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

Dr. Lewis shares AMA letter: Physicians are not providers: An open letter to the AMA and medical boards

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KSB Hospital’s Dr. Don Lewis is one of the most well-read, “big thinker” individuals I know.  Recently he shared this letter to the American Medical Association that presents an interesting perspective on our physician friends and colleagues: Dear AMA and state medical boards, The last few years have been a period of unprecedented change in the world of health care. The need to reign in costs, expand access, and ensure higher quality care — all at a time of rapid medical and technological advancements — has changed innumerable aspects of the practice of medicine. Throughout this, one common theme has … Read More

Dr. Yeager set for ‘Meet the Masters’ broadcast

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I have some exciting news to share this morning. Our own Dr. David Yeager was invited for an interview on Meet the Masters, a national medical talk show. Check out the information below to listen to the broadcast. Congratulations to Dr. Yeager!  -Dave American Society of Podiatric Surgeons Chair Dr. David Yeager will be on Meet the Masters next Tuesday, December 17 at 9 PM EST.  To listen to Dr. Yeager’s broadcast please visit www.PodiatricSuccess.com and register for free.  From the Podiatric Success website:  Meet the Masters is the leading information forum for today’s dynamic Podiatric Medical and Surgical profession … Read More

Remembering Dr. Khan

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To the KSB family, We begin this new week with heavy hearts following the sudden loss of our own Dr. Rifaqat Khan in a tragic accident on Friday afternoon. Of course, our thoughts and prayers are with the Khan family as they grieve. Our first concern is to offer sympathy and support to Dr. Khan’s family. In accordance with the family’s wishes and religious customs, a visitation was held Saturday and the burial service took place Sunday. With this unexpected tragedy and the timing of the services, we made our best attempt to share the information as it became available. … Read More

Dr. Rifaqat Khan

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The entire KSB family is saddened tonight by the sudden loss of our own Dr. Rifaqat Khan, who died earlier today in a boating accident on the Rock River. Those of you who had opportunity to work with him know that he was an amazingly astute clinician who was passionate in his care for his patients. Outside of the Hospital, he was a man of diverse interests who made a great friend to many of his fellow staff members. As the shock of today’s loss has yet to wear off, there are few details available regarding any funeral or memorial … Read More

Pack The Park!

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Several years ago Dr. Iyer came to me with an idea.  He wanted to offer to his patients and the community the opportunity to get some exercise and talk about their health.  Fast forward to Saturday, April 14. Dr. Iyer will finally see his dream become a reality.  Beginning at 7 AM at Lowell Park he will host the first of his Walk With a Doc programs. If you can’t make it Saturday Dr. Iyer will be there every week.  He believes in this.  You can find more information on The OC about how to participate. See you Saturday morning!

KSB Hospital – Mt. Morris Clinic

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In the latest edition of “you heard it here first”, I invited Kevin Marx to share some exciting news regarding the Mt. Morris Clinic. This will be shared with the public at a press conference on Wednesday, August 31 in Rockford. Until then, you have some insider knowledge. – Dave Kevin Marx, VP/Chief Practice Officer KSB Hospital and the KSB Medical Group have a strong ongoing relationship with the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford, primarily through our Dixon Rural Training Track residency program. We’re excited to expand that partnership through a new arrangement at the Mt. Morris … Read More

Introducing… the KSB Hospitalist Program

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I invited Dr. Tim Appenheimer to explain the Hospitalist program which launches next Monday.  With this new program, our goal is to efficiently use physician and staff time in order to improve patient care and satisfaction. – Dave You have almost certainly heard reports that KSB is preparing to implement a hospitalist program. You probably have a general idea what this means, but I would like to give you specifics regarding how a hospitalist program will look here at KSB. The first stage of the KSB Hospitalist program will become real on Monday, October 4. On this date, two physicians–Dr. … Read More

Dr. Iyer Makes The Most of EHR

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We hear a lot about electronic health records, but what does it mean day-to-day in physicians’ offices? I invited Dr. Iyer to answer that question and tell us what Practice Partner means to him. – Dave Click here to watch the video from a KSB computer Dr. Laxman Iyer is an advanced and efficient Practice Partner user.  Hear why electronic health records are important to him–and how technology helps make KSB Hospital:  

Welcome to Dr. Anand Patel, General Surgeon

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I invited Kevin to share some good news from the KSB Medical Group.  Physician recruiting is a long and competitive process, and we’re pleased to add a great physician to our team. – Dave Kevin Marx (VP, KSB Medical Group) KSB Hospital, along with the community that we serve, have been extremely fortunate for the long tenure of the General Surgeons on our Medical Staff. Drs. Deets, Strom, and Powers have spent their entire professional lives with us, and individually built solid clinical reputations. It is impressive to consider the number of patients that each of these physicians has encountered … Read More