Toby Guinn, licensed practical nurse at Life Care Center of Banner Elk, has received a special award.

High Country Press reports the Life Care Centers of America’s Eastern Division Whatever It Takes And Then Some Award, was presented to Guinn May 13 for his dedication to customer service.

According to the report, Guinn was chosen from among thousands of associates in the Eastern Division and was one of only eight associates from Life Care’s more than 200 facilities nationwide to receive the award.

Guinn, who has worked at the facility full-time since 2008, received a $1,000 cash prize during an awards ceremony at the facility.

Founded in 1976, Life Care is a nationwide health care company. Life Care of Banner Elk is at 185 Norwood Hollow Road. For more information visit