Celebrating Dr. Lawless

The KSB Family lost one of our greatest professionals Sunday with the passing of Tom Lawless, OD.  Dr. Lawless served the Dixon community as an optometrist for over 4 decades, joining KSB Hospital in 2010.

After being elected to the Board of Governors for the American College of Healthcare Executives my first call was to Dr. Lawless.  I asked his opinion on serving on the national level, recognizing that Tom is a respected figure throughout the country in his field.

His advice was insightful.  He told me working in Dixon gave him a unique opportunity to know his patients.  “Being from a rural, Midwestern community is an advantage.  Tell  your story and be yourself.”

I appreciated that advice then, and I do now.  Dr. Lawless was always himself, and that was one amazing person.

The Lawless family is in our thoughts and prayers.


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