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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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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Kaitlyn Baker Sings for Hope

Rising country star Kaitlyn Baker's concert at The Island in Pigeon Forge on Sept. 23 doubled as a fund-raiser for Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic. Our thanks go to the Pepper Palace, which sponsored the free event, and especially to Will Castro, who organized the details. We also wish to thank Ole Smoky Moonshine for providing the concert stage at their Barn at The Island and for promoting the concert. Our gratitude also goes to the generous Ms. Baker and her band, who supplied talent...
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Volunteers Needed to Wrap Gifts

Mountain Hope Gift Wrap Event at Ole Smokey Moonshine
Only about 115 shopping days to Christmas! (Written Aug. 31) Now is the perfect time to schedule an activity that helps others while dovetailing perfectly with your Christmas shopping. Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic is looking for volunteers to wrap gifts for a couple of hours starting on Black Friday (November 25) and continuing every day through Christmas Eve. Proceeds will benefit the non-profit clinic, which serves Sevier County residents and employees with no health insurance. ...
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Clinic’s Medical Director Loves Meeting Patients

Since 2003, Dr. Richard Dew has volunteered his medical skills to the patients of Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic. "I still look forward to coming here every week," he says. "I just love medicine," says the longtime physician. "I look on it as a calling rather than a job." Working at the Clinic is a ministry for him. "Here I feel like you're helping folks who really need help and can't get it anywhere else." As the Clinic's medical director, he sees a full patient load one day a week an...
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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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Adding New Meaning to “Medical Home”

As volunteer paper pusher during the free physicals held twice a year at Mountain Hope, I sit behind a desk in the lobby. I have a clear view of who comes in the door, and can usually tell at a glance if someone is a new patient or if they’ve been here before. The new patients come in more timidly, looking from side to side. The regulars walk straight up to the office windows. There was no doubt in my mind about the young woman who came through the door one afternoon at the latest free ph...
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