Teamwork Enables Smooth Transition

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Carol Gugerty wanted to share this special thank you with everyone who has played a role in the Surgery/ED addition and Open House. Your positive attitude and teamwork did not go unnoticed! – Dave  Carol Gugerty, VP/Chief Nursing Officer I would like to recognize and thank all of the nursing staff who were involved in the opening of our new patient care areas. After the exciting Sunday Open House we got down to the task of actually offering these services to our patients. The new area meant a change in the routine we were most comfortable with from registration to … 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

“We walk because we can!”

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Julie Mann shared this excerpt from an American Lung Association email. Our own “KSB Asthmanauts” are featured for their dedication to improving the lives of those with lung disease. Way to go Asthmanauts! – Dave The KSB Asthmanauts are from the Respiratory Therapy Department at KSB Hospital. This group of Walkers knows how important it is to fight for a better quality of life for those who suffer from lung disease. They are able to see how these diseases affect their patients and their loved ones. Many team members are also affected by lung disease in their personal lives. “We … Read More

Teamwork Shines During Power Outage

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After this morning’s quick and wild thunderstorm, much of downtown Dixon–including KSB Hospital, Commerce Towers, and Town Square Centre–lost electricity for almost four hours.  Of course the critical systems in the hospital have emergency generator backups that allow for normal functioning in places like surgery and the ICU. But many offices and departments were met with darkness, no air conditioning, and computer and equipment outages.  And as many employees noted, one other critical system was also down: the coffee makers. We didn’t have much of an idea how long we’d be without power, so we mobilized several groups of people … 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

Teamwork

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Here’s a good example of cross-department teamwork. Thanks to everyone who lends a hand to provide excellent patient care. – Dave Dave, Recently we had an elderly client on 2-East who needed an IV started for a test. Sharon Miller, RN, Ambulatory Outpatient Services, responded to our call for help. She brought all the supplies for starting the IV with her, knowing that we probably would not have them on hand. Sharon was so gentle and patient with our geriatric patient. She took the time to really examine her arms trying to find the right vein so she wouldn’t have … Read More