Remembering Martha Wilson – KSB Hospital Chief Nursing Officer

Martha Wilson served KSB Hospital for 41 years, ending her career in 1999 as its Chief Nursing Officer.  Martha passed away recently.  Her legacy remains with all of us that worked with her.

I remember Martha for her smile and warm laugh. To me, she represented a “nurse’s nurse”. She cared deeply for the patient as well as the professional nurse.

KSB Hospital was a remarkably different place when Martha began her career in 1958. Imagine the changes our organization has experienced since that time.

As a new Medical Imaging Director, Martha was available, kind and understanding as I learned the “KSB Way,” as she would describe our organizational culture.

For those of you fortunate to work with Martha, what do you remember about her time here at KSB?


  • Sandy Rackow
    Posted at 10:37h, 16 August Reply

    Miss Wilson would round on Med-Surg regularly. You would hear her “corporate heels” on the shiny waxed hallways.You knew all linen had to be off the floor,and all our patients were puffed and buffed and ready for the day. She was our role model for integrity,loyalty,and work ethic.She helped to mold us into the nurses that we are today and we are PROUD to pass it forward!!!

  • Michele Carr
    Posted at 11:21h, 16 August Reply

    I remember Martha as being deeply proud of her nurses and she had a very personal way about her to make everyone around her comfortable. She always took time to make you feel that she cared about you and your family whether it was at work or at the store. I also remember her work as Chair of the Quilt Committee during the Hospital’s Centennial and that Centennial Quilt is still on display representing each of the Hospital’s departments. I think of her each time when I pass by it in the lobby.

  • Sara Marschang
    Posted at 12:40h, 16 August Reply

    This is beautiful. Thank you from Martha’s family.

  • Margaret Marchang
    Posted at 19:19h, 16 August Reply

    What a nice memorial for my sister! The family thanks you.

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