Health & Wellness

MercyOne SHIIP-SMP Counselor Receives Governor’s Volunteer Award

Tamara Prenosil, a Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) and Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) counselor at MercyOne Dubuque Medical Center, was recently awarded the Governor’s Volunteer Award.

In June, Governor Kim Reynolds and Lt. Governor Adam Gregg recognized for serving 10 years as a volunteer for the SHIIP/SMP program. A complete list of award recipients is available at

Tamara joined the SHIIP program at MercyOne in 2020 and has spent more than 1,500 hours providing guidance to individuals, families and caregivers on how to navigate their Medicare and identify plans and resources that work for them.

At MercyOne, our SHIIP/SMP volunteer counselors are prepared and have the tools they need for the counseling and community education. To volunteer as a SHIIP/SMP or to learn more, visit

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