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KSB Infection Preventionist Named “Friend of Public Health”

Annually, in conjunction with National Public Health Week in April, the Lee County Health Department (LCHD) honors an individual or organization with its Friend of Public Health award.  LCHD Administrator Cathy Ferguson explains, “Our department’s mission is to promote and protect health among Lee County residents but we know we can’t do this alone.  We [...]

No Visitors Under 18 Allowed Under New Flu Precautions

Due to the increased incidence of the flu in Illinois, The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is recommending temporary visitor restrictions. Therefore, no visitors under the age of 18 will be allowed at KSB Hospital. We believe these restrictions will help protect patients and employees.KSB has issued the following restrictions until further notice:No visitors [...]

New Partnership at Ashton Family Health Center

ASHTON – The new Ashton Family Health Center, a collaboration between KSB Hospital of Dixon and Rochelle Community Hospital, opens Monday.The new primary care clinic consolidates KSB’s Ashton Clinic, formerly at 707 Main St., with RCH’s Family Healthcare Center at 320 N. First St.“Partnering with Rochelle Community Hospital provides us with the perfect opportunity to continue [...]

Sports Physicals Offered by KSB Medical Group

GET YOUR SPORTS PHYSICALS FOR THE 2013-2014 SEASON WITH KSBWednesday, May 29, 2013Town Square Centre (2nd Street Entrance)$30.00 ~ Make Checks Payable to KSB Hospital(All money collected is donated back to participants’ school.)Preferred Times (No Appointments Scheduled):3:00 p.m. – Dixon High School3:45p.m. – Newman High School4:30 p.m. – Reagan Middle School5:15 p.m.  – All Other [...]

KSB Hospital Shares Founders’ Biographies in New Book

Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital announces the publication of the biographies and stories of KSB’s founding benefactors.  The 208-page volume takes the reader back over one hundred years to a time before Dixon had a hospital and tells of the gift of the hospital to the city and the founders’ experiences with the diseases of that [...]

KSB Hospital in Top 5% for Third Year in a Row

Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital Among the Top 5% in the Nation, Recognized as one of Healthgrades 2013 Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ RecipientsDixon, IL (April 24, 2013) – Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital today announced that is has been named one of a select group of hospitals identified as providing outstanding performance in the delivery of a [...]

Recipe: Chicken Pasta Salad a l’Orange

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.  Makes: 6 servingsIngredients2 ½ cups uncooked bow tie pasta2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast2 celery ribs, thinly sliced1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained1 can (2 ½ ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained1/3 cup fat-free plain yogurt1/3 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise¼ cup thawed orange juice concentrate1 tablespoon white vinegar2 teaspoons sugar¼ teaspoon salt¼ [...]

Top Ten Tips to Lower Blood Sugar

1.) Test, Don’t Guess.To master your blood sugar, you have to know where it is. That means checking 2 hours after meals. Don’t let the high number get you down. At least, you’ve found it and can now address it.2.) Eat your way through the rainbow.By choosing foods from a wide range of colors, this will add [...]

Doctors’ Day: Diverse Medical Group Staff Helps KSB Excel

Nurses have their week and so do hospitals, both of them occurring in early May. It’s only fair that doctors also get their moment in the spotlight.It comes annually on March 30, which is National Doctors’ Day. KSB celebrated the occasion two days earlier, on Thursday, March 28, because of the holiday weekend.KSB recognizes the [...]

David Yeager, DPM, Recognized in National Podiatry Newsletter

David Yeager, DPM, of the KSB Foot & Ankle Center, was recognized in the newsletter of the American Podiatric Medical Students’ Association for his work in creating a Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency at KSB Hospital.“KSB Hospital has everything a student would desire in a residency. We have complete parity at our hospital. We do inpatient [...]