CARING FOR THE COMMUNITY
Beloit is known for many things – dining, shopping and recreation, to name a few. Beloit also is a city to turn to when it comes to the best in healthcare. With 1,600 employees, including a strong team of experienced physicians, Beloit Health System is the largest employer in Beloit, and many of the organization’s staff call Beloit home.
“Physicians who have decided to join the health system are some of the most highly trained in the country. They have a passion for quality care and possess a personal touch,” says Tim McKevett, President and CEO, who lives in Beloit and has been with the organization for 30 years. “Being in the Beloit community allows them to treat their neighbors. That’s what makes it special.”
Two of Beloit Health System’s 140 staff physicians and providers, Dr. Neel Karne and Dr. Alice Townshend, have shared about their experience in choosing and living in Beloit.
Dr. Neel Karne | “I’m doing something that matters.”
Dr. Neel Karne joined Beloit Health System in 2013, after completing his residency in Syracuse, New York. The surgeon considered opportunities in Texas, New York, and Missouri, before choosing to come to Beloit, where he can perform everything from general to oncology surgery.
Dr. Karne and his wife, Radhika, also find Beloit to be a safe community to raise their two young children. The family enjoys volunteering for Meals on Wheels and the Salvation Army, sampling various restaurants and attending special events. “Overall, I find the people in the Midwest to be extremely friendly,” Karne says. “Living in a smaller town like Beloit, it’s a great feeling running into patients in the community that you’ve treated. It gives my children a chance to know what I do, and why I might be on call or gone at night. I’m doing something that matters.”
Dr. Alice Townshend | “In a smaller community, my patients are forever grateful for their care.”
Dr. Alice Townshend, an ophthalmologist at Beloit Health System, can relate to Dr. Karne’s experience in Beloit. She came to Beloit 19 years ago from Chicago and didn’t plan on a long stay, but grew to appreciate Beloit and its diversity. “It’s really a nice community, and we’ve made many good friends,” says Townshend, who along with her husband, Steve, and two children, enjoy dining out, golfing and riding the bike trails. “In a smaller community, my patients are forever grateful for their care. I get to know certain patients that I’ve treated for many years. In a larger city, I might not get that opportunity.”
McKevett agrees. “Everything patients need is right here in their own backyard, with the quality that is as good as or better than larger metropolitan areas,” he says. “It’s that connection and personal touch makes Beloit Health System unique.”
Learn More About Beloit Health System
Beloit Health System includes a 350,000-square foot hospital that sits on the east side of town next to the main clinic. The system has 12 locations including seven outreach clinics: Beloit Hospital; Beloit Clinic; NorthPointe Health and Wellness Campus – Roscoe, IL, Occupational Health, Sports, and Family Medicine; the Beloit/UW Cancer Center; Riverside Terrace and NorthPointe Terrace assisted living centers and outreach clinics in Clinton, Darien, Janesville, and the West Side Clinic in Beloit that offer comprehensive care that includes pediatric care, women’s health and adult medicine.Back To The Beloit Experience