Enter now to win Cubs tickets!!!

Here is a chance to win a set of four tickets to see the World Champion Chicago Cubs in a game this upcoming season.

Between now and Monday, January 23rd at 5:00 PM I will be accepting answers posted online to this question:

What is one thing people don’t know about KSB Hospital?

This can be a statistic from your department, a service offered to our customers, a resource that might be available… anything at all that you are creative enough to think of. You don’t have to be a KSB employee to win.

On Tuesday, January 24th one random name will be drawn from everyone that submits an idea and that person will win the tickets. Simply leave a reply below to be entered.

Ready… Set… Go!!!


  • Laura
    Posted at 09:31h, 17 January Reply

    There are often same day appointments available for many tests that we can schedule for as long as they do not need an insurance Preauth.

  • Capt Al
    Posted at 10:16h, 17 January Reply

    KSB has an extraordinary Board of Directors and the best Administrative team in North Central Illinois. (just sayin, I don’t have a need for the Cubs tickets) 🙂

  • Shannon
    Posted at 10:18h, 17 January Reply

    KSB has numerous committees such as the Patient Experience Committee, which is dedicated to improving patient well-being, and an Employee Wellness Committee to provide health improvement opportunities for our staff

  • Zachary Hill
    Posted at 10:19h, 17 January Reply

    The Information Systems department at KSB assists over 1,200 staff members and on average receives over 125 phone calls per day.

  • Jay Walden
    Posted at 10:21h, 17 January Reply

    That all departments interact together to create a personal patient experience. And that we truly are proud to be there for their medical needs.

  • Jean Suneson
    Posted at 10:30h, 17 January Reply

    KSB is affiliated with many of the larger hospitals to offer expanded services such as OSF in Rockford and Peoria, Swedish American and Rockford Memorial, Mercy Health.

  • Wendy Allen
    Posted at 10:32h, 17 January Reply

    Many people are unaware of Perspectives and the many helpful items that they can help KSB employees with.

  • Vicki Todd
    Posted at 10:38h, 17 January Reply

    KSB offers affordable payment plans, or for those who qualify, financial aid is available for your billing needs

  • Teresa Shroyer
    Posted at 10:39h, 17 January Reply

    KSB has a great catering service from their cafeteria, which is excellent!

  • Brandie Miller
    Posted at 10:40h, 17 January Reply

    We provide physical therapy services at commerce towers, Polo, Oregon, Amboy and Immediate care location 4-5 days a week.

  • Lacy Renner
    Posted at 10:42h, 17 January Reply

    KSB medical imaging is offering a variety of interventional radiology procedures performed by OSF ST Anthony doctors.

  • Courtney
    Posted at 10:44h, 17 January Reply

    KSB is committed to its employees by encouraging the nurses to obtain higher degrees and helping them pay for it.

  • Vicki
    Posted at 10:51h, 17 January Reply

    KSB offers numerous scholarships to help individuals further their careers.

  • Tim broos
    Posted at 10:58h, 17 January Reply

    Pretty sure Carl Maronich (big Cubs fan, BTW) came up with “It’s the People!” … still sticks today!

  • Joann Smetters
    Posted at 11:04h, 17 January Reply

    It’s amazing to me how many people in Dixon and the surrounding area still don’t know that KSB has a family medicine residency program. They are a great group of residents and will make great family medicine physicians.

  • Melanie Cain
    Posted at 11:26h, 17 January Reply

    KSB Rehab offers PT at the Polo, Amboy and Oregon Clinics as well as Commerce Towers and Immediate Care.

  • Skyler McCoy
    Posted at 11:33h, 17 January Reply

    KSB Oregon clinic offers Sinissippi support on every Monday.. with this Amy is able to help patients with many areas of life such as: skills development, connections to community resources, a referral for professional counseling, assistance with employment search and readiness, arranging transportation for medical needs, assistance finding housing, and emotional regulation/ coping support. If Amy’s services are needed on a day other then Monday we send a referral to her and she calls them on Monday to see them or arrange anything she can for patient, if Amy is here the day the patients is, she will see them right after the pt’s office visit if she and pt are able.. it is very useful and a great addition to our KSB Oregon clinic!
    Skyler McCoy

  • Ashley cox
    Posted at 11:48h, 17 January Reply

    That the ksb cafeteria always has great food for great prices

  • Courtney
    Posted at 12:03h, 17 January Reply

    Pediatrics offers Saturday appts every other weekend, and will be offering opposite Saturday’s soon!

  • Ashley Cox
    Posted at 12:08h, 17 January Reply

    Ksb cafeteria has great food for great prices

  • Robert Dunbar
    Posted at 12:27h, 17 January Reply

    Our Gift Shop isn’t just for patients and KSB employees; and it runs specials all the time.

  • Kristin Helton
    Posted at 12:32h, 17 January Reply

    Part of being happy and healthy isn’t just physical health, but also spiritual and emotional health. KSB not only offers a variety and medical services, but also provides counseling and sessions with a psychiatrist through our Behavioral Healthcare Outpatient services. A new year can mean a healthy and whole, new year.

  • Judy Bell
    Posted at 12:40h, 17 January Reply

    In the ICU, the monitor can be adjusted for several languages. Judy Bell, The Sauk Valley Sun

  • Alissa Kirchner
    Posted at 12:56h, 17 January Reply

    KSB Speech Therapy offers speech, language, swallowing, feeding, voice, fluency, and cognitive evaluation and therapy for individuals birth to adult. We often perform tests in conjunction with physicians, such as radiologists and ENTs. We also work closely with dietary and occupational therapy. Our scope of practice is much broader than our title suggests! (:

  • Anne Hilliard
    Posted at 12:57h, 17 January Reply

    KSB had an all female board for longer than it’s first seven decades.

  • Skyler McCoy
    Posted at 13:19h, 17 January Reply

    KSB Oregon clinic has Sinissippi services with skills development, connections to community resources, a referral for professional counseling, assistance with employment search and readiness, arranging transportation for medical needs, assistance finding housing, and emotional regulation/ coping support.

  • Lane Fellows
    Posted at 13:23h, 17 January Reply

    May of 1895 Solomon Bethea purchased land for $3500 and gave it to the city of Dixon to establish a hospital in the memory of his wife Katherine Shaw Bethea.

  • Skyler McCoy
    Posted at 13:24h, 17 January Reply

    KSB Oregon has Amy with Sinissippi(social worker), who offers MANY services on Mondays in our clinic that our patients benefit greatly from.

  • Vicki Leigh
    Posted at 14:00h, 17 January Reply

    KSB will soon be debuting a new outpatient wound care clinic which will add another much needed service to our community. The clinic will provide services by a wound certified nurse and our top notch physicians.

  • Michelle Becerra
    Posted at 14:07h, 17 January Reply

    What is one thing people don’t know about KSB Hospital? Is that my brothers daughter mila was born during the World Series and my brother was going crazy watching the cubs win and watch his beautiful daughter be born !! Happy aunt!thanks to all those nice nurses that made my brothers stay a happy ending !i don’t want the tickets for my self but I would love to give my tickets to die hard fan that is my brother jerry !!

  • Andrea Cook
    Posted at 14:10h, 17 January Reply

    Nine women made up KSB’s first Board of Directors in 1895.

  • Shannon
    Posted at 14:34h, 17 January Reply

    KSB has numerous committees such as the Patient Experience Committee which is dedicated to the patients well-being, and the Employee Wellness Committee that provides health improvement opportunities for our staff!

  • Megan Scholl
    Posted at 14:50h, 17 January Reply

    KSB has a dedicated team of volunteers who donate over 9000 hours of their time to our patients and staff each year!

  • Renee
    Posted at 15:02h, 17 January Reply

    The Patient Access department of KSB consists of ’36’ employees. We are the smiling faces and voices you see and hear; upon arriving for registration, scheduling your appointments and testing, certifying insurance and directing your calls at our switchboard.

  • Luke Herbert
    Posted at 15:03h, 17 January Reply

    Since opening our doors last June, our pharmacist-managed Anticoagulation Clinic has had over 100 patients referred and has conducted over 600 patient visits. Our clinic pharmacists are dedicated to excellence in patient care and safety!

  • Geoff Vanderlin
    Posted at 15:55h, 17 January Reply

    Great dietary department. They have provided the Post House Community Center with nutritious meals for our congregate diners on days when our regular supplier has not been able to reach us due to weather. Always with a smile.

  • Shannon Van Drew
    Posted at 16:02h, 17 January Reply

    I had an MRI done and then surgery…. the doctor himself called me with my MRI results and then called me several times after my surgery to check on me! VERY IMPRESSIVE

  • Christi Langeler
    Posted at 16:09h, 17 January Reply

    That we now have Tele psych Psychiatry with extended hours

  • DeAnna McKenna
    Posted at 16:34h, 17 January Reply

    That coffee is free all day long every day

  • Judy Dissinger from housekeeping.
    Posted at 17:23h, 17 January Reply

    KSB gives back to the community and it’s employees. Such as KSB Community Wellness, Cub’s tickets, United Way, Caring Friends and YMCA and so on and so forth. Thank you.

  • Linda Hellmich
    Posted at 18:12h, 17 January Reply

    Outpatient Behavioral Health offers evening hours for counseling

  • Michelle White
    Posted at 21:25h, 17 January Reply

    The KSB Rehab department has a Zero Gravity treadmill. Great for people with gait problems or decreased weight bearing.

  • Monica carter
    Posted at 22:21h, 17 January Reply

    Something a lot of people are unaware of is it’s great staff!!

  • amy
    Posted at 04:55h, 18 January Reply

    the OB department provides outstanding personal care, beyond what larger hospitals are able to offer

  • Michelle White
    Posted at 07:39h, 18 January Reply

    The Physical Rehab department has an Alter G treadmill (anti-gravity) for those with gait problems or decreased weight bearing.

  • Michael Sarno
    Posted at 08:38h, 18 January Reply

    The KSB rehab services has three very unique machines I wanted to highlight. We have a work simulator called the BTE which helps our industrial rehab client return to work faster and helps to simulate specific job duties required in that transition. Secondly, the AlterG is a unique treadmill allowing the therapist to reduce the body weight of the client which allow for decreased pain while walking or transitions the client to walking earlier in his/her rehab. It also has applications for runners to train while nursing injuries. Lastly, the NeuroCom balance center help treat and diagnose client with reduce balance to streamline treatment to the balance system that is compromised. There are also sporting applications as well.

  • Amanda Tilton
    Posted at 09:03h, 18 January Reply

    KSB Townsquare Center Lab is open for evening hours on Monday’s, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

  • Stacey Dinges
    Posted at 09:12h, 18 January Reply

    The Diabetic Center does a free sugar screening the first Tuesday of every month from 8am to 9am!

  • Jennifer PiIlars
    Posted at 09:15h, 18 January Reply

    The Sleep Lab at KSB is open during the day for testing also, and will accommodate nightshift workers. So patients can test during normal sleeping hours. The staff in the Sleep Lab loves to see new faces :)!

  • sylvia rogers
    Posted at 09:16h, 18 January Reply

    KSB Hospital was the first to start the paramedic class in the area.

  • Janet Becker
    Posted at 09:36h, 18 January Reply

    Foot and Ankle now offers Saturday appointments

  • Bailey Wallingford
    Posted at 09:49h, 18 January Reply


  • Linda S Setchell
    Posted at 10:11h, 18 January Reply

    A little known fun fact – dietary cooks approximately 140,400 slices of bacon per year. Of which Chuck eats 2,080 slices per year! 🙂

  • Marie Tilly
    Posted at 10:33h, 18 January Reply

    The emergency department currently has many open RN positions available.

  • Melanie Rick
    Posted at 11:04h, 18 January Reply

    Our family medicine residency program (The Dixon Rural Training Track,) receives over 1800 applications each year for only 2 positions!

  • Pam
    Posted at 11:37h, 18 January Reply

    KSB Hospital provided financial assistance to 970 patients last year

  • Melissa Wagner
    Posted at 11:48h, 18 January Reply

    KSB has a Volunteer Care Clinic that is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-5pm that helps the under-insured in Lee Country get the healthcare and medicine they need.

  • Pam Shore
    Posted at 11:59h, 18 January Reply

    Patient Financial Services has 312 years of service within the department and handled 1,180,407 accounts last year.

  • Lucy
    Posted at 12:47h, 18 January Reply

    Although KSB Home Health Care Dept. has normal office hours of 8a-4:30p M-F, there is always an on-call RN available to our HHC patients 24/7, 365 days a year.

  • Jeff White
    Posted at 12:59h, 18 January Reply

    Did you know that the KSB physical therapists have a combined 140 years experience? And that the physical therapist assistants have a combined 121 years experience?
    – Jeff White

  • Melissa Wagner
    Posted at 13:48h, 18 January Reply

    KSB Hospital and Commerce Towers have a free Valet service Monday-Friday 8am-5pm.

  • Vicki Revenig
    Posted at 13:53h, 18 January Reply

    The Oregon Clinic has a new Physician Assistant on staff, Angie Danielson! Welcome Angie!

  • Jessi West
    Posted at 14:59h, 18 January Reply

    KSB Hospital has a beautiful Mother’s Room located on the 3rd floor for mothers needing to nurse or pump. The room is available for both guests and staff.

  • Rachel Hunt
    Posted at 15:44h, 18 January Reply

    KSB posted 667,921 payments.

  • Krista Hobbs
    Posted at 15:47h, 18 January Reply

    This year the Holly & Avis Campbell Surgical wing of KSB Hospital will celebrate 25 years of serving our community.

  • Kathy Uphoff
    Posted at 17:02h, 18 January Reply

    PFS processed over 377,000 claims in 2016 and posted 667,921 payments last year

  • Alan
    Posted at 18:26h, 18 January Reply

    The Orthopedic department has the best physicians and offers the highest quality services in this area.

  • Andy Accardi
    Posted at 20:04h, 18 January Reply

    KSB Doctors volunteer to help provide medical coverage for high school football games. Dr. Welty has been volunteering at Newman High School for more than 15 years.

  • Krista Wagenknecht
    Posted at 21:01h, 18 January Reply

    KSB rehab services include aquatic therapy at the YMCA once a week. Aquatic therapy has a number of benefits including speeding the recovery process, boosting muscle performance, and decreasing both acute and chronic pain.

  • Emily Wagner
    Posted at 03:27h, 19 January Reply

    I found out, as an employee, you can have payments for your KSB bills automatically deducted from your pay check. This made things so much easier for me.

  • Helen
    Posted at 08:41h, 19 January Reply

    KSB is a great place to work!! The staff have a collaborative approach to patient care that creates a friendly atmosphere.

  • Tim Fisher
    Posted at 08:54h, 19 January Reply

    KSB Behavioral Healthcare accepts patient’s from beyond the Sauk Valley area.

  • allison martinez
    Posted at 10:09h, 19 January Reply

    KSB has an internship program for nursing that lets you work in all the different areas of the hospital so that you get a well rounded experience.

  • Deb Ohlwine
    Posted at 10:11h, 19 January Reply

    KSB has 8 transcriptionists with coverage from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. during the week and 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. on the weekends.

  • Jamey Postlewaite
    Posted at 10:32h, 19 January Reply

    Environmental Services cares for appx 400,000 sq. ft. daily with 37 employees. Maintains 3.2 man hours per thousand sq. ft. Customer satisfaction runs in the mid 80%. We manage over 1 million dollars in expense budget yearly and always come in under the expectation.

  • Jane Chronister
    Posted at 11:50h, 19 January Reply

    Lori Ward not only does a fantastic job in the print shop/mailroom she also occasionally cover the courier job driving in the A.M. That girl puts a lot of miles on.

  • Lindsay Coppotelli
    Posted at 13:24h, 19 January Reply

    Town Square lab is open until 7P.M. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

  • Kara Benhoff
    Posted at 13:35h, 19 January Reply

    KSB Hospital laboratory is open to outpatients on Saturdays and Sundays, any time of the day/night. Instead of registering on the first floor in Outpatient Services, the patient will register in ED and the phlebotomist will come to you!

  • Ashley Seabold
    Posted at 13:36h, 19 January Reply

    KSB Oregon Clinic offers the services of 2 Physicians, 1 Nurse Practitioner, 1 Physicians assistant, Laboratory, X-Ray, and Physical Therapy…. We are a 1 stop shop!!!!

  • Tabatha Near
    Posted at 14:15h, 19 January Reply

    We offer warm blankets to patients when you visit the Endoscopy Department

  • Tina
    Posted at 15:01h, 19 January Reply

    That our employees go above and beyond each day to make sure the patient is always given exceptional care. I believe KSB employees are caring and chosen for their exceptional skills and caring ways. I personally know this working daily for an phenomenal physician myself, and seeing the caring and truly spirited ways our staff interacts with the patients. I am proud to be a part of such an amazing team!

  • Deb Ohlwine
    Posted at 15:15h, 19 January Reply

    KSB has 8 transcriptionists with coverage during the weekdays from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. and on the weekends from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.

  • Rita Sholders
    Posted at 08:07h, 20 January Reply

    Employees not only help people at KSB. They also volunteer hours and hours of time to Alzheimer’s, Perunia festival, cancer, historic Dixon theater,, Ms,and other countless organizations. They are to be commended for helping all these organizations.

  • Chris Schaver
    Posted at 10:06h, 23 January Reply

    In 2016 KSB endoscopy performed 1,287 colonoscopies.

  • nancy lohse
    Posted at 11:31h, 23 January Reply

    When a pt schedules a test, they don’t know how many departments and people it takes. People behind the scene, like ins precerters, medical records, techs, radiologists, schedulers, techs, nurses, drs, register clerks, lab techs. So many people who have to work together.

  • Judith McKinstry
    Posted at 14:11h, 23 January Reply

    The most beautiful view of Dixon & the Rock River is from the 4th floor sun porch of KSB. The sun porch was a wonderfully healing idea on the part of the designors of the Hospital on the Hill.

  • Maureen Eccles
    Posted at 14:31h, 23 January Reply

    That there is a book about how KSB began, Read RELENTLESS, ENVIOUS DEATH is a double biography telling of Katherine’s relatives (the Campbell Shaws) and Katherine’s battle with tuberculosis. The book explains how their direct shared experience with one of the most feared diseases of their day and their love for each other led them to create the lasting gift of KSB Hospital as a legacy to Katherine and to Solomon’s parents.

  • Shannon
    Posted at 16:37h, 23 January Reply

    Patients of KSB are offered a 10% discount if they pay their balance in full within 30 days after receiving their first statement. KSB Employees are also offered payroll deduct so their monthly payments are directly taken out of their paycheck.

  • Dave Lohse
    Posted at 16:58h, 23 January Reply

    KSB has an ambulance bay like no other hospital around. Patients are very lucky that they’re not being unloaded out of an ambulance in the extreme weather. On behalf of all the paramedics and EMTs, I would say we are even spoiled to have a nice heated area to unload the patient.

  • Mark Stach
    Posted at 19:49h, 23 January Reply

    KSB Dietary makes really, really good cookies.

  • Jodi Leader
    Posted at 08:47h, 26 January Reply

    KSB has the best employees, who not only assist our patients with every need and comfort, but are also helpful, kind, and patient with the new kids on the block!!!!

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