Care You Need, When You Want It. KSB Increases Access to Patients through Extended Hours and Additional Weekend Appointments.

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Care You Need, When You Want It. KSB Increases Access to Patients through Extended Hours and Additional Weekend Appointments.   KSB Hospital knows that giving an outstanding patient experience requires providing more than just world-class clinical care. Not only do we want our patients to receive high quality care, but it’s important patients be seen when they want it, and need it. That’s why KSB Hospital has been working to expand clinic operation hours to entice new patients and make it more convenient for current patients to get an appointment. “It’s tough when you work full time Monday through Friday,” said … Read More

10 Minutes is All it Takes to Save a Life

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I have countless reasons to be proud of Team KSB and the miracles that happen here every day.  Following is an especially exciting example of just that type of herculean effort.  Thank you to everyone that played a role in the event.  Special thanks to KSB’s Grace Crowe for coordinating the day.  Grace authored the recap below. Dave   KSB Volunteers recently teamed up with the American Red Cross, Delete Blood Cancer, and the Woodward/Bond families to show our support for a sweet little girl, Greer, who is fighting Leukemia. Greer is embarking on a new round of treatment to prepare … Read More

My own personal Super Bowl

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Super Bowl 50 is about a week away; players achieve their life-long dream of competing at the highest level of their profession. My Super Bowl happens the last Wednesday of every month. I get to play in my Super Bowl twelve times a year. You see, my Super Bowl is the KSB board meeting. This monthly gathering is a chance for me to share the great work the KSB Family is doing and ask for feedback and suggestions on moving our organization forward. KSB Hospital is blessed with a board that strongly believes in the concept of leading strategically and … Read More

Goodbye 2015… Hello 2016!

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New Year’s provides us all a chance to think about what we’ve been through, where we are today, and what lies ahead for the coming year. Some things change dramatically over time, but our core principles remain. Here at KSB, our job today is as it has always been: to provide the best possible care for our patients. No two patients are the same. Some encounter KSB in a doctor’s office, some in the Emergency Department, and some during a hospital stay. Regardless of the setting, when a patient enters our doors, they’re looking for competence, compassion, caring, and respect. … Read More

Partnering to provide world-class healthcare

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“The best partnerships aren’t dependent on a mere common goal but on a shared path of equality, desire, and no small amount of passion.“  KSB Hospital’s mission is to restore, maintain and enhance care by providing superior care now and in the future. We have a long history of expanding the care we provide by partnering with other organizations. Northern Illinois Home Medical Supply, with retail locations in Dixon as well as Sterling (pictured above) along with The Northern Illinois Cancer Treatment Center are examples of partnerships between KSB Hospital and CGH Medical Center. I wrote in this space earlier … Read More

Putting my John Hancock on a new beginning

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There are numerous parts of my job as President and CEO of KSB Hospital that are very cool. Few are as off-the-charts fun as signing the birth certificate of newborn babies whose mom has chosen us as the place to begin a new life for her son or daughter. Historically, the birth certificates at KSB received a stamp with the CEO’s name. That didn’t feel right to me. Now, I sit at my desk and sign my name to the welcome mat for a brand new baby boy or girl to our wonderful community. I consider it a tremendous honor when … Read More

Better late than never; but never late is better

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Forbes published this article titled ” 5 Minutes Early Is On Time; On Time Is Late; Late Is Unacceptable”. I’m part of the fraternity that experiences a visceral response to being late. It is completely unacceptable to me when I’m late and I have no latitude for others, especially those that practice habitual tardiness. What we do is important, and showing we care by arriving on time gets things started in the right way.

Healthcare Reform: A Local Approach To A National Debate

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“An interdisciplinary healthcare approach orchestrated in a caring, coordinated manner is doable and achievable, within our grasp and ultimately within our budget through evidence-based interdisciplinary prevention strategies and true care coordination with an emphasis on improving outcomes along with the overall patient experience.” Well now… that seems easy, doesn’t it? What is easy is investing just 6 minutes and 45 seconds to gain a better understanding of the healthcare debate in our country. Give it a shot by clicking here to watch this video. As you can see, healthcare reform is certainly not easy, but it is achievable. Hospitals and … Read More

My (Long) Commitment to KSB Hospital

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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 … Read More