genesis Medical Center, Silvis, IL, and Genesis Medical Center, Aledo, IL; home health and hospice services through Genesis VNA and Hospice; Genesis Workplace Services, including occupational health, employee assistance program and wellness services for employers and their employees; the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House; senior living facilities offering rehabilitation and long-term care; Genesis Health Group, with nearly 170 primary care physicians and specialists; the Genesis Quad Cities Family Practice Residency program; Genesis Psychology Associates; three Convenient Care clinics; and Genesis Home Medical Equipment. Partners include Genesis Medical Park, Crow Valley and Spring Street Surgical Center, Davenport and Genesis Imaging Centers. Genesis manages Jackson County Regional Health Center, Maquoketa, IA. Genesis is one of the largest employers in the Quad Cities region with more than 5,000 employees.

For more information, visit our Web site at www.genesishealth.com.

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