KSB Hospital lost a great friend earlier this week with the passing of Jock Heaton. Jock originally served as a KSB Board Member, and then as long-time legal counsel for our organization. Mr. Heaton served as a mentor for Suzanne Ravlin, KSB Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, for the last few years. A moment of silence was observed at the KSB board meeting on Wednesday.
I don’t know a KSB without Jock. His loyalty to KSB and attention to detail for all issues served us well. His impact was incredibly positive, as was his outlook on life. Always quick with a smile and a compliment, I will miss his sense of KSB and Dixon history.
Abraham Lincoln could have been speaking of Jock when he said this:
“Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. ”
Our community and our organization lost a good man.
To the Heaton Family, from the KSB Family… you are in our thoughts and prayers.