Meet Dr. George Kirkpatrick

Dr. George Kirkpatrick sees Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic as a good deal for patients – and for him, too. In contrast to his years of hectic emergency room work, the Clinic’s newest doctor loves having the luxury of time to talk to patients and to hear about all their ailments. That extra time benefits patients, too, he says. Unlike in an ER, at the Clinic “Patients see doctors and nurse practitioners who have time to see what’s bothering them,” Dr. Kirkpatrick said. “From the patient...
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Mary Vance Receives Eloise Q. Hatmaker Award

The Eloise Q. Hatmaker Award recognizes an individual who has contributed outstanding service to the Rural Health Association of Tennessee and rural health over a period of years. Eloise Q. Hatmaker was instrumental in the establishment of the State Office of Rural Health. As its first director, Ms. Hatmaker worked toward alleviating health workforce shortages in rural areas and also helped establish the Rural Health Association of Tennessee. Mary Vance is the Executive Director of the Mounta...
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