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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.

Our Mission, Vision and Values

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

Our Leaders

David Schreiner – President/Chief Executive Officer

Linda Clemen, RN – VP/Chief Nursing Officer

Suzanne Ravlin – VP/Chief Legal Officer

Ray Sharp – VP/Chief Information Officer

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

Michael Kittoe, VP/Chief Financial Officer

Our Board of Directors

Chairperson – Lynette Knodle

Vice-Chairperson – Colleen T. Henkel

Secretary – Katie Pratt

Treasurer – Chris Hammitt

Past-Chairperson – Vacant

Member – Rick Curia

Member – Joseph Welty, M.D.

Member – David L. Schreiner

Member – Ray Neisewander, III

Member – David Hellmich

Member – Richard Boysen

Member – Patrick King, D.D.S.