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Genesis’ future in the Quad Cities

Leaders at Genesis Health System are working to grow across the area.

DAVENPORT- Leaders at Genesis Health System are working to grow across the area.

We had Breakfast With...President and CEO Doug Cropper Thursday, December 7 on Good Morning Quad Cities. Genesis has six hospital campuses across the Quad City area, two in Davenport, one in Silvis, one in Aledo, one in DeWitt, and one in Maquoketa. Cropper says the hospital will continue to work with other organizations in the future.

"We'll see if other organizations are interested in joining us that are still independent," Cropper said Thursday. "I'm not going to speculate who those might be, but in addition to that, health care is becoming much more outpatient, much less focused on hospitals."

Cropper says Genesis will continue to build out its new health plex in West Davenport by the Walmart. He says you'll see more buildings like that soon as opposed to hospitals, and the future of healthcare is in neighborhoods where it can house 20 to 25 physicians in one building.

"It's a hospital without beds," Cropper said. "It has urgent care. It has imaging. It has labs. It has therapies, and it has doctors, and if somebody needs to be hospitalized, obviously they can be hospitalized here or Silvis or elsewhere."

Cropper says Genesis is trying to reduce the number of days people are in the hospital. Genesis has six hospitals and two health plexes throughout the Quad City area.

Thursday, December 14th, Good Morning Quad Cities is having "Breakfast With..." Ray Forsythe, the City's Planning and Development Director.

Forsythe is going to join us live during Good Morning Quad Cities to tell us about all the projects we can look forward to in 2018.

If you have any questions/comments for Forsythe, click on the link here.