Published on September 23, 2013

Genesis Announces Hospital Renaming

Genesis Health System announced Sept. 23 its medical campus in Silvis, Ill., is undergoing a name change.

The campus, previously known as Genesis Medical Center, Illini Campus, is being renamed Genesis Medical Center, Silvis. The campus includes the 150-bed hospital, the Larson Center office building, and, senior living and rehabilitation facilities.

“It’s a small change. It doesn’t change who we are,’’ said Flo Spyrow, president of Genesis Medical Center, Silvis. “There is a legacy of 40 years of serving the region and that won’t change.’’

Ken Croken, vice president of communications and business development, Genesis Health System, said the renaming will create uniformity in naming of Genesis facilities.

“We’ll have better consistency in naming our hospitals and by rebranding as Genesis Medical Center, Silvis, we’ll also have a locator point, Silvis, for patients and visitors,’’ Croken said. “We are following the same guidelines used in naming Genesis Medical Center, Aledo and Genesis Medical Center, DeWitt.’’

Illini Hospital opened in November, 1968 as a community hospital serving Rock Island County. The hospital became part of Genesis Health System in 1996, creating the area’s first bi-state integrated health system.

Genesis Medical Center, Silvis serves the health and wellness needs of patients throughout the Illinois Quad Cities. The campus employs more than 800 people and more than 300 physicians have hospital privileges.
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