Genesis Medical Center opens HME biz
ALEDO, Ill. – Genesis Medical Center will open Genesis Home Medical Equipment adjacent to a new pharmacy it plans to open Sept. 1. The new pharmacy, to be called Genesis FirstMed Pharmacy, combines three area pharmacies, Stuts Drug Store, Wagner Pharmacy and McKnight Pharmacy, the Quad-City Times reports. “I think as we look at health care across the country and the insurance companies growing larger through consolidation, it makes it tough on independent providers to continue to keep up with those changes and financially to maintain their presence,” said Ted Rogalski, Geneva administrator, told the newspaper. Previously, Genesis Medical Center assumed ownership of the Mercer County Nursing Home in 2013.