My first experience in a hospital setting was in Morris, Illinois in 1983 as a summer intern at Morris Hospital. My goal was add to my academic work as a health education major at Eastern Illinois University in that hospital’s Physical Therapy Department.
What I ended up doing for the summer was cleaning whirlpools.
What I learned was that I loved the hospital environment and wanted to be a part of it.
Fast forward to 1989 and my first position at KSB Hospital. I was hired to be the Supervisor of Medical Imaging. It didn’t take me long to get a feel for the amazing people that made up the KSB Family.
That hasn’t changed.
In 1989 KSB had 350 employees. Today it has near 1,000. It’s been exciting to be a part of that growth, and I feel a profound responsibility to continue the success of the past, albeit in a much different State and Federal healthcare environment.
Dixon has accepted my wife, Stephanie, and I as members of the community. We have had the opportunity to serve our church, schools and community agencies over the last 26 years. Being recognized as the Dixon Citizen of the Year in 2007 remains one of the greatest honors of my life.
The best days for KSB remain ahead of us. I am committed to making KSB a Top 100 hospital. Regardless of whether your yardstick is quality, patient satisfaction or cost, there is no reason to leave home to receive world-class healthcare. That happens every day here at KSB Hospital.
Our patients and their families deserve nothing less.
It’s a true blessing to wake up every morning and be excited about coming to work… and I’ve never been more enthused than I am today about what our KSB Family can do for the community that needs us so much.