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Murdock Named Healthcare Hero at Lake Region Healthcare

Hospital news | Thursday, July 28, 2022

Contact: Katie Johnson

Tammy Murdock, Patient Access Specialist, was recently honored with The Heroes of Healthcare Award at Lake Region Healthcare in Fergus Falls. This award is a special way to recognize team members who go above and beyond the call of duty to deliver on the promise to serve patients and each other with Excellence, Person-Centeredness, Integrity, Collaboration, Stewardship, Innovation and Respect.

“When I found out that Tammy won this award I was extremely happy and in no way surprised, she truly is a hero” said Dane Carlson, Revenue Cycle Director at Lake Region. “She makes it so that everyone has a good day and does her best to ensure that the patients we serve are treated like her family.”

The nomination for Tammy wrote “It's with great pleasure that I write to you today to nominate Tammy Murdock for the Heroes of HealthCare Award. I believe Tammy is the best choice for this award as she consistently, time and time again, displays Lake Region HealthCare's values of Excellence by her delivery of exceptional care of the patients we serve and her coworkers , Person-Centered by going far above and beyond the call providing the most amazing experience for our patients; Collaboration with multiple entities reaching well beyond the doors of Lake Region Healthcare; Stewardship of caring for every single person in her daily world and working tirelessly to make sure that everyone is cared for; Integrity displayed day in and day out, upholding the highest standards without fail in all she does; Respect for every single person, family, coworker at all times, no matter what; and Innovation for always striving to make our world at Lake Region HealthCare a better place for our patients and her coworkers. Tammy sees the world differently. She looks through the lens of optimism which gives her Super Hero vision. She is committed to the best outcome in every situation regardless of circumstances. When it comes to being a Hero....Tammy Murdock is a masterpiece!”

Heroes may be nominated by patients, families, and colleagues. Nominations forms can be found throughout the healthcare facilities or they be submitted online at The award recipient is chosen by a committee consisting of fellow team members who will review blinded copies of the nominations. Awards are presented throughout the year at celebrations attended by the Honoree’s colleagues, patients, and visitors.

About the Lake Region Healthcare Enterprise

The Lake Region Healthcare enterprise is comprised of Lake Region Healthcare, an independent community-governed non-profit headquartered in Fergus Falls, the Mill Street Residence Assisted Living Facility in Fergus Falls, and the non-profit critical access hospital, Prairie Ridge Hospital and Health Services headquartered in Elbow Lake. With over 100 medical staff and over 1,000 employees, we are dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of our communities with values of Excellence, Person-Centered, Collaboration, Stewardship, Integrity, Respect and Innovation. Together we bring specialty and sub-specialty services to patients at hospital locations in Fergus Falls and Elbow Lake and at clinics in Ashby, Barnesville, Battle Lake, Evansville, Herman, Hoffman, and Morris, MN. For more information visit:, or