KNOXVILLE – Congratulations to Erika Pleggenkuhle, Registration, for being selected the KHC Hero of the Month at Knoxville Hospital & Clinic

“Erika makes herself available to her department by email, text, or phone on a daily basis even when she is out of the office for meetings and/or on her day off. Her character shows she cares about her employees, all hospital staff, and patients she is around. Erika goes out of her way to assist patients as they come into our facility on a day that we have a large schedule or are short staffed. She keeps her staff well informed on charges, such as insurance, doctors that are new to our hospital or leaving, and other changes that occur within the hospital and clinic,” read her nomination.

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

The other employees nominated in February were Dr. Ryan Laughlin and Marie Wright.

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