Care Philisophy

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 envirionment 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.


This April 1, 2020 Dr. Janette Toney will join our staff. She is an OBGYN originally from Brooklyn. She and her husband, Dr Emmanuel Isang, and son Jaxton now call Knoxville home. She was most recently assigned to the Tennova Newport Hospital. We are very pleased to have her working with us now.