Stewardship of St. Mary’s Hospital artifacts overseen by Sisters of Mercy

In 2011, when St. Mary’s Medical Center was sold to an investor-owned organization, St. Mary’s seller Catholic Healthcare Partners stipulated in the agreement that all religious and historical artifacts would remain the possession of the Sisters of Mercy. When the Sisters of Mercy knew St. Mary’s was closing on Dec. …

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Hospital community recognizes Mercy Sisters

Before St. Mary’s closes for good, staffers say goodbye to the community that founded the medical center        By Dan McWilliams The St. Mary’s Hospital community bid a formal farewell to the Sisters of Mercy at an appreciation reception for them Dec. 16, only 12 days before the 88-year-old North …

Sisters of Mercy mourn the loss of two

A former St. Mary’s Hospital president, Sister Marie Moore, passes away at 84, and Sister M. Placide Kilcoyne dies at 102 By Dan McWilliams The Sisters of Mercy are in mourning for two of their own who recently passed away. Sister Marie (Consilium) Moore, RSM, a former president of St. …

Sister Margaret Turk retires after 64 years as a Sister of Mercy

By Dan McWilliams Sister Margaret Turk, RSM, a familiar face around Physicians Regional Medical Center (formerly St. Mary’s Medical Center) since 2002, is retiring to Nashville. Sister Margaret has been working in pastoral services at PRMC, which allows her to visit patients and pray with them. She is retiring for …

Sisters of Mercy celebrate 150 years of faithful service

Religious order first began serving Tennessee in 1866, East Tennessee in 1896 providing education, health care By Dan McWilliams Whether it’s through educating young people, ministering in parishes, or simply praying with a hospital patient, the Sisters of Mercy have a long and deep legacy in East Tennessee. The Sisters …

Emerald Youth Foundation honors Sisters of Mercy

The 20th annual Emerald Youth breakfast that benefits the Emerald Youth Foundation and its efforts to help inner-city youth honored the Sisters of Mercy on May 3 during the event that attracted about 1,000 guests at the Knoxville Expo Center. One of the highlights of the breakfast event was to …

St. Mary’s Legacy Foundation awards $625,000 in grants to organizations

By John Deinhart Just over a year into its existence, the St. Mary’s Legacy Foundation of East Tennessee already is making a dramatic impact. The foundation was formed in November 2011 to continue providing support for the ministry begun by the Sisters of Mercy with the opening of St. Mary’s …