How do I get a job at KSB?

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KSB Hospital is one of Lee County’s largest employers. A great work environment, outstanding benefits, and the inherent nature of helping others combine to make KSB an attractive place to work. I am frequently asked how to get a job at KSB.  My answer is consistent:  get your foot in the door, even if it means taking a position for which you might be overqualified. My goal is to get the best talent available.  The first criteria is always a reasonable expectation of the individual fitting with our culture.  Patient and family first, lead with kindness, take care of your … Read More

Who makes up KSB Hospital’s board of directors?

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“This ordinance, dated November 1, 1895, stated that the Mayor, with the approval of the City Council, appoint a board of nine women directors chosen from the citizens at large, which would be authorized to accept the donations of money and real or personal property in the name of the hospital.” Some things have changed since that original charter written 120 years ago creating the first board of directors for KSB Hospital. Today’s board is comprised of four women and seven men. And we still accept the donations of money and real or personal property! Here are the dedicated men and … Read More

Welcome to KSB – By Professional Development Group Member Alicia Carlson

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Ever wonder why the friendly faces at Check-In are ALWAYS asking the same monotonous questions and ALWAYS seem to want yet ANOTHER copy of those pesky insurance cards? There is a valid explanation to this tedious rigmarole. A proper Check-In is a crucial component to the success of the billing process. In this day and age, information can change in a heartbeat. In the Patient Access department, we take a proactive approach to staying ahead of the game in keeping with the most up-to-date information. No two accounts are the same, and there is no cookie-cutter way to check in … Read More

Welcome Linda Clemen!

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Linda Clemen, VP/Chief Nursing Officer Today we welcome Linda Clemen, VP/Chief Nursing Officer, for her first day on the job at KSB Hospital.  Linda is working with Carol Gugerty as Carol transitions to her December retirement. Linda comes to KSB Hospital with a notable healthcare career already under her belt.  Linda has worked in nursing in California, New Jersey, Texas, and most recently as executive director of critical care at Iowa Health in Des Moines. Linda has a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a master’s degree in health administration.  She has more than a decade of experience in nurse leadership. … Read More

Hosting a Community Forum

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You may have seen the signs or noticed a tour group walking around the hospital early this morning. The Administrative Team hosted a Community Forum in which local leaders joined us for a 7 a.m. breakfast and discussion of how KSB Hospital can best meet the needs of our community. We were fortunate to hear from government officials, leaders of not-for-profits, business owners, and educators about what KSB Hospital can do to be the best place for patients to receive care and how we can contribute to building strong cities and towns. They shared a great deal of information with … Read More

A New Look (Again & Again)

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Here it is! A fresh coat of paint on The Pulse and a new look to commemorate the 50,000th visitor to this employee-centered blog. You waited a year for this new design, but the idea behind this reconfiguration is that you’ll never have to wait that long again.  This new blog design will get a brand new background every week or so–some will be holiday themed, some will be seasonal, some will relate to a major event or celebration, and some will just be picturesque scenery.  As always, the purpose of this blog is to communicate between all employees. If … Read More

KSB Hospital Welcomes Native American Pathway Project

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We had a unique opportunity last week to host representatives of several Native American groups who are considering a partnership with the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford. As always, our guests spoke with some outstanding physicians and employees and came away with a great impression of the KSB Spirit. Below is a press release with the story. – Dave DIXON, Ill. – Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital welcomed guests from Native American communities in Wyoming and northern California as a part of a joint venture with the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford designed to promote … Read More

Welcome to The Pulse!

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Somehow you found your way here, and I’m glad you did. Welcome to The KSB Pulse. Today signifies day one of an employee-centered blog highlighting all the great things about the people of KSB. I’ll use this space to share stories about What’s Right at KSB. You have some work to do as well. In the right tab is a link to my email. You can also click the comment link found at the bottom of each story. I hope you will take the time to share great stories and, most importantly, your thoughts and ideas on what we can … Read More