The Board of Directors at KSB Hospital is comprised of individuals who act as public trustees and help KSB fulfill its mission of serving the healthcare needs of the community.
One of the ways we support that mission is by establishing a multi-year Strategic Plan for organizational growth and development.
The healthcare industry is undergoing significant change. Perhaps more than at any time in American history, hospitals and healthcare providers are facing new regulations, new challenges, and a new system of delivering and paying for care.
As the Affordable Care Act is implemented, KSB Hospital will make every effort to educate local businesses and patients on the changes they’ll encounter. We’ll work to negotiate with insurance providers to include KSB Hospital in network coverage and ensure that local patients can access healthcare services as they always have.
We’ll also look ahead to potential changes in healthcare delivery and payment models. KSB Hospital must look for strategic partnerships and affiliations as we strive for solid footing in a changing field. We’ll also review and consider participation in new payment models like Accountable Care Organizations and Medical Homes.
While the world around us may be uncertain, we’ll redouble our efforts to make KSB Hospital the best place for patients by making KSB the best place for employees and physicians to work. It’s the people that make KSB special, and we won’t lose sight of that amid industry changes. We’ll also continue our commitment to supporting the community through the employment of hundreds of local residents, the continued investment in capital projects, and significant outreach and education to the entire community
KSB Hospital has served the community since 1897, and along with my fellow members of the Board of Directors, we’ll work to ensure that we meet our mission into the future.