KSB Community Wellness leads health improvement and educational programs throughout the communities we serve. Partnering with local health agencies, schools, employers, and community organizations, it’s our goal to promote healthy lifestyles across the Sauk Valley Area.
Learning to Live Well Lecture Series
Beyond providing expert medical care, KSB is committed to making healthcare education and resources easily accessible to those in our community. The KSB Learning to Live Well Lecture series provides health education on a variety of topics – from preventative screenings to common ailments, and diseases – our health educators want to help you live the best life possible.
Visit our events page to view our upcoming Learning to Live Well offerings.
When it comes to health and nutrition, the food choices we make every day plays a significant role in our overall health and wellness. At KSB, we know that eating right can be a daily challenge and that you may have questions regarding food choices and lifestyles.
KSB’s Registered Dietitian offers a wide variety of nutrition education services to keep us living healthy and happy lives.
The best time to catch a health issue is before it begins. That’s why the KSB Community Wellness department works in coordination with many local organizations to bring free health screenings to our community members.
Blood Pressure Checks
County Market (Dixon) – each Friday from 11:30am – 1:00pm
Rock River Center (Oregon) – the first Tuesday of each month from 10 am – 11 am
Cholesterol and Glucose Screenings
KSB and the Lee County Health Department offer monthly cholesterol and glucose screening. Visit our events page for screening dates.
Community Health Needs Assessment
The mission of Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital is to restore, maintain, and enhance health by providing superior care now and in the future.
But how do we define health? What can we do to restore, maintain, and enhance it? And what health needs can we meet for our community?
The Community Health Needs Assessment is a tool we use to better understand the people we serve. We listen to the needs of people throughout our community, and we look for ways KSB Hospital can play a role in meeting those needs.
In 2016, we conducted our Community Health Needs Assessment in collaboration with the Lee County Health Department. We identified Diabetes, Obesity & Physical Inactivity, and Food Insecurity as the three key health needs of our community that KSB can best address. Click here to find out how we came to that conclusion, and what we’re going to do about it.
For additional information on Wellness services available to you, please call KSB Community Wellness at 815-284-5719.