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About KishHealth System

KishHealth System, based in DeKalb, IL, is a community-owned health system with facilities in DeKalb, Sandwich, Sycamore, Plano, Genoa, Hampshire, Waterman, and Rochelle, including the Physician Group, a multi-specialty practice with over 40 healthcare providers with several office locations. Kishwaukee Hospital, located in DeKalb, is a 98-bed replacement hospital that opened in October 2007. Valley West Hospital, a critical access hospital in Sandwich, became part of the health system in 1998. In addition to the two hospitals, the health system provides hospice, home health, behavioral health, and cancer care services. In 2011, the Joint Center opened at Kishwaukee Hospital, and in 2013, a Spine Center was added. Also in 2013, a new patient wing was opened at Valley West Hospital. The 13-member KishHealth System Board of Directors is appointed and members serve voluntarily without compensation.


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Our Mission

We are the cornerstone of health care for the communities we serve - the first choice for service, comfort and safety. As a community-owned health system, the Kish family unselfishly commits to excellence, education and innovation.

Our Vision

At KishHealth System we are committed to making this the best place for our employees to work, the best place for our physicians to practice and, most importantly, the best place for our patients to receive care.

Our Values

Quality, Community, Integrity, Service, Stewardship

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