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 - Hannah Sheridan, PA-C

The Trusted Choice Caring Professional Award is given to an individual who demonstrates exceptional customer service and provides coordinated care. The 2022 recipient of this award is Hannah Sheridan, PA-C of Fort Dodge Oncology & Hematology.

Past Recipients

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 - Linda Hoff, 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 2022 recipient of this award is Linda Hoff, RN of Nevada Population Health Management.

Past Recipients

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 - Joseph Pollpeter, 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 2022 recipient of this award is Joseph Pollpeter, MD of Marshalltown Family Medicine.

Past Recipients

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 - Patient Registration Team, Marshalltown

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 2022 award goes to the Patient Registration Team in Marshalltown.

Past Recipients

2021 – Patient Registration Team, Ames & Marshalltown

2020 – MIS Team

2019 – Ames Main Clinical Laboratory Staff

2018 – Marshalltown Tornado Response Team

2017 – Marshalltown Administrative Team


Community Grants

New in 2022, 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 2022 recipients of the Trusted Choice Community Grants are...

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