How to Go Back to School in Good Health

Viruses and bacteria have a new set of victims lined up: It’s back-to-school time. As children (and their teachers) mingle in their classrooms and schoolyards for the first time in months, the chance of passing on illnesses increases. Jason Brackins, Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic physician assistant, has some suggestions for ensuring that students get off to a good start and stay healthy this school year and into the future: --Make sure your children’s vaccinations are up to da...
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Gala at Sea is a Titanic Success

The Roaring Twenties came to life again July 15 at the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge as guests enjoyed the glittering Gala at Sea, a fundraiser for Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic. Guests, many of whom got into the spirit of the evening by wearing 1920s dress, were treated to a wonderful meal in the elegant Secret Dining Room. A violinist serenaded them at their tables as they ate. A duo provided music throughout the evening and for dancing. Auction items were varied, to say the le...
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August is Time to Renew Kroger Rewards

If you like to go Krogering, you probably know that a Kroger reward card can save you lots of money on groceries. Did you also know that every time you use your Kroger card, Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic can also benefit? Kroger sends out checks to many non-profits, including the Clinic, when customers have signed up to support their favorite charity. If you are already supporting us by using your Kroger card, here's a reminder: August is the month to renew your support. Simply go on...
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Ober Gatlinburg Donates to Mountain Hope

When local folks had fun at Ober Gatlinburg earlier this summer, it was good for Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic. The resort offered Sevier County Days to local residents and employees, who enjoyed the attraction and sampled what it had to offer while paying a discounted rate. Ober Gatlinburg and its owners, the Anders family, have generously donated the proceeds of this year's Sevier County Days to the Clinic by presenting a check for $9,701. "We appreciate the generosity of Ober Gatli...
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Working at Clinic Gives New View of Community

Karen Santiago has lived in Sevier County most of her life, but working at Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic is giving her a closer look at her home town. "You get to know the community a lot," she says. Karen first came to the Clinic a few months ago, taking on a part-time position while one of the receptionists was on maternity leave. When a full-time receptionist's position opened up recently, she took it on -- she'd had on-the-job training in the part-time position. She's bilingual...
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Learn to Handle Asthma

Cat fur, changing weather, cigarette smoke or even running up a flight of steps can be bad for your health if you suffer from asthma. Many things can trigger asthma, causing the airways in your lungs to become narrow and inflamed.  It pays to know your triggers, says Physician’s Assistant  Jason Brackins of Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic. Asthma attacks can vary from mild or deadly.  Asthma may run in your family. You may be susceptible to triggers such as pollen, dust mites, furry...
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Lions offer second opportunity for eye exams and glasses for fire victims

People displaced by the Sevier County wildfires at the end of November have another opportunity for a free eye exam and free eyeglasses, thanks to Smoky Mountain Lions Charities.  Because of the extraordinary amount of interest during a similar event held January 28, 2017 at the Boyd’s Bear facility in Pigeon Forge, organizers have decided to repeat the process.  Fire victims that responded to the January clinic were the recipients of 63 eye exams and 59 pairs of glasses. The charities’ m...
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More than 160 Benefit from Free Physical Exams

Many of the 161 people who received thorough health check-ups last week at Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic had lost homes and jobs in the November wildfires. Clinic staff members are doing everything they can to help fire victims with no health insurance get back on an even keel, providing free medical care and free medications whenever possible. In the meantime, we at the Clinic have maintained our routine of serving the 22,000 people on our active roll whenever the need arises. The ph...
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Titanic Black Tie Gala, 2017

On July 15, 2017, The Titanic Museum Attraction will host Mountain Hope's first ever Black Tie Gala at Sea. The night promises to be packed with fun and adventure, staying true to its Roaring 20s theme. Guests will enjoy a night of wonderful music and a great dinner before the event culminates in a campaign toast on the Grand Staircase at the end of the evening.  Guests will also have the opportunity to bid on a handful of unique auction items. Only 100 tickets are available for this exclusive e...
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Mercedes-Benz of Knoxville donates to Clinic

Fire victims with no health insurance will benefit from a $3,200 donation that Mercedes-Benz of Knoxville has made to Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic. Mercedes-Benz of Knoxville donated $100 for every Mercedes vehicle sold on Friday, Dec. 16, said Carrie Dugan, Company Spokesperson for the locally owned dealership.  The Mercedes dealership also sold "Smoky Mountain Strong" T-shirts for $15. The two fundraising activities netted $3,200, and Dugan presented a check for that amount to Mary Va...
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