SMLC Volunteers hosted the filming crew of Gigantic Pictures LLC in Crab Orchard

St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic volunteers at Crab Orchard were pleased to host Summer Shelton (producer), Ramin Bahrani (director) and the crew of Gigantic Pictures, LLC on Tuesday May 14th.  They filmed the Clinic in action as it provided care to the patients of Cumberland County.  They are producing a documentary on the state of rural health care in the South which they hope may someday air on PBS.  Stay tuned!

2019 Clinical Non-Operating Dates

St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic will not be operating on the following dates:

  • CRAB ORCHARD – Tuesday, June 25th
  • GATLINBURG – Thursday, June 27th
  • WASHBURN – Wednesday, July 3rd
  • DECATUR – Thursday, July 4th (Rescheduled to July 16th)
  • CRAB ORCHARD – Tuesday, December 24th
  • GATLINBURG – Thursday, December 26th



Sr. Mariana Koonce and the KAMA members

Sister Mariana Koonce, RSM, MD, accepts a check for $2,749 from members of the Knoxville Academy of Medicine Alliance. The check was presented to Sister Mariana and the St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic for the clinic’s share of proceeds from the 14th annual Doc Rock fundraiser, which was held Jan. 26 at the Concourse at the International near downtown Knoxville. Presenting Sister Mariana with the check are, from left, Kirstin Kropilak, Cynthia Gash, Nancy Sewell, and Robin Hutchins. The KAMA members with Sister Mariana attend the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Doc Rock is a battle of the bands that features music groups with at least two members who are doctors. Each band represents a non-profit health care provider in the community. Those attending Doc Rock vote on their favorite band and non-profit organization.

Day of Reflection at CPOP

The St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic staff and volunteers wish to thank Fr. David Mary Engo and the Christ, Prince of Peace Retreat Center staff, for hosting a Lenten Day of Reflection on Friday, March 22nd.  It was a beautiful day to be at the newly renovated Diocesan Retreat Center and to be spiritually refreshed in the Lenten Season.  Fr. David Mary offered 2 spiritual conferences, Mass, a Holy Hour of Adoration with Benediction, and confessions.  Many thanks to the Knights of Columbus of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Athens for providing lunch.   Pictured are Sister Mariana, Patti Pemberton and Carolyn Hall (kneeling); Dana Myers, Vivian Brocato, Carla Neale, Diane Schwartz, Fr. David Mary, Kat Dull, Karen Humphries (hiding) and Gloria Risko (2nd row).



New Volunteer Orientation in May!

St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic will be holding the next New Volunteer Orientation on Thursday, May 30th from 9:00am – 3:00pm at the Church of Divine Mercy.  If you are interested in attending, please visit the “Become a Volunteer Tab” and print out an application to submit. If you need additional information or have questions, please call the clinic office at 865-212-5570.

Happy 5th Anniversary Athens!

On Thursday, February 21st we celebrated FIVE years in Athens! 

Please join the St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic staff and volunteers in giving thanks to God for all His many blessings on the mobile clinic. We celebrated the day with one of our scheduled visits to our site in Athens.

Thank you for all your many prayers on behalf of this beautiful mission to the poor and marginalized in East Tennessee.