Dr. Alla Gives Back to Quad Cities Health Care

Dr. V.R. Alla, who came to the Quad Cities nearly 30 years ago with little money but big dreams, is giving back to the communities where he and his family have seen those dreams fulfilled.

Dr. Alla has made a commitment of $5,000 a year over the next 10 years to fund an annual nursing education program at Genesis Medical Center, Illini Campus in Silvis. Dr. Alla's commitment was made to show his appreciation for bedside nurses.

The inaugural event was held April 16 at Illini. Kathleen Vollman, M.S.N., of Detroit, is a nationally recognized critical care nursing specialist who talked with an audience of 100 nurses and primary care providers about the forces of change in health care and the role of nurses in improving patient safety all over the country.

The education events will be held on an annual basis with a purpose of articulating what nurses contribute to health care and presenting nurses with the latest evidence to ensure positive patient outcomes.

"Dr. Alla's generosity will benefit Illini nurses for years to come, and by making educational opportunities like this available to nurses, we are also better able to serve patient needs," says Steve Goebel, Development Officer, Genesis Illini Foundation.

Dr. Alla is a nephrologist who established the Quad Cities Kidney Center with one location in 1981. There are now offices in Moline, Rock Island, Davenport, Geneseo, Bettendorf, Aledo, Silvis and Dixon.

Dr. Alla's centers provide dialysis for 315 people in the region and kidney-related care for about 800 additional patients.

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