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Kish Hospital is located at One Kish Hospital Drive, DeKalb, IL 60115. Helpful phone numbers for the hospital can be found by clicking here.

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
Values, Quality, Community, Integrity, Service, Stewardship


Kishwaukee Community Hospital is a private, not-for-profit, short term, general acute community hospital. The Emergency Department is staffed around the clock with board-certified emergency medicine physicians. More than 150 physicians on the voluntary, community-based medical staff represent most every specialty. Kish Hospital offers Labor-Delivery-Recovery-Postpartum (LDRP) suites in the Maternity Suites: Ambulatory (day surgery) services; Medical Unit; an intergenerational approach to patient care, including pediatric services and a Child Development Clinic; Special Care Unit, which includes intensive care and coronary care; Surgical Unit; Rehabilitative Services; accredited Cancer Care program; Employee Health Services, Employee Assistance Program, Occupational Wellness and Occupational Medicine.

Kish Hospital is approved by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and licensed by the state for 109 beds. A staff of more than 1,500 (full-time, part-time, and on-call) includes nurses, technicians, therapists and aides. Other services include Anesthesia; Cardiology Lab and Cardiac Rehab; Cardiac and Vascular Interventional Suite; Sleep Disorders Lab; Pulmonary Rehab; Diabetes Education, a fully accredited Laboratory; 64-slice CT scanner; physical and occupational therapy for adults and children; sports medicine; massage therapy; nuclear medicine; ultrasound; mammography and stereotactic breast biopsy; and Pain Management Clinic. Cancer, Diabetes, Caregiver and Quit Smoking support groups meet at Kish Hospital regularly. Community health education and continuing medical education are also offered.

Lifeline, an emergency medical response system, is available for those who live alone by calling (815) 756-1521, Ext. 153395 or x153555.

Healthline Physician Referral for information on physicians and area resources is available at (815) 748-2974.

Kishwaukee Community Hospital is a member of the KishHealth System, which includes Valley West Community Hospital in Sandwich; Hauser-Ross Eye Institute & Surgicenter; Hauser Ross Optical; DeKalb County Hospice; The Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Community Hospital; Community Cares Clinic; KishHealth Family & Specialty Care; and KishHealth Foundation.