There are two hospital "chains" here in the Quad Cities.
The first, and best imho (its where my wife works) is Genesis Health System http://www.genesishealth.com
. There are three Genesis hospitals in the area, Genesis East and West in Davenport, IA and Illini Hospital in Silvis, IL. The two in Davenport have achieved Magnet status.
The second is Trinity http://www.trinityqc.com
. There are also three Trinity hospitals here, Trinity West in Rock Island, IL, Trinity Seventh Street in Moline, IL and Trinity Terrace Park in Bettendorf, IA.
In addition to the hospitals, there are countless nursing homes, doctors offices, etc.
I cannot comment on starting pay at any facility other than Genesis. I believe part of the Magnet requirement was to increase starting wages and it is now at $18.00 per hour, but I'm sure that depends on experience. There are various differentials that are in addition to the base wage.
If there is any information you would like about the Quad Cities please feel free to PM me.