KNOXVILLE – Congratulations to John Gotta, Facilities, for being selected the KHC Hero of the Month.

“When we received a tornado warning on our phones, John took the initiative to evacuate patients and staff to safe areas. During this time, other sources stated warning was only a severe thunderstorm. I think John second guessed his decision to disrupt business, but it turns out he was right and it’s better to be safe than sorry,” commented a co-worker.

Other employees nominated in December were Sherry Sneller, Administration; Rosie Reid, Nursing; and Jennifer Strobel, Nursing.

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