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