KNOXVILLE – Congratulations to Kelli Dunkin, Nursing-Clinic, for being selected the KHC Hero of the Month.

“Kelli is a team player and a kind the go-to girl over at the clinic. She is the kind of personality that draws people; they come to her for answers to problems they have, both work and personal.  I know of patients that ask for her and her provider when they come in because she treats them with dignity and respect, stopping to answer questions and give advice.  She is punctual and stays to be sure matters of the patients are taken care of.  She loves children and goes out of her way to make shots easier and the experience more fun for the little patients.  She is one of the unsung heroes of our facility, always helpful to come up with information, phone numbers, lab results, anything she Cando to make things happen.  She doesn’t like to be in the spotlight but has true integrity, honesty, and the personality to make things fun and enjoyable at work.  Ask anyone that works around her.  She is a gem,” commented a co-worker.

Other employees nominated in February were Stacey Hall, Business Office; Laci Dykstra, Provider; Rosie Reid, Nursing-Med/Surg; Sheryl Woods, Clinic; Sally Clark, Billing/Registration; Elizabeth Hembrook, Nursing-Clinic; Kyley Swayne, Nursing-Clinic; Julie Morris, Lab; Jen Miles, Nursing-Med/Surg.; Jana Schuring, Nursing-Med/Surg.; Veronica White, Nursing-Med/Surg.; Patti L’Heureaux, Nursing-Med/Surg.; and Shantell Schneider, Nursing-Med/Surg.

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