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KSB Hospital strives to be the best place for employees to work. If you were in charge, what would you do to help us reach that goal?

  • Leanne Lahey
    Posted at 15:43h, 17 August Reply

    If I were in charge, I would have more luncheons/lunch provided types of meetings, maybe once a month, and have it not be a "fact finding" type of meeting, but rather a way to introduce different people to each other. A lot of times people who work in the hospital don't know clinic staff, and vice-versa. It would be nice to have out-of-department meetings, to discuss how different challenges are met, and how different staff finds the best way to serve their patients.

  • Mark Stach
    Posted at 16:42h, 17 August Reply

    If I were in charge I would allow video poker machines in the cafeteria.

  • Jason Brusky
    Posted at 18:34h, 17 August Reply

    Giving Vouchers to help pay for part of the cost of health related programs like to YMCA memberships, Judo classes, Weight Watchers, etc. to help promote the employee's health.

    Actually I just commented hoping to be the Wonner (couldn't resist the pun.)

  • Menchu Danekas
    Posted at 09:54h, 18 August Reply

    If I were in charge , I will have free Zumba classes for the employees and their families to promote good health and camaraderie .

  • Renee Harkins
    Posted at 17:50h, 20 August Reply

    If I were in charge, there would be fresh flowers at the registration desks.

  • Debbie Cox
    Posted at 18:50h, 20 August Reply

    Great job to Dixon for hosting the recent weekend activities. Everyone did a great job.

  • Jessica Nutt
    Posted at 20:38h, 20 August Reply

    That was pretty sneaky! LOL

    I would build a fitness room for the employees (after all, we are doing a lot of construction!).

    PS- I thought your pun was funny Jason. 🙂

  • Nancy Lohse
    Posted at 17:39h, 21 August Reply

    I think a fitness facility would be great. Ive talked to co workers, who said they would love using it after work. thank you.

  • Menchu Danekas
    Posted at 02:43h, 22 August Reply

    I like that fitness facility too!!!

  • Robert Dunbar
    Posted at 13:13h, 22 August Reply

    Fitness facility–great idea! I think employees would be willing to contribute to furnish equipment; we likely could find lots of fitness equipment resting in our collective basements.

  • Jodi Ziegler
    Posted at 15:54h, 22 August Reply

    If I was in charge, I would tweak the daily huddle to make it more pertinent to our day's work assignments and less propaganda…and salad day would be EVERY day! (..and I'd put in a fitness center so everyone would be happy!)

  • Michael Sarno
    Posted at 16:26h, 22 August Reply

    To help reach the goals of KSB (if I was in charge I would do the following:
    1) help support the frontline as well as possble to provide the best care for the patients. Everytime a clinician has to do a task someone else can perform it takes away from what is important, the patient.
    2) Provide worthwhile work for everyone. Once someone loses that feeling work becomes work and not a lifestyle.
    3) demonstrate appreciation to the employees and physicians.
    4) make the goals transparent…if the employees do not know the expectation it is difficult to obtain the goal
    5) try to have fun!!!

    With that said, KSB is wellcome to create a Google Head quarters type environment for the work place, that might help too!!! LOL

  • Carol Strum
    Posted at 19:19h, 22 August Reply

    I think the idea of a fitness facility onsite for employees to use would be great, and would certainly support wellness!

  • Erin Buchholz
    Posted at 20:05h, 22 August Reply

    If I were in charge, I would add a daycare facility for employee's children. This would make finding a child care center that fit your working hours so much easier!

  • Shari Dixon
    Posted at 13:52h, 23 August Reply

    I would work to improve communication/interfacing between all departments so no one would feel out of the loop.
    Love the fitness center idea too! Sign me up!

  • Billie Jo Lauritzen
    Posted at 15:35h, 23 August Reply

    If i were in charge I would definately see that my employees are wanting a fitness center, so I would make that possible. After all we do promote healthy lifestyles and this is one way to do that. It is a win win for all.

  • Audrey Rowley
    Posted at 17:16h, 23 August Reply

    I love the idea of a daycare facility and workout facility!! I could go for a salad day everyday also. Matter of fact, we were just talking about that yesterday!!

  • Laura Ross
    Posted at 20:52h, 23 August Reply

    I agree with Jodi Ziegler's comment : )

    And to always remember to be open and supportive of employee's/director's/volunteer's concerns, thoughts, ideas, opinions, etc.

  • Brandie Miller
    Posted at 21:06h, 23 August Reply

    If I were in charge….I would open an onsite day care for employees to use. What a great idea to keep our employees driven, loyal and satisfied at KSB. Take care of their children and they will continue to take good care of you.

  • vicki cover
    Posted at 13:46h, 24 August Reply

    I agree with a daycare for the employees that would be very helpful. I also think it would be wonderful to have a fitness center at work. It would promote wellness.

  • Donna Cyrier
    Posted at 20:14h, 24 August Reply

    If I were in charge, I would have salad day at least once or twice a week. I would also alternate days of the week so everyone could enjoy. If your day off is a Wednesday or Thursday you miss out!

  • Dr. Homman
    Posted at 17:27h, 25 August Reply

    KSB Hospital is already a very good place for employees to work. To make us the best? Salad Day every day in the cafeteria, Diet Coke in the fountain dispensers in the cafeteria, a little tiny bit of chocolate on everyone's desk in the morning, and a fitness center would be awesome, although the Y and Nash are both very good. A place to jog or powerwalk during break would be neat. To promote ownership of the "huddle" and make them more useful, perhaps have a rotating person in charge for each department, to come up with content and make it appropriate for our setting.

  • Deb Drengenberg
    Posted at 05:58h, 26 August Reply

    When I am in charge ( notice I said when and not if..don't worry too much Dave)..I would require everyone bike to work one day each week:) OK let's be realistic. When the weather is between 50 and 90 degrees, everyone who lives within 5 miles from KSB or their respective clinics should bike to work once per week. With the money we save on gas, we could open a fitness center with showers (in case we sweat on the way to work), get a Diet Coke fountain in the cafe, chocolate on desks, a place to walk and everyone elses dreams. The leftover money could go to Caring Friends. Thanks for your time!

  • Vanessa Garcia
    Posted at 12:40h, 26 August Reply

    I know it's been stated already a lot – but I'm also in favor of a fitness center for KSB employees. For some of us, work and home mean almost the same thing 😉 Why not have a place where we can go to stay healthy within our KSB family?!

    …and yes. I could use 100 bucks right about now!

  • IS, Doris
    Posted at 21:37h, 26 August Reply

    If I were in charge, I would offer free blood pressure screening once a week to employees and the public.

  • Deb Drengenberg
    Posted at 04:55h, 27 August Reply

    When I am in charge (notice I said when and not if — don't worry Dave, I don't mean in the near future), I would require all employees to bike to work 1 day per week. Ok, lets be realistic. When the temp is between 50 and 90 degrees, all employees who live within 5 miles should bike to work once/wk. With the money we save on gas, we could open a fitness center — with showers so you could shower after you bike:), day care, salad every day, diet coke machine, fresh flowers and all those other requests. The rest of the money could go to caring friends. So, pedal on friends!

  • Jeff White
    Posted at 12:52h, 27 August Reply

    If I was in charge I'd add a fitness facility on premesis. I'd also "bug" the break room – if you really want to know how people feel you have to listen when they don't think you're listening. Oh wait, that part would be illegal. Let's just stick with the fitness facility.

  • Kathy Spong
    Posted at 13:41h, 27 August Reply

    If I were in charge I would add a fitness facility for the employees to use. A daycare would also be a huge added benefit. I think some type of snack bar area in our ancillary areas would also be beneficial for both employees and visitors/patients.I also agree that salad day should be more often and rotate when it is served.

  • Mary Sanders
    Posted at 13:44h, 27 August Reply

    I like Dr. Drengenberg's idea of biking to work at least one day per week if you live within five miles from home. Maybe give away some bikes to promote this activity or have a fundraiser for Caring Friends where you raffle off a group of bikes and raise money for a good cause at the same time.

  • Danielle Olalde
    Posted at 14:37h, 27 August Reply

    I would probably redo the nurses station on unit 1 so we could have a nice area to work in. Also, I would probably want our salad day every day

  • Chad Brinkmann
    Posted at 15:01h, 27 August Reply

    As a promoter of health and wellness, a fitness center would be a nice addition for the employees to use to stay healthy. Healthy lives means less money spent on medical expenses, thereby further reducing the costs of health insurance premiums.

    Also, if I was in charge I'd reduce the frequency of the Daily Huddle to a brief weekly meeting to update staff on important issues and get rid of the redundancy.

  • Melanie Rick
    Posted at 15:55h, 27 August Reply

    If I were in charge, I would have KSB shirts made for all employees with their department name on them, so we could wear them on the same day each week. Maybe for our next Christmas gift?

  • Bill Hudson
    Posted at 16:52h, 27 August Reply

    I agree with the suggestions for a fitness facility. That would be a great bonus for employees and a real positive movement toward promoting better health.

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 20:09h, 27 August Reply

    A fitness center and daycare just makes sense. Also, add fruit and hot shaved chicken to the present salad bar so we can make our own favorite salads everyday.

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 22:22h, 28 August Reply

    A soft serve ice cream machine in the cafeteria would be nice!

  • Karen Suik
    Posted at 16:42h, 30 August Reply

    I think a fitness center for employees would be a great addition. A fitness center would certainly help help the promotion of healthly activities. I also like the idea of fruit and the hot shaved chicken on the salad bar.

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 18:48h, 30 August Reply

    I'd replace the cafeteria ice cream freezer with a soft serve ice cream machine.

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 12:39h, 11 September Reply

    Wouldn't it be nice to have a soft serve ice cream machine in the cafeteria?

  • Sharon Brown
    Posted at 14:44h, 22 September Reply

    Was just wondering with the recent need for "sitters",if there is any way we could set up a program and train and certify people to do this job .When we have numerous patients that need this service it takes our aids off the floor.Maybe we could start something like that and pay minimum wage.Thank You

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 14:24h, 26 September Reply

    An annual KSB Employee Arts & Crafts Fair would be fun. There are alot of talented people around here. It would be interesting to showcase all the handiwork and be able to buy and sell to co-workers.

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