May 22, 2013
The Culture of KSB
Culture: the set of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that characterizes an institution or organization
I have experienced several events over the last week that have made me think about KSB’s organizational culture.
One of my favorite days of the year is the meal we do for our employees for Hospital Week. It’s great to see all of us together and celebrating the care we provide to our patients and their families.
I have been fortunate to sit in on several training sessions for eSOAR, our new computer platform that will go live June 1. I’m impressed with the optimism and can-do flavor of the sessions. We all know this will be tough. It will stress our patience and our time-management skills… however we can do this.
And finally, I listened to our physicians at a Medical Staff Executive Committee. I wish all of you could hear the dedication and thoughtful questions that come from this group. These doctors donate their time to make KSB a better place for patients to receive care. Dr. Myers serves as Medical Staff President. I’m proud of them and you should be as well.
I’m excited about the culture we have at KSB. It’s going to be tested over the next month as eSOAR changes the way we do business. We’ll react just like we have since our doors opened in 1897… by taking care of the patient.
KSB’s culture is defined be each of you, and any time we rely on KSB employees I like our chances for success.