KNOXVILLE, Iowa – In connection with National Hospital Week, Knoxville Hospital & Clinics held their annual service awards ceremony on Monday, May 7. Thirty-seven employees were presented with service awards this year totaling 505 years of service to our patients and the communities we serve. Employees were recognized with 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, and 55-year service awards.

Awards Group

Service Awards

5 years of service: Cindy Abel, Nursing-Clinic; Samantha Brooks-Ford, Lab; Beth DeMello, Nursing-Clinic; Laci Dykstra, Provider-Red Rock Healthcare-Pella; Melanie Funk, Nursing-Surgery; Tiffany Gilbert, Fiscal Services; Casey Herold, Business Office; Michelle Irwin, Imaging; Sherry Meador, Nursing-Clinic; Kristina Morgan, Nursing-ER; Lon Pearson, Maintenance; Amanda Phillips, Nursing-ER; Elly Shaw, Compliance/Risk Management; Leah Sims, Nursing-Med/Surg.; Melissa Todd, Lab; Cynthia Weis, Lab; and Alicia Wright, Registration-Red Rock Healthcare-Pella.

10 years of service: Donald Clifton, Environmental Services; Annette Comstock, Nursing-Surgery; Val Elliott, Nursing-Clinic; Norene Johnston, Nursing-Med/Surg.; Holly Shinn, Nursing- Clinic; and Sue Switzer, Pharmacy.

15 years of service: Rachel Davis, Nursing/Wound Care-Clinic; Virginia Pettyjohn, Nursing-ER; Natalie Rowley, Provider-Clinic; and Dr. Mike Van Natta, Provider-Clinic.

20 years of service: Heather Davis, Information Technology.

25 years of service: Julia Fenoglio, Health Information Management; Dyan Mitchell, Nursing-Med/Surg., and Julie Morris, Lab.

30 years of service: Sally Clark, Business Office; Cindy Crozier, Information Technology; Laura Hugen, Materials Management; Deb Lefler, Nursing-ER; and Deb Rankin, Business Office.

55 years of service: Dr. Earl McKeever, Provider-Clinic.

Each employee was honored with a VISA gift card in various amounts.

Hero of the Year and DAISY award

Beth Hoy was recognized as the 2018 KHC Hero of the Year and Rachel Davis was presented with the annual DAISY award.

100 Great Iowa Nurses

Laci Dykstra, MaryJane Hunt, and Julie Waltenberger were also recognized as 100 Great Iowa Nurses.

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.


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Thirty-seven employees were presented with service awards at Knoxville Hospital & Clinics as part of the Hospital Week activities on May 7.

Row 1: Rachel Davis, Daisy award winner, and Beth Hoy, Hero of the Year.

Row 2: Julia Fenoglio, Deb Rankin, Laura Hugen, Melissa Todd, Amanda Phillips, Kristina Morgan, Elly Shaw, Michelle Irwin, Cindy Abel, Holly Shinn, Cindy Crozier, and Leah Sims.

Row 3: Julie Morris, Laci Dykstra, Alicia Wright, Julie Waltenberger, Casey Herold, Sally Clark, MaryJane Hunt, Dr. Earl McKeever, Melanie Funk, Annette Comstock, Lon Pearson, Val Elliott, Beth DeMello, and Samantha Brooks-Ford.

Not present: Tiffany Gilbert, Sherry Meador, Cynthia Weis, Donald Clifton, Norene Johnston, Sue Switzer, Virginia Pettyjohn, Natalie Rowley, Dr. Mike Van Natta, Heather Davis, Dyan Mitchell, and Deb Lefler.