Mar 18, 2013
Evolving from “sick care” to Community Wellness
Here’s a letter I recently sent out to our Board of Directors, a group of KSB employees, and community leaders regarding our ongoing Community Health Improvement Project.
I want to thank you for your continuing support for KSB’s Community Health Improvement Project. Beginning in 2012 you have allocated resources that have allowed us to serve a wide-ranging demographic in the communities we care for.
We are making a difference. Operation Move To Win has resulted in over 2,000 lbs. of weight lost in the first two months. That means less chronic disease and healthier families. We have visited schools in all of our communities. We are partnering with employers across the Sauk Valley.
This article tells a story of a Big Hairy Audacious Goal of a community not unlike ours: Eliminate Heart Attacks.
I will be working with our Medical Staff, Board, Administrative Team, Employees, Local Health Departments and Community Leaders over the next several months to find and define our dream.
KSB Hospital is beginning an important evolution from “sick care” to “community wellness”. This represents a clear course of action consistent with our strategic dream (it’s not a strategic plan anymore) and aligned with a national agenda that is becoming increasing louder.
I want to hear your big ideas. I want your input. I look forward to the journey.