KNOXVILLE, Iowa – The bouquet of freshly brewed gourmet coffee now greets patients, families and community members as they enter the Knoxville Hospital & Clinics.

Open to the public from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. weekdays, The Coffee Connection West features a host of regular brews, in addition to lattes, espressos, cappuccinos, premium teas, lemonades, and other hot and cold specialty beverages.

Knoxville Hospital & Clinics CEO Kevin Kincaid said, “We want our healthcare center in Knoxville to be a ‘medical home,’ a place where people feel welcome, comfortable and connected to others. We are pleased that The Coffee Connection West has become part of our family and is now serving as a drop-in outlet for coffee enthusiasts.”

The Coffee Connection owner Lori Raymie said, “Our full-service coffee bar at the Knoxville Hospital & Clinics is putting a new spin on the coffee experience. It’s a wonderful place for people who simply want to pick up their favorite drink and go, or spend some time visiting with friends. We also provide a convenient service for individuals who have a family member at the clinic, in the ER, having surgery or in the hospital.”

The Coffee Connection West is a branch of the popular and locally owned coffee shop and restaurant located in downtown Knoxville. Regular customers rave about their eclectic collection of beverages and friendly service.

The trendy coffee bar, with its rich wood exterior and stainless-steel counter tops, was donated by the Knoxville Hospital & Clinics Foundation with the goal of ensuring patients and families are provided a modern and comfortable setting to receive care.

Knoxville Hospital & Clinics invites you to stop by to see the strikingly beautiful coffee bar and let the baristas serve you a cup of your favorite beverage.

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