KSB Hospital takes time during the first week of December to host our annual employee meetings. Our team travels to the Dixon Theatre and provides our KSB family with a review of the current year and a look ahead to the next.
During my portion of the presentation I took the opportunity to express my frustration. I had stood before this group last year at our employee meetings and shared that there is no active affiliation activity. I have been transparent with this message at quarterly employee forums, at meals with the administrators, in our newsletter as well as on this blog.
I repeated the message this year.
KSB is not closing. We are not merging.
In fact, KSB has added skilled, personable physicians in 2015. Dr. Johnson, Dr. Fulton, Dr. Palmer, Dr. Shaker, Dr.Sorenson, to name a few.
KSB has hired a seasoned, experienced Chief Financial Officer in Tony Evers. Our organization is currently supporting 14 registered nurses working their way towards Bachelor’s Degrees. KSB’s Board of Directors offered me a contract extension that I have accepted. The administration will be taking a 2016 budget that includes $4 million in additional net revenue that is based on increased activity in the second half of 2015 as KSB’s physicians embrace our +2 initiative to increase access for our patients.
These are the things successful health systems do.
I begin every day by asking myself the question “how can we best serve our patients?”.
With our team members comprising the KSB family, I look forward to continuing to meet that challenge in the years ahead.