German diarist, Anne Frank said, “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” This week’s Hugh Chatham Way Highlight focuses on someone who leads by example, fully supports her team and patients, and does so with joy and kindness. We are pleased to celebrate Khara Dimmette, Medical Assistant at Hugh Chatham Family Medicine-Boomer — a true representation of service and respect.

Sherry Swaim, Clinical Coordinator, said “Khara is a joy to work with. She is always very helpful and goes out of her way to “find” something that needs to be done. She is definitely an asset to any office she visits. Her kind, friendly and positive attitude makes working alongside her even more pleasant. She brings a smile to each day and a willingness to please each patient and coworker. She is definitely well-deserving of this recognition.”

Krissy Hensley, Practice Access Manager, continues by saying “Khara is a great asset to our medical group and organization. She has been very flexible and willing to help whenever and wherever we have had a need within the medical group and also within the hospital. She does this with a smile and always has the patient’s best interest in mind. Khara is a well-rounded employee and the patients of our community are fortunate to have someone like Khara to assist with their care.”

Khara, we are grateful for the strong work ethic, service-driven mentality and positive attitude you bring to our medical group (and beyond) each day. You represent our organization in the best way. On behalf of all of us here at Hugh Chatham, thank you for everything you do!


Q & A with Khara

How did you come to Hugh Chatham?
I started with Hugh Chatham in 2014 at Hugh Chatham Family Medicine in Hays where I worked for 5 yrs. I left for a year and came back to Hays, later transferring to the Boomer location in June of 2021.

What are your clinical interests?
I enjoy taking care of patients and building relationships with them. It is important to me that the people I take care of know that they can trust what I say and that I will do as I say. This job is one that I still look forward to coming to each and every day!

How do you and your team exhibit STARS?
There are a couple of words missing from that acronym – Communication and Flexibility. Without those two things, providing quality service to our patients would not be possible. I have tried to be flexible with my schedule so that other offices could have better coverage when the need arose. In turn, that required flexibility from the staff at HCFM-Boomer to make sure our patients were taken care of in my absence. This also represents teamwork. Communication is also key. From managers relaying information to employees in offices to office staff notifying patients of bloodwork/radiology test results, this is exhibited every day at each office. Our patients rely on us to take the best care of them. They put their lives in our hands to use our knowledge and resources to make them feel better.

What do you like to do for fun?
Anyone that knows me knows my kids are my world – so we spend a lot of time together playing basketball, jumping on the trampoline and hiking.


Khara Dimmette was nominated by Andrew Tate.