McFarland Clinic

Trusted Choice Honors

The Trusted Choice Honors annually recognize and celebrate the excellence that will help McFarland Clinic achieve our vision.

Caring Professional Employee Excellence Founders' Award Team Extraordinary Community Grants

Caring Professional Award - Tracy Kangas, MD

The Trusted Choice Caring Professional Award is given to an individual who demonstrates exceptional customer service and provides coordinated care. The 2023 recipient of this award is Tracy Kangas, MD of Ophthalmology.

Past Recipients

2022 – Hannah Sheridan, PA-C, Fort Dodge Oncology & Hematology

2021 – Debra Prow, MD, Ames Oncology & Hematology

2020 – Sheila Baker, ARNP, Ames Pediatrics

2019 – Erica Henricks, ARNP, Ames Gerontology

2018 – Deb Wollam, Marshalltown Administration

2017 – Marcia Hove, Administration

2016 – Michael Schnurr, PA-C, Story City Family Medicine

2015 – Teresa Simpson, Patient Relations

2014 – Jill Muehe, Ames Oncology & Hematology

2013 – Matt Franco, Human Resources

2012 – Julie Inglett, Pulmonology

2011 – Sue Bulman, Ames Family Medicine

Employee Excellence Award - Ashley Whitehead, RN

The Trusted Choice Employee Excellence Award is given to an individual who displays excellence in his or her work and who demonstrates McFarland Clinic's service standards daily. The 2023 recipient of this award is Ashley Whitehead, RN of Ames Infectious Diseases.

Past Recipients

2022 – Linda Hoff, RN, Nevada Population Health

2021 – Kelly Hartwig, RN, Ames Human Resources

2020 – Terri Hobbs, RN, Ames Express Care / Urgent Care / Upper Respiratory Clinic

2019 – Jane Eagan, Physician Recruitment

2018 – CoAnne Hartmann, Outreach & Referral Relations

2017 – Joni Pallos, Nevada Family Medicine

2016 – Jessica Shannon, Nevada Family Medicine

2015 – Shelley Goecke, Marketing & Public Relations

2014 – Shirley Nelson, Ames Laboratory

2013 – Florence Crow, Ames Laboratory

2012 – Lynn Lanning, Oncology & Hematology

2011 – Robin Schwartz, Pathology

Founders' Award - Jamie Weydert, MD

The Trusted Choice Founders' Award is given to an individual who demonstrates exceptional efforts in leadership and motivation, supporting the organizational goals of McFarland Clinic. The 2023 recipient of this award is Jamie Weydert, MD of Pathology.

Past Recipients

2022 – Joseph Pollpeter, MD, Marshalltown Family Medicine

2021 – Jennifer Killion, MD, Ames Adult Medicine

2020 – Dan Fulton, MD, Infectious Diseases

2019 – Colette Lothe, MD, Marshalltown Pediatrics

2018 – Bradley Nau, MD, Ames Pediatrics

2017 – John Paschen, MD, Ames Pediatrics

2016 – Donald Skinner, MD, Administration

2015 – Jack Swanson, MD, Ames Pediatrics

2014 – Kenneth Talbert, MD, Ophthalmology

2013 – David Thomas, MD, Marshalltown Family Medicine

2012 – Michael Kitchell, MD, Neurology

2011 – Larry Otteman, MD, Ames Oncology & Hematology

Team Extraordinary Award - Population Health

The Trusted Choice Team Extraordinary Award is given to a team or work group of two or more people working together for a common goal in alignment with McFarland Clinic's mission, vision and promise. The 2023 award goes to Population Health.

Past Recipients

2022 – Patient Registration Team, Marshalltown

2021 – Patient Attendants, Ames & Marshalltown

2020 – MIS Team

2019 – Ames Main Clinical Laboratory Staff

2018 – Marshalltown Tornado Response Team

2017 – Marshalltown Administrative Team

Community Grants

The Trusted Choice Community Grants are given to non-profit agencies in our communities. Agencies are nominated by physicians and staff and chosen at random to receive ten $1,000 grants. The 2023 recipients of the Trusted Choice Community Grants are...

Recipient Submitted by
Cubbie's Cupboard Jenifer Ackerman - Orthopedics, Ames
Harmony Clothing Closet Jenifer Ackerman - Orthopedics, Ames
Safe in the Sun Run: Cancer Bucket Foundation Leslie Christenson, MD - Dermatology/Mohs Surgery, Ames
Friend of Gutekunst Public Library Brooke German - Marketing, Ames
South Hamilton Youth Sports Chris Gunderson - MIS, Ames
Christ Community Church, Caring Fund Dwight Johnson - Laboratory, Ames
Ames Soccer Club Douglas Lake, MD - Radiology, Ames
McCallsburg Betterment & Wellness Center Lisa Nelson - Population Health, Ames
Nevada Fire Fighters, Inc. Erica Reyman - Business Services, Ames
Mainstream Living Stacy Soderstrum - Family Medicine, Story City

Past Community Grant Recipients


Recipient Submitted by
Cubbie's Cupboard Jenifer Ackerman - Orthopedics, Ames
Arts R Alive in Webster City Sherry Adams - Population Health, Webster City
The Treehouse Taylor Drake, DO - Pediatrics, Ames
Christ Community Church, Caring Fund Dwight Johnson - Laboratory, Ames
Cub Scout Pack 149 Seth McCoy - Human Resources, Ames
Child Abuse Prevention Services Emma Michels - Laboratory, Marshalltown
Carroll High School Foundation Clare Nagl - General Surgery, Carroll
The Nevada Fire Fighters, Inc Mary Severson - Business Services, Ames
T.T.T. Chapter ET Roe Welker - Population Health, Marshalltown
Iowa River Hospice Deb Wollam - Administration, Marshalltown

Past Community Service Award Recipients

From 2011 through 2021, the Trusted Choice Community Service Award was given to an individual who impacted and influenced the community through volunteer services.

2021 – Deb Wollam, Marshalltown Administration

2020 – Lisa Nelson, Population Health Management

2019 – Natasha Terones, Ames Physical Therapy

2018 – Jill Alexander, MD, Ames Pediatrics

2017 – Maggie Boege, Nevada Family Medicine

2016 – Sally Larsen, Accounting

2015 – Kathi Gammon, Marketing & Public Relations

2014 – Steven Karber, MD, Jefferson Adult Medicine

2013 – Duane Otto, Human Resources

2012 – Cindy Kruckenberg, Ames Laboratory

2011 – Pam Luna, Ames Oncology & Hematology

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