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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Mountain Hope Thanks Ober Gatlinburg and Gatlinburg Sky Lift for Sevier County Days Donations

There's a longtime local tradition of tourism attractions offering Sevier County Days to local residents at reduced prices. It's an opportunity for Sevier Countians to enjoy the attractions that normally cater mainly to tourists. Recently two Gatlinburg businesses, Ober Gatlinburg and the Skylift, took Sevier County days a step farther by donating the proceeds to Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic. In this way, local folks benefitted twice, both by having fun and by supporting their neighbor...
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Dental Area Gets a Makeover

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Mountain Hope Clinic's dental area is getting a sparkling new look, thanks to hard-working volunteers from a local bank and a grant from a dental insurance company. Laurie Sullivan and six co-workers from BB&T rolled up their sleeves when the Clinic closed for the evening one Tuesday. They pulled off baseboards and set to work painting the rooms and corridor that comprise the dental area. Four of them returned the next day to add another coat of paint. By that Thursday, the rooms were...
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Non-profit Donates to Mountain Hope

Lots of companies come to Sevier County for corporate retreats -- but they don't usually get involved with helping locals maintain good health. Therapy Management Corp. (TMC), based in Homosassa, Fla., is the exception. Through its non-profit arm, Together Making Changes, the business donated $1,094 to the Clinic when its middle management team gathered in Sevier County last month for a working retreat. Whenever Therapy Management Corp. has a retreat, Together Making Changes does something...
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