Maggie Young sent me the following note: Hi Dave, Roy Tylkowski and Sandra Harshman are our second shift X-ray/CT technologists. I see them quite often when called in. These two never hesitate to help and are always cheerful. For example, I came in to do a V/Q scan that Roy attempted to do a CT PE study on. This patient was in extreme pain and nothing we did could comfort her. When Roy came in to help me her attitude changed. He was absolutely wonderful! His patient skills were awesome! I had never seen him around a patient, and was … Read More
Here’s a note recently received by Dr. Michael Imler: Dear Dr. Imler: I wish to comment on my recent eye surgeries. You call it cataract surgery, I call it a miracle You and your staff were friendly, courteous, and certainly professional. I hope you will pass my comments on to your employees. Thank you Dr. Imler. Congratulations to Dr. Imler and his Staff on a job well done!
I received this note from Anne Noble describing a heart-warming series of events that took place in KSB’s Emergency Department. You won’t find this on any satisfaction surveys or quality reports, but actions like these are what separates KSB from other providers. Dave, The Rewards and Recognition Committee recently reviewed Star Cards that had been given during the month of May. We were particularly impressed with information that was written on Star Cards for 6 Staff Members and thought it may be something you would like to highlight on the OC under “What’s Right at KSB.” Kathy Keller wrote on … Read More
Dave Schreiner, Tim Broos, Beth McLane, and Deb Didier With five years under her belt as an Administrative Assistant, Beth McLane has gradually grown into her role working for both KSB Chief Financial Officer Deb Didier and Chief Information Officer Tim Broos. Now Beth is being recognized for her work by being named Employee of the Quarter for the fourth quarter of 2009. Beth received her award at a special presentation in the Cafeteria last Friday. “Beth has done an outstanding job as the CIO/CFO assistant,” Tim Broos said. “Her knowledge and efficiency with the computer are unsurpassed. Beth has … Read More
I heard Carol tell the following story at our Patient Satisfaction bi-weekly meeting and just had to pass it along. Congratulations to everyone involved! -Dave Over the past few days I have had the privilege of working with both the evening and night shift. It was an impressive experience. It is obvious that all units are staffed with experts. Everyone is knowledgeable and professional. An unexpected patient care issue occurred on both shifts. Everyone involved jumped right in knowing their roles and doing their work in a most professional manner. The outcome in both situations was positive with patients … Read More
Just this morning I read a quote on the topic of health reform from Maryjane Wurth, President of the Illinois Hospital Association. Mrs. Wurth commented “Incentives are moving from quantity to quality and from volume to value.” Quantity to Quality. In days past (OK, maybe its years past!) we were paid on a piecemeal basis. The more work we did the more we got paid. Eat what you kill. That compensation method does not necessarily apply today. KSB’s largest payor source is the government, including both federal and state. Mandated levels of quality in specific disease categories are required for … Read More
Good morning Carrie, Just thought I would take a minute to let you know what a positive impact you made on one of our phase 3 patients with your recent lunch and learn. Jim told me today that after listening to you, he made some dietary changes. Within 2 weeks his blood pressure has dropped significantly and he is feeling better. He is very encouraged and plans on keeping up the changes. “I just followed what she said.” Once again thank you for your work on that lunch and learn. Your work certainly made a difference in our patients! Sincerely, … Read More
TO: KSB Hospice Dear Friends: I am the daughter of (name withheld for confidentiality). We had the privilege of meeting with several individuals from your organization over the past week. My brother, John, and I were in the ER in Dixon with Mom on Thursday morning, March 25th when Dr. Powers told us we needed to consider Hospice and that there was just no longer any hope for overcoming her health issues. We called Hospice on Saturday the 27th. Our meeting with them was scheduled for Monday the 29th but Mom slipped so quickly that they came to our … Read More