Mary Vance Announces Retirement; Search for Executive Director Underway

The Board of Directors of Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic is launching a search for the organization’s next executive director to succeed outgoing Executive Director, Mary B. Vance.  Vance is retiring in December after more than 21 years with the organization. Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic offers affordable medical and dental insurance for the medically uninsured of Sevier County and currently serves more than 23,000 patients of record.  The Clinic partners with more than a dozen coll...
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Mountain Hope Appalachian Field Festival

October 6 is a date to remember. On that date, your taste buds are in for a delight. On Saturday, Oct. 6, in a field somewhere in Sevier County, Chef Adam Palmeno will prepare a pig roast as a very special fundraiser for Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic. Palmeno and his catering company, Private Chef, are already earning rave reviews across East Tennessee for his wonderful food. Palmeno will prepare roast pig and all the trimmings in his own style. His specialty is New World cuisine, whi...
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10-year-old Collects Coins for Coughs

A 10-year-old boy has collected $182.44 from his school class to donate as Coins for Coughs to Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic. Mark James Howard of Kodak is part of 4-H. He is the service chairman for his club, which comprises Mrs. Benson's fourth grade class at Catlettsburg Elementary School.  The class has 21 students. Glenn Turner of the University of Tennessee’s Extension Service gives students ideas of service projects that could be done. 4-H clubs are supposed to do a different s...
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Free Physicals Offered in January

Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic is offering free physicals for uninsured Sevier County residents and workers on Wednesday, January 10 and Thursday, January 11. Sevierville, TN- December 12, 2017 – Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic will again offer free physical exams for members of the community who either live or work in Sevier County and are without health insurance.  The physicals are made possible through a partnership with the James H. Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennesse...
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Clinic Volunteer Donates Examination Table

Jerry Sandifer isn’t content with volunteering his time and expertise to Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic. He’s also donated an examination table for use in one of the Clinic’s examination rooms. Jerry is a Realtor who has owned Exit Tennessee Realty Pros in Wears Valley since 2005 and will shortly open another branch in Sevierville. As a volunteer firefighter and paramedic for more than 20 years, he has medical training that he puts to use on a regular basis by volunteering to do...
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Eagle Scout Project Beautifies Grounds

Bradley Minton had a very busy summer. He went to high school band camp. He went to church camp. He climbed mountains in New Mexico. Between and at the end of all those activities, he qualified to become an Eagle Scout by planning, supervising and coordinating the beautification of Mountain Hope’s landscaping. It was all in the nick of time. He completed the project just before he turned 18 last month, the cutoff date for completing Eagle Scout requirements. The Mountain Hope ground...
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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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NASCAR Speedpark to Round Up for Mountain Hope

During the months of August and September, the NASCAR Speedpark in Sevierville will once again work to benefit Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic. NASCAR Speedpark employees will ask visitors to the Sevierville attraction if they wish to add $1 to the price of admission to be donated to Mountain Hope. A display near the admissions area will inform visitors about the Clinic and its mission, and NASCAR Speedpark employees can answer many questions about Mountain Hope and its work in the comm...
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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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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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