The St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic will NOT travel to Athens today (Thursday, January 18th) due to inclement weather and poor road conditions. We always put the safety of our patients, staff, and volunteers first. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes.
St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic will be holding the next New Volunteer Orientation on Tuesday, January 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.
Even though the Meigs County Schools are closed today due to extremely low temperatures, the St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic IS IN DECATUR TODAY, Thursday, January 4th. If you had an appointment scheduled and can make it, we will see you at the Decatur United Methodist Church.
We are excited to announce that Pre-giving is now available!! If you would like to participate in our #iGiveCatholic giving campaign you do not have to wait until November 28th to do it! Simply visit https://igivecatholic.org/…/st-marys-legacy-clinic-knoxvill… and load in your payment information. It will be processed with ALL the other donations on Giving Tuesday. Thank you for helping us raise money to support our clinic site in Gatlinburg. We would like to continue bringing free healthcare to those who are in the greatest need.
Our 4th Annual Volunteer Appreciation event was held on Monday, November 6th and was a huge success! Our volunteers began with mass at St. Thomas the Apostle and then had a luncheon catered by Calhoun’s following. Thank you to Eleanor Kulikowski for heading up the committee to plan the event. Special thanks also go to Deacon Gil Campos and Msgr. Bill Gahagan for Mass, and to Brian Aylward and his wife JoAnne for the beautiful music. We want ALL our volunteers to know how much they’re loved the whole year through.
Special Awards and Recognition:
The Judy Award: Vivian Brocato, RN
Congratulations to Vivian Brocato, RN who is the first recipient of The Judy Award, in memory of the clinic’s 1st volunteer Judy Schmidt. Vivian was nominated by her peers and recognized for her compassionate spirit and the extraordinary service and care she gives to the patients she serves.
Volunteer(s) of the Year: Carolyn Hall and Gloria Risko, RN
Congratulations to the 2017 Volunteer of Year recipients Gloria Risko, RN and Carolyn Hall. These two ladies were recognized for their dedication, commitment, and extraordinary service to the St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic.
We are proud to announce that this year on Giving Tuesday, November 28th, we will be participating in the iGiveCatholic giving campaign. This allows supporters to go online and make a donation to support their favorite Catholic ministry, school, or parish. We want YOU to help us spread the word! Please notify any friends and/or family out of state that would like to make a contribution to support the wonderful work the clinic does for uninsured patients in East Tennessee. There are several other participants raising money within the Diocese of Knoxville, and we would like to reach beyond our area to include supporters form all across the country. We have set a goal to raise $10,000 to help cover the costs of one year of our newest clinic site in Gatlinburg. As many people know, this area was devastated by fires 10 months ago, and people there continue to be in need. Help us raise the money needed to continue traveling to Gatlinburg each month and offering free health care to the uninsured in this area. The Diocese of Knoxville has funded about half the needed money for the first year, and we are relying on others in and outside of our community to help bring us all the way to our goal. Go online to www.igivecatholic.org to learn more. We will continue to update you as the giving day inches closer. As always, thank you for your support.
It was 4 years ago yesterday that we dedicated the mobile clinic for service. Despite the current hardships people are undergoing with all the natural disasters, and the ever-present association of this day with the terrorist attacks on New York, Pennsylvania and D.C., we cannot help but stop and give thanks to God for all the many blessings He has wrought through this Clinic. We are grateful for every volunteer, every patient, and every staff person who has been a part of the journey.
Join us in welcoming Sr. Monika Mary, RSM! Sister is originally from Germany and has just finished spending 2 years in formation at the Motherhouse in Alma, MI. She will be working as an Administrative Intern with the clinic for six months. She will be traveling with the clinic on all its visits and she looks forward to meeting everyone in the coming weeks. We are excited to have her with us!
The mobile clinic was thrilled to have some guest nursing students visit us out in Decatur yesterday. These students come from Scotland and are part of the UT Nursing Exchange Program. They helped our triage nurses take blood pressures, gather health histories, observed patient exams, and got to see how a rural clinic functions here in America. Thank you to our volunteer Renee Hamilton, FNP for helping arrange this visit.