St. Mary’s Clinic goes to Gatlinburg

Jim Wogan Health, News

Several weeks after deadly wildfires swept through East Tennessee in late 2016, it became obvious to Sister Mariana Koonce, RSM, MD, that it was time to bring the Diocese of Knoxville’s mobile medical mission to residents living in Gatlinburg and surrounding communities. Photo Gallery: (photos by Emily Booker) On April 27, after several months of investigation and planning, Sister Mariana, …

Sr. Mariana Koonce is national Lumen Christi Award finalist

Jim Wogan News, Uncategorized

Sister Mariana Koonce, RSM, and director of the St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic for the Diocese of Knoxville, has been selected as a national finalist for the Lumen Christi Award presented by Catholic Extension. Every year, Catholic Extension’s Lumen Christi Award honors an individual or group working in one of America’s mission dioceses who demonstrates how the power of faith can transform …

Bioethics is focus of Diocese of Knoxville health care conference

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, Health, News

Advancements in medicine that have leapfrogged existing standard care practices, especially in reproductive science, are putting a premium on the view that “just because we could, doesn’t mean we should.” That was the assessment of Dr. Marie T. Hilliard, director of bioethics and public policy at the National Catholic Bioethics Center, and Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk, director of education at the …

Diocese of Knoxville dedicates St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, News

After more than a year of planning and anticipation, the Diocese of Knoxville dedicated the region’s newest mobile medical clinic Sept. 11 during a ceremony attended by diocesan partners and community supporters. Bishop Richard F. Stika blessed the St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic, a 40-foot-long family doctor’s office on wheels, which was dedicated as diocesan and community leaders cut the ceremonial …