Annunciation image from hospital finds new life

St. Joseph School claims marble statues of Mary and Gabriel, saves them from St. Mary’s demolition             By Bill Brewer Something old is new again and is serving as an inspiration to students and faculty alike at St. Joseph School in Knoxville thanks to St. Mary’s Memorial Hospital. As demolition of …

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 …

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Tennova closing former St. Mary’s Hospital

East Tennessee’s first Catholic medical center to be shuttered Dec. 28, longtime Sisters of Mercy to relocate By Dan McWilliams An 88-year-old tradition will end Dec. 28 when Physicians Regional Medical Center in North Knoxville, formerly long known as St. Mary’s Medical Center, will close its doors. The hospital’s owners, …

Sister Mary Janice Brink retires after 43 years of service

If the suggestion of retirement is music to your ears, then for Sister Mary Janice Brink, RSM, it will be played by a dulcimer. After 43 years of ministry, Sister Janice is retiring and relocating to the Sisters of Mercy Convent in Nashville. When asked what she planned to do …