KSB After Dark, by Nursing Coordinator Jill Scheffler

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At KSB Hospital, like many health care settings, having staffed to work the night shift is crucial to maintaining quality patient care. While working the night shift may not appeal to all nurses; some thoroughly enjoy the setting. According to Navigate Nursing, 30 percent of nurses work the night shift and choose it for greater personal flexibility or higher pay compared to daytime jobs. Nurses claim calmer floors, increased patient-oriented care, and the opportunity to practice more autonomously as reasons for choosing to work overnight. Have you ever wondered what happens on the night shift at KSB Hospital? Do you … Read More

Thought for Today

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Linda Mickelson shared this Vince Lombardi quote with me, and I thought we’d all get something out of reading it as we start our day–even if you’re a Bears fan. – Dave Vince Lombardi once said: “Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all the time thing. You don’t win once in awhile, you don’t do things right once in awhile, you do them right all the time. Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.” Being a professional means bringing your best game to the bedside every day. It means doing the things necessary to make sure that … Read More

Updated: Medical Imaging Q&A

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and as a part of this month’s events, the Medical Imaging Department would like to answer your questions on breast health and screening. If you have a question for the Medical Imaging Department, post it as a comment to this story–and feel free to remain “Anonymous”. Questions and answers will be posted to this story as they come in. “At what age should women start getting mammograms?” The American Cancer Society recommends that screening mammograms begin at age 40, and self breast exams can begin as early as age 20. If however, there … Read More

Patricia Tamez – YOU are What's Right at KSB!

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Here’s a tale of outstanding professionalism for your enjoyment. Hi Dave, I wanted to share a great customer service experience I had recently with an ED visit.  I was in a few weeks ago with my daughter during the wee hours. We needed labs drawn, and an IV, and she was very nervous about that. Never had an IV before, and was scared. Rachel was her nurse, and she did great. It was a busy night, but I never felt like anyone was rushed. The star of the night to me was Patricia Tamez from Lab. By the time we … Read More

Medical Imaging Works Together to Benefit Our Patients

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Maggie Young sent me the following note:  Hi Dave, Roy Tylkowski and Sandra Harshman are our second shift X-ray/CT technologists. I see them quite often when called in. These two never hesitate to help and are always cheerful. For example, I came in to do a V/Q scan that Roy attempted to do a CT PE study on. This patient was in extreme pain and nothing we did could comfort her. When Roy came in to help me her attitude changed. He was absolutely wonderful! His patient skills were awesome! I had never seen him around a patient, and was … Read More