Four large health care systems – CHI Memorial, Erlanger, Parkridge, and Tennova Healthcare – dot the Chattanooga landscape and provide high-quality care to patients. These organizations offer multiple locations and are complemented by two rehabilitation hospitals, Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation and Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Chattanooga. Kindred Hospital, a transitional care hospital, is also located in Chattanooga, while Hamilton Health Care System serves the Dalton area.
Founded in 1952, CHI Memorial is a nonprofit faith-based, multi-hospital system that provides preventative, primary, and acute hospital care. The CHI Memorial network boasts eight facilities and offers treatments for various types of cancer and is supported by advanced technologies. The Rees Skillern Cancer Institute at CHI Memorial is a leading provider of cancer services in the Chattanooga area and features robotic-assisted, minimally invasive treatment for prostate, gynecologic, head and neck, colorectal, and lung cancers. At CHI Memorial’s Guerry Heart and Vascular Center, a team of experienced surgeons, cardiologists, and support staff addresses heart concerns, and The Chattanooga Heart Institute, which is integrated with the Guerry Heart and Vascular Center, has led the region’s largest center dedicated solely to cardiovascular care for the past 40 years. CHI Memorial also offers patients access to advanced imaging services and the Orthopedic Center, which includes a joint replacement center, spine center, and sports medicine and rehabilitation services. CHI Memorial was named the No. 2 hospital in Tennessee by U.S. News & World Report for the 2018-2019 ranking.
With seven hospitals in the Tennessee and North Carolina area, Erlanger Health System treats more than 600,000 patients each year. Erlanger is the tri-state region’s only Level I trauma hospital, and the organization has a fleet of six LIFE FORCE air ambulances to provide optimal emergency care. Children’s Hospital at Erlanger is the region’s only Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and the facility also boasts a pediatric trauma team, emergency center, and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. The Erlanger Southeast Regional Stroke Center, with its state-of-the-art infrastructure, staff, and training, has set a gold standard for comprehensive stroke care and is among the largest stroke centers in the nation.
Erlanger is also home to the only kidney transplant program in the region and has been recognized nationally for its nephrology services. The organization provides mental health services at the Erlanger Behavioral Health Hospital, which treats an array of disorders and addictions for a variety of ages. It also serves as a teaching hospital in the region and teams up with the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga and University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis.
Parkridge Health System offers comprehensive care with its four hospitals placed throughout the area. Located in downtown Chattanooga, Parkridge Medical Center offers emergency, cardiology, orthopedics, robotics, and surgical services and recently opened the Advanced Wound Care & Vascular Center. The facility also offers oncology services at the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute. Parkridge East Hospital offers comprehensive medical services and features a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, while Parkridge Valley offers behavioral health and addictive disorder treatment services for all ages. Parkridge West Hospital also provides a full suite of care with emergency medical services, an outpatient laboratory, outpatient imaging, outpatient physical therapy, and inpatient behavioral health services.
With nine hospitals and a network of freestanding emergency departments, rehabilitation centers, surgery centers, and other medical clinics, Tennova Healthcare is one of the state’s largest health care networks. Tennova Healthcare – Cleveland’s campus offers inpatient and outpatient care, diagnostic services, medical and surgical care, and 24-hour emergency care. Tennova Healthcare – Cleveland also offers an accredited Chest Pain Center recognized by the Society of Chest Pain Centers and an accredited Sleep Disorders Center recognized by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.