Care Philosophy

The Certified Nurse Midwives, physicians, nurses, and clerical staff of this Center is dedicated to providing each individual patient with the most up-to-date, yet personal, pregnancy, birth and women's care possible. Our Center has an 80 year history of delivering babies in a caring environment that is supportive of the expectant mother, while involving the rest of the family. We call this Family Centered care.

Birthing Center at Tennova North Knoxville

We invite you to have your baby with us at the St. Mary's Birth & Midwifery Center. We offer prenatal classes, pregnancy care, delivery, and postpartum care. You can deliver in a home like setting with as little medication or intervention as you desire. Or if you prefer, you may have medication or an epidural administered by our anesthesia staff. If an emergency arises, full hospital services are readily available. Water labor is available. Mother, father, and baby can stay in the same room until time to go home.


April 2020: Dr. Janette Toney joined our staff. She is an OBGYN originally from Brooklyn. She and her husband, Dr. Emmanuel Isang, son Jaxton, and daughter Juliette now call Knoxville home.  

July 2021: We are happy to announce that Shannan Calhoon CNM has joined the practice. She has over 20years experience. She and her husband and daughter recently moved to Knoxville from the US Virgin Islands.

December 2021: We are happy to announce that in January of 2022 Amy English-Burt CNM will be joining our practice. She and her husband are moving here from Idaho.