About Us

Our Mission

The mission of Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital is to restore, maintain and enhance health by providing superior care now and in the future.

Our Vision

KSB will be the community’s first choice for health services.

Our Values

Put Safety First

Be a Team Player

Be Respectful

Be Resourceful

Be Accountable

Who We Are

Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital is a not-for-profit, independent healthcare provider located in Dixon, Illinois. We’re known as KSB Hospital, or simply KSB, to our community. We first opened our doors in 1897, when Judge Solomon Bethea gave his entire estate for the creation of a hospital in honor of his late wife Katherine. If you’re a history buff and would like to learn more about our interesting past, head over to our Wikipedia entry.

The world has changed in great ways since we got our start, but our mission of serving the healthcare needs of the community has remained constant. In order to fulfill our mission, Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital has grown and evolved into today’s acute care hospital, our regional network of primary care clinics, and a multi-specialty physician group.  Each year we reinvest in technology, facilities, and our employees in order to continue to meet the changing healthcare needs of our hometowns.

As a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization, KSB relies on the support of generous donors and benefactors. If you’d like to support the health and wellbeing of the community, consider making a donation to Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital. Your generous donation is tax deductible and will be used to continue our 115+ year effort of serving all those in need.



Our Leaders

David Schreiner – President/Chief Executive Officer

Julie Mann – VP/Chief Administrative Officer

Linda Clemen, RN – VP/Chief Nursing Officer

Kevin Marx – VP/Chief Practice Officer

Tony Evers – VP/Chief Financial Officer

Suzanne Ravlin – VP/Chief Legal Officer

Pratip Nag, M.D., PhD. – Chief Medical Officer



Our Board of Directors

Chairperson – Doug Lee

Vice-Chairperson – Lynette Knodle

Secretary – Katie Pratt

Treasurer – Ray Neisewander, III

Past-Chairperson – Colleen T. Henkel

Member – Rick Curia

Member – Joseph Welty, M.D.

Member – David L. Schreiner

Member – Chad Weigle

Member – Chris Hammitt

Member – David Hellmich



The Pulse of KSB

For insight, analysis, and updates on KSB and the healthcare industry, visit www.ksbpulse.com, a blog written by David Schreiner, President/CEO of KSB Hospital, and other guest authors. You can sign up for a weekly email newsletter to ensure you never miss a beat of The Pulse of KSB!

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