Hannibal Regional Healthcare System recently recognized two longtime members of its team as RISEing Stars of the Year.

At its annual awards banquet, HRHS gave the prestigious honor to Marla Wheelan, RN and Anna Kellum.

Hannibal Regional Healthcare System

Wheelan is an RN in the Chris Coons Women's Care Center. She has been a nurse in the Hannibal Regional Hospital system for the past 38 years. Marla has been involved in the births of hundreds of babies born at HRH over the years.

Personal note: This reporter has known Marla since we were classmates at West Pike, and I'm not a bit surprised that she has become a legend as a "baby nurse" at HRH.


Kellum is a cafeteria aid in the Food and Nutrition department. She is a 20 year veteran of HRH. She is a well known as a caring, respectful and respected member of the Nutrition Department.