Here is a chance to win a set of four tickets to see the World Champion Chicago Cubs in a game this upcoming season. Between now and Monday, January 23rd at 5:00 PM I will be accepting answers posted online to this question: What is one thing people don’t know about KSB Hospital? This can be a statistic from your department, a service offered to our customers, a resource that might be available… anything at all that you are creative enough to think of. You don’t have to be a KSB employee to win. On Tuesday, January 24th one random … Read More
In 2017 KSB Hospital will focus on enhancing health for those we are privileged to serve. This enhancement begins with our own employees. We have partnered with a national wellness leader, Healics, to help us move towards enhanced health. Healics is a nurse-owned and operated company that provides coaching, employee wellness programs, and biometric screening to help our staff achieve wellness goals greater than they ever thought possible. This company works nationally with over 500 companies and screens more than 130,000 participants every year. More information can be found at www.healics.com. KSB Hospital employees can make appointments now for the … Read More
When a person is born with the name Velda Fern Lentz, obtaining a nickname becomes a priority. “Rusty”, chosen because of the color of her hair, became her chosen title, and it stuck. Rusty’s hair changed colors so many times when I was a kid that I joked about her being one of the horses in the Wizard of Oz. You get to make those jokes about your mom. Rusty passed away on December 30th, my first experience with losing a parent. I am learning a great deal about how important family, colleagues, parishioners and friends are in the grieving … Read More
The rapid changes occurring in healthcare are only bound to continue. New medicines? Absolutely. Breakthroughs in delivering care? Everyday. One common change for hospitals is the expansion of access to care in an effort to make healthcare easier for patients. New forms of care continue to enter the healthcare industry from mobile health to home health and beyond. One thing I’ve learned from these changes, though, is there are always lessons from those who came before us. And who better to learn from than the man for whom our fair city is named, our very own John Dixon? Mr. Dixon … Read More
Around the halls of KSB Hospital, we often talk about how privileged we are to be able to serve this area and proud of the difference we make. And we like to say that, in appreciation of that opportunity, KSB is a good corporate citizen to Dixon and the other communities we serve. Well, this year we put our money where our mouth is. I’m proud to share that in 2016 KSB Hospital donated more than $184,000 to the non-profits, events, schools, soccer teams and Boy Scout troops that make this such a special place to live. We take our … Read More
As the holidays fast approach us, we all are running around decorating, shopping, wrapping, and baking like crazy people. I am one of those crazy people, trying to organize my life so that Christmas this year is the perfect miracle. Why am I doing this to myself? Well this year I am blessed to spend some of my Christmas Day here at KSB working as many healthcare professional do on the holidays. I am not being sarcastic when I say “I am blessed” to be working on Christmas Day because I get to do what I love “taking care of … Read More
What nice thing can I do for you today? No strings. No catch. I just want to help make your day better, brighter, easier and more joyful. I will do all that I can to make that happen. This can be work or non-work related. I thought this might be a neat way to end the year. Please reach out by commenting on this site.
The Lighting of the Tree at KSB Hospital to begin the Dixon Main Street Christmas Walk and the Commerce Towers Business After Business, sponsored by the Dixon Chamber of Commerce, signify for me that the holidays are upon us. These events present an opportunity for all of us at KSB Hospital to thank the communities and people we serve for supporting YOUR hospital. I feel incredibly blessed to lead such a wonderful organization that makes miracles happen every day. From all of us to all of you, best wishes for a wonderful holiday season!
The KSB Joint Academy is a special class designed to help patients prepare for their total hip or knee replacement surgery. This integrated team approach to patients’ care helps support and guide them through their total joint replacement – from pre-operative all the way through physical therapy. The Joint Academy’s experienced team of orthopedic nurses, physical and occupational therapists, social services, cardiopulmonary and infection control staff members work closely together to ensure patients get the best care possible. “The Joint Academy provides an opportunity for our patients to interact with multiple specialties to ensure they understand their procedure and post-op … Read More
Over the Thanksgiving holiday, I watched college football. Lots of college football. It was Rivalry Week, pairing together schools that have a true dislike for each other. Iowa/Nebraska, Wisconsin/Minnesota, and the granddaddy of all rivalries, Michigan/Ohio State. Television coverage of the Michigan/Ohio State game started a full five hours before kick-off, with the College GameDay crew on the Ohio State campus. The passion of the fans caught my attention. Decked out in red and white and sporting all kinds of signs of their distaste for all things Michigan. The thought occurred to me as to how we maintain that level … Read More