KNOXVILLE – Congratulations to Dawn Bender, Nursing-Med/Surg., for being selected the KHC Hero of the Month at Knoxville Hospital & Clinics.

“There have been several times that I’ve had to call Dawn in from a much-deserved low census day to cover in another department or to just come in for a few hours. Dawn’s attitude in these situations has been nothing but extremely positive. She could have very well shown negativity, but I have never once seen this from her. She always puts a positive spin on unfortunate situations at work and in her personal life. The last time that I had to call her in for just a few hours, her response was, “well, I’m up and awake, I’m in town and I can get my grocery shopping done before I go home”. Her positivity is exemplary!” read her nomination.

Dawn will be in the running for KHC Hero of the Year in May 2020.

The other employees nominated in June were Veronica White, Amber Anthony, and Christina Walter.

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