Genesis crosses divide

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

DAVENPORT, Iowa - Genesis Home Medical Equipment's presence spread into Illinois last month, when the company opened a location on the lower level of a physician's office that's adjacent to the Genesis Medical Center-Illini campus.
The new Silvis, Ill., location is the company's third. Genesis, an affiliate of Genesis Health Systems, has two locations in Iowa--one in another medical center and one that neighbors a grocery store.
"We serve parts of both Iowa and Illinois and, even though there are three bridges that cross the Mississippi River between the two states, it's still difficult for customers to get back and forth," said Kathleen Ganoe, who manages the Davenport, Iowa, location. "This makes it easier."
A licensed clinician who answers questions, dispenses equipment and takes orders for delivery staffs the new location.
Products available include respiratory equipment, ambulatory products, bathroom aids, daily living aids and maternal health products.