Genesis: Expansion Project to Start This Summer

The Davenport City Council will review more of the Genesis Health System plan for a $140 million east campus expansion project on Wednesday, May 14, 2014.

Genesis needs part of the street vacated on College Avenue, in-between High Street on the south and Rusholme Street on the north. City crews will maintain the right of way on this street though. Therefore, drivers will still be able to get from High Street to Rusholme if they’d like. Genesis officials say that drivers will just have to go through a parking lot to do it.

Genesis Health System showed off drawings for what the expansion project would look like in December of 2013. Genesis will add a seven story tower for more operating rooms and short term care at the east campus. It will be the largest expansion project that Genesis has ever done. The medical group is using a group called IMPACT, a construction and labor council, to help build the project.

“We’re going to be able to expand some of those services and use some more sophisticated equipment,” Chief Medical Officer Joe Lohmuller said in December. “We’ll bring those types of technological advances here even more aggressively than we’ve been able to do.”

Construction should start this summer. The project should be complete in four years. Nothing will be approved at Davenport’s City Council meeting Wednesday. It starts at 5:30 p.m. at Davenport City Hall.

1 Comment

  • Jeanette Byrd

    Do you see the pattern? With each expansion jobs are lost. Now it is an additional 150 jobs being cut. Last time (about 2 years ago) it was 20% of management. For what? To keep up with the Jones’.

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