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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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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Free Eye Exam and Glasses Available for Fire Victims

Update: Due to inclement weather, the Lions Charity Vision Clinic for displaced fire victims scheduled for today (1.7.17) at Boyd's Bears in Pigeon Forge has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule in the near future. People displaced by the Sevier County wildfires at the end of November can get a free eye exam and free eyeglasses, thanks to Smoky Mountain Lions Charities. The charities' mobile vision lab will be set up on Saturday, Jan. 7 at the former Boyds Bear building in Pigeon Forge, w...
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A Letter From Mountain Hope

*Please note that we can no longer accept donated medications. December 2, 2016 Dear Friend of Mountain Hope, This morning, I am sitting at my kitchen table, completely overwhelmed.  The last 72 hours have brought death and destruction to the community I love, but they have also brought wave after wave of generosity and grace and hope—these things come in spades in Sevier County-- it is something I have learned over the twenty years that I have called this place home.  People here rally, an...
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Clinic Works with Health Department on Immunizations

You may not know that August is National Immunization Awareness Month, but the staffs of Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic and Sevier County Health Department are already very aware of it. The Clinic and the Health Department collaborate closely this and every month to ensure that as many of their patients as possible have all the immunizations they need to keep them healthy. When a patient comes to the Clinic requiring immunization, "we try not to duplicate services, so we refer all our ...
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Mountain Hope Clinic Says Goodbye to Dr. George Kirkpatrick

We are deeply saddened to relay the message that Dr. George Kirkpatrick, a beloved member of the Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic staff, has passed away. Dr. George Kirkpatrick joined Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic in August of 2015. Dr. Kirkpatrick, known to Mountain Hope volunteers and staff as “Dr. K.” was trained in comprehensive care and appreciated having time to spend with patients. In a recent interview he said, “It’s so good for me,” when asked of his work at Mountain Hope, “I...
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