Celebrating Dr. Lawless

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The KSB Family lost one of our greatest professionals Sunday with the passing of Tom Lawless, OD.  Dr. Lawless served the Dixon community as an optometrist for over 4 decades, joining KSB Hospital in 2010.

After being elected to the Board of Governors for the American College of Healthcare Executives my first call was to Dr. Lawless.  I asked his opinion on serving on the national level, recognizing that Tom is a respected figure throughout the country in his field.

His advice was insightful.  He told me working in Dixon gave him a unique opportunity to know his patients.  “Being from a rural, Midwestern community is an advantage.  Tell  your story and be yourself.”

I appreciated that advice then, and I do now.  Dr. Lawless was always himself, and that was one amazing person.

The Lawless family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Dave

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