KNOXVILLE – Congratulations to Deb Lefler, RN—Emergency Department, for being selected the KHC Hero of the Month at Knoxville Hospital & Clinics.

“I was hurting, nauseated, and worried about my dog and truck—and I was pretty crabby to everyone. Deb instantly had that look in her eyes and I knew right away that she really cared about me, even though I wasn’t nice. She called around and made arrangements for everything. Everyone should be like her and learn from her! She’s sweet and perfect,” read her nomination from a patient.

Deb will be in the running for KHC Hero of the Year in May 2019.

The other employees nominated in July were Zach Scott, Katelyn Clark, Miles Anderson, Elaine Dralle, Shantell Schneider, and Terri Archibald.

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