Name it!

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I asked Aaron Fox to share some information on a new project we’re undertaking in 2012. It doesn’t have a name yet, but if you read through this post, you’ll see that’s where you come in. – Dave  Aaron Fox, Director of Safety and Property Management Beginning in 2012, KSB Hospital will launch a new initiative designed to “enhance the health of our community”, as our mission calls us to do.  This initiative, which you’ll help name, will work with community agencies, schools, and local employers to offer wellness services throughout our service area. These services include things like blood … Read More

Hosting a Community Forum

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You may have seen the signs or noticed a tour group walking around the hospital early this morning. The Administrative Team hosted a Community Forum in which local leaders joined us for a 7 a.m. breakfast and discussion of how KSB Hospital can best meet the needs of our community. We were fortunate to hear from government officials, leaders of not-for-profits, business owners, and educators about what KSB Hospital can do to be the best place for patients to receive care and how we can contribute to building strong cities and towns. They shared a great deal of information with … Read More

Home Care Department In Perfect Health

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Increased heart rate, rapid respiration, instant perspiration… signs of a heart attack, or did IDPH just show up to inspect your department?  Katie Van Stedum, Director of Home Care/Hospice, shared some details: KSB Home Health Care was surveyed by the Illinois Department of Public Health the week of August 8. The surveyors were with us for four days. During that time, they reviewed several patient charts and looked at our policies and the organization as a whole. They also did six home visits with nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy and a home health aide. The surveyors were very positive about … Read More

Dixon Main Street Lunch & Learn

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  I have the pleasure of bragging about all of you and the amazing work you do this week at a community presentation for Dixon Main Street at their monthly Lunch & Learn. I thought you might be interested in a sneak preview of my notes: · CEO transition on April 1. I became the 23rd CEO since 1897 · Community’s first choice for health services · Focus on the Patient Experience · Completion of a 30,000 sq. ft., $16 million addition scheduled to open in September. Open house Sept. 18 · The new addition brings the total of KSB … Read More

Summer Fun

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Oh the weather outside is…HOT! It’s the middle of July and we’re all sweating under the heat and humidity of summer–and the forecast doesn’t promise much relief. But despite the heat, summer is a pretty enjoyable time of year. The kids are out of school, community festivals happen every weekend, sweet corn is ready to eat, and the sun shines well into the evening. We all have our own favorite part of summer. Dr. Strom shared these photos of Dr. Tarsha “weeding his beloved carrots”  and enjoying the fresh summer air and sunshine. What’s your favorite summer event or activity?  … Read More

Secretary of State Jesse White Visits KSB Hospital

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KSB Hospital Recognized for Participation in Organ Donations Click here to view a collection of photos from the event DIXON, Ill. – Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital hosted Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White Wednesday for a luncheon, tour, and press conference in recognition of organ donation participants. KSB Hospital took part in a comprehensive organ donation procedure in January, including a rare heart procurement. “We were honored to host Secretary White. It was a great opportunity for us to recognize the excellent work that our physicians, nurses, and staff do on a daily basis,” said Rick Curia, Chairman of the … Read More

Relay for Life Raises $82,000 to Battle Cancer

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I invited Julie Mann to share a story of how KSB Hospital and our employee family participated in a community fundraiser. Julie was the team captain for the “Keeping Special Birthdays” team, one of two KSB affiliated teams. Thanks to all who participated and all who donated! – Dave Julie Mann, VP/Administrative Services Many KSB employees, friends and family turned out for a successful Relay for Life event Friday night, which raised more than $82,000 to help researchers find a cure for cancer.  Due to the threatening weather the event was held indoors at the Dixon High School gym. However … Read More