KNOXVILLE, Iowa – In connection with National Hospital Week, Knoxville Hospital & Clinics held their annual service awards ceremony on Monday, May 11.

Twenty-one employees were presented with service awards this year totaling 285 years of service to our patients and the communities we serve.

Employees recognized with 5 years of service were: Nancy Allison, HIM; Crystal Counts, Nursing-Clinic; Susan Danks, Business Office; Darci Fuller, Provider; Cody Reed, Admissions; Rosie Reid, Nursing-Med/Surg.; Sherry Sneller, Administration; and Josh Ten Napel, Imaging.

The employees acknowledged for 10 years of serviced included: Tara Branson, Lab; Dorothy Brown, HIM; Chuck Keuning, Facilities; Tammi Meador, Nutritional Services; and Jocelyn Richards, Human Resources.

Fifteen year services awards were presented to Margaret Beakler, Environmental Services and Karen Jacobs, Nutritional Services.

John Gotta, Facilities, and Karen Lundy, Environmental Services, were recognized for 20 years of service.

Twenty-five years of service awards were presented to Susan Edwards, Admissions, and Ann Fee, Nursing-Pleasantville Clinic.

Cheryl James, Nursing-Med/Surg., was recognized for 30 years of service, and Arleen Ensor, Fiscal Services, was recognized for 45 years of service.

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

Kevin Swartzendruber, Environmental Services, was recognized as the 2015 KHC Hero of the Year.

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.