QUAD CITIES-- Genesis health system is working to stop the spread of infection in the hospital.
Delta Dental gave Genesis a grant worth more than $200,000 today. The money will go towards a two-year study on how to improve oral health in patients.
Patients will receive oral hygiene kits. Nurses say a lack of oral health care often leads to more serious illnesses like pneumonia.
The program is expected to be fully underway in February.