Genesis Health System | Celebrating 150 years of service to our community. - Genesis Health System

For 150 Years, We've Been In This Together

  • 150 Years of Genesis Health System

    Mercy Hospital in Davenport, IA, around the early 1900s.

  • 150 Years of Genesis Health System

    A plaque dedicated to the East Moline Women's Club thanks them for their contribution in building Illini Hospital. Located in Silvis, the hospital opened in 1968.

  • 150 Years of Genesis Health System

    An aerial shot of the original DeWitt Community Hospital which opened on April 14, 1952.

  • 150 Years of Genesis Health System

    Workers begin the task of constructing a hospital in Aledo, IL. Mercer County Hospital opened on Jan. 22, 1950.

  • 150 Years of Genesis Health System

    Illustration of Pavilion I, an addition made to the original Mercy Hospital building.

  • 150 Years of Genesis Health System

    A photo of St. Luke's informational book from 1970.

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For 150 years, we've been in this together. Whether it's delivering your first child or comforting a loved one through grief's sorrow, we've been together for life's most consequential moments. Our history stretches into the roots of Quad Cities; but, most importantly, our roots are shared by those that live within our community today.

Our story begins with the same mission that drives us today: to provide compassionate, quality health services to all those in need. That mission compelled the Sisters of Mercy to open a Davenport hospital in 1869; the mission has driven communities across the Quad Cities to open hospitals in DeWitt, Silvis, and Aledo.


Genesis exists to provide compassionate, quality health services to all those in need.


For 150 years, we've partnered together to make our community a better, healthier place. We want to celebrate that partnership.

That's why throughout 2019, Genesis will host several public events in recognition of our 150th anniversary. Because you're such an important part of our story, we hope you'll join us.

Our History

Our History Timeline

Our history is filled with both challenges and triumphs. But all the while we've remained committed to serving our mission.

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Upcoming 150th Events

150th Anniversary Events