Congratulations to Annette Comstock, Surgery, for being selected the KHC Hero of the Month.

“Annette takes the time to make sure the patients are comfortable. I have seen her take the time with an anxious person to do whatever it took to get her to calm down and relax by bringing her daughter back to her before her surgery. Also, when we have little ones in the department, Annette goes and gets them a toy to make their experience better. She is always there when the staff need something and we never have to worry about it getting done, we know it will,” commented a co-worker.

Other employees nominated in June were: Dixie Smith, Nursing; Rhonda Lewin, Clinic; Kristen Pearson, Administration; Ann Fee, Pleasantville Clinic; Cindy Abel, Nursing; Kristy Bennett, Clinic Admissions; Chris Forst, Lab; Alayna Hegwood, Surgery; Crystal Counts, Clinic; Lauren Plum, Physical Therapy; and April Roland, Business Office.

The employees at Knoxville Hospital & Clinics are Committed to You. Through the organizational mission, vision, and values they perform exceptional work with quality and compassion. The KHC Hero is chosen monthly based upon the employee’s adherence to the values of service, passion, integrity, reliability, innovation, and team work. The employees at KHC are not only committed to their patients, they are committed to the values of the organization and the community as a whole.

The KHC Hero of the Month is chosen by their peers for following the Standards of Behavior which are: Appearance, Attitude, Respect, Communication, and Ownership/Accountability.

Knoxville Hospital & Clinics, a Critical Access Hospital serving Marion County and the surrounding area, is dedicated to providing personal, progressive quality health care with compassion.  For more information regarding this release and other happenings at Knoxville Hospital & Clinics, call the Public Relations office at (641) 842-1418 or visit