Congratulations to Sherrilyn Nikkel, Nursing, for being selected the KHC Hero of the Month.

“Sherrilyn went above and beyond for a patient whose medication had been denied twice by insurance.  The patient was leaving for vacation the next day and did not know what she was going to do without her medication.  Sherrilyn was on the phone for an extended amount of time and at 6:30 pm was able to get this covered so the patient could pick up her medicine before 7:00 pm when the pharmacy closed,” commented a co-worker.

Cindy Pettyjohn, Clinic, was also nominated in November.

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