KSB After Dark, by Nursing Coordinator Jill Scheffler

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At KSB Hospital, like many health care settings, having staffed to work the night shift is crucial to maintaining quality patient care. While working the night shift may not appeal to all nurses; some thoroughly enjoy the setting. According to Navigate Nursing, 30 percent of nurses work the night shift and choose it for greater personal flexibility or higher pay compared to daytime jobs. Nurses claim calmer floors, increased patient-oriented care, and the opportunity to practice more autonomously as reasons for choosing to work overnight. Have you ever wondered what happens on the night shift at KSB Hospital? Do you … Read More

Practice Makes Perfect – KSB leads Illinois in CPR Initiative by KSB Volunteer Coordinator Grace Crowe

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Candace Lawson works on her infant CPR skills Acronyms are a common thing in the healthcare industry. A lot of the things that we do as healthcare professionals have an acronym attached to it. Even our job titles are in the form of acronyms, RN, CNA, MD. One exciting acronym, RQI, has made its way to KSB – also an acronym. RQI, Resuscitation Quality Improvement, is a new way to teach CPR skills to our staff. KSB is one of the first in the state of Illinois and across the nation to adopt this new technology-driven way to teach these … Read More

“All of you work together in a team effort…”

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Below is a letter I receieved from a satisfied patient who noticed the teamwork of our nursing staff. The kindness and compassion you showed him helped heal him and brighten his outlook. Thank you for all you do. – Dave KSB 4 & 3 Floor RN’s, LPN’s & Personnel:  Words and adjectives become trite in adequately expressing the sense of peace, trust, and gratitude I experienced during my recent illness under your skilled and knowledgeable care.  All of you work together in a team effort – no apparent petty jealousies – you do many tasks cheerfully that perhaps are not your responsibilities. You treat … Read More

“Thank you for your wonderful staff and doctors on 4th Floor”

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Every day many of you deal with unique and unpredictable clinical situations. We received this letter from a patient describing how she went from visitor to patient and had an excellent experience in both settings. Thank you to all who bring professionalism and compassion to the unique challenges that arise each day. – Dave To the administration at KSB Hospital:  I know people are always ready to write a letter to complain about their time at the hospital and too many times the good parts are never told so this is the reason for this letter.  On Friday, July 13, … Read More

Dr. Reckamp Leads By Example

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Great patient care begins with great physician leaders. Here’s a note from House Supervisor Donna Sandoval that describes how helping hands help lighten everyone’s load. – Dave  Dave, Tonight was an exceptionally busy night. ER was full and busy adapting to their new computer system and the Med/Surg floors were equally busy with a large number of admissions. Dr. Reckamp took notice and jumped right in to help. He took the initiative of personally bringing his patient up to his room from the ER. While he brushed it off and said “its not that hard”, the point was that he … Read More

Med/Surg Gets A Compliment from Anita Dunphy

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I received this note from House Supervisor Anita Dunphy: Martha, In the past week I have been asked to visit two different patients. Both of these gentlemen absolutely raved about the care they received while patients on the Med/Surg floor.  They said the care is wonderful, but what they find hard to believe is the caring, positive attitudes always displayed by everyone they came in contact with.  One patient said he has been in eight different hospitals in his lifetime and cannot believe the difference in the care and atmosphere that he finds here at K.S.B.  He added further that … Read More