Stages West Assigns Volunteer to Clinic

A tragedy for a Pigeon Forge business has had a silver lining for many local non-profits, including Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic. Judy Stump has spent some time recently volunteering at the Clinic, helping with various paperwork and office tasks. She is an employee of Stages West, a Western-themed store in Pigeon Forge that suffered a devastating fire last August. While the store is being remodeled and restored, employees such as Judy are still earning pay, provided they spend their ...
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Volunteer Dentist Joins Mountain Hope

A preacher's words at a church service prompted a local dentist to volunteer at Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic. Dr. Sean Toomey has been practicing dentistry for three years, when he took over Dr. Jon Shell's practice in Sevierville. He knew when he came home to Sevier County that he wanted to offer his skills as a volunteer, but at first he was busy settling in his new profession and kept putting off any volunteer work. It wasn't until a service at Pathways Church on the Parable of th...
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Free eye clinic tests diabetic patients

Twenty-two people with diabetes received free retinopathy screening at Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic on Nov. 14. Diabetic retinopathy is damage to the retina in the eye caused by high blood sugar. Without treatment it can lead to blindness. “Many of our patients have diabetes but can’t afford the recommended annual screening for retinopathy,” said Mary Vance, the non-profit Clinic’s Executive Director. “This is the first time the Clinic has been able to offer this free screening.”  Vance...
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