2017 // Health Care


Did You Know?
Hamilton County Project Access is a community charity created to provide access to health care for low-income, uninsured individuals in Hamilton County. Under the leadership of the Medical Foundation of Chattanooga and in partnership with the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society, Project Access has coordinated more than $145 million in donated health care since 2004.

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With award-winning hospitals, residents of the Chattanooga region have top treatment facilities readily available to them. Chattanooga area residents can choose from a number of hospitals for top-quality care. Among them, four large health care systems, including Erlanger, CHI Memorial, Parkridge, and Tennova Healthcare, offer multiple locations. Additionally, two rehabilitation hospitals, Siskin and HealthSouth, offer nationally recognized care. Kindred, a long-term acute care hospital, is located in Chattanooga.    

The Erlanger Health System is a multi-hospital system with five hospitals in Chattanooga. It is the tri-state region’s only level one trauma hospital, with five LIVE FORCE air ambulances stationed around Chattanooga to support the region. The Erlanger Southeast Regional Stroke Center is the fourth largest interventional stroke program in the United States and is recognized for its world-class stroke and neurosciences program. Erlanger is also home to the region’s only kidney transplant program, and T.C. Thompson Children’s Hospital at Erlanger houses the region’s only level four Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.  Erlanger also serves as the region’s academic teaching hospital, partnering with the University Of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga Campus.  Erlanger just recently announced plans for a $25 million mental health hospital.

CHI Memorial is a nonprofit faith-based health care organization that provides preventative, primary, and acute hospital care. CHI Memorial’s Rees Skillern Cancer Institute, a leading provider in cancer services, offers state-of-the-art technologies for minimally invasive treatments and seven centers, each dedicated to a specific type of cancer.  The recently completed Guerry Heart and Vascular Center is well known for its advanced cardiac care and highly trained cardiac specialists. CHI Memorial also offers advanced imaging services and an Orthopedic Center with the region’s only joint replacement center.

Parkridge Health System is a multi-campus facility which includes Parkridge Medical Center, Parkridge East Hospital, Parkridge Valley Hospital, and Parkridge West Hospital. Its main campus, Parkridge Medical Center, currently undergoing a $62 million expansion,  offers comprehensive acute care services, including cardiology, oncology at the Sarah Cannon Cancer Center, award-winning orthopedics, and a 24-hour emergency department. Parkridge East Hospital, located in East Ridge, provides Neonatal Intensive Care as well as orthopedics and advanced gynecologic procedures. Both Parkridge Medical Center and Parkridge East have pioneered new robotic technology for minimally invasive surgery. Parkridge Valley Hospital, a behavioral health facility, offers mental health services, as well as treatment for addictive disorders. Parkridge West provides 24/7 emergency care and a variety of outpatient and behavioral health services.

Tennova Healthcare, one of the largest healthcare systems in Tennessee with 12 hospitals, has two campuses in Cleveland. Collectively, they offer inpatient and outpatient care, diagnostic services, medical and surgical care, and a 24-hour emergency care unit. Accredited as a Chest Pain Center by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care, the Heart and Vascular Center provides comprehensive heart care. Recently formed, it’s new Orthopedic and Spine Center provides advanced specialized care. Tennova also provides a Sleep Disorders Center, accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Located in downtown Chattanooga, Kindred Hospital is a transitional care hospital providing long-term acute care. Kindred houses seriously ill patients who require specialized care over an extended recovery period.  Its services include pulmonary care, complex wound care, dialysis, ICU or special care units, IV antibiotic therapy, rehabilitation services, pain management, and more.

Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation, nationally known for providing exceptional care, is the only nonprofit rehabilitation hospital in Tennessee. Siskin has specialized inpatient treatment programs in brain injury, amputation, stroke, spinal cord injury, orthopedics, neurological disorders, and major multiple trauma, among others.

HealthSouth Chattanooga Rehabilitation Hospital is the region’s only hospital certified by The Joint Commission for stroke and rehabilitation care.  It treats stroke, amputations, arthritis, brain injury, burns, hip fracture, joint replacement, multiple traumas, neurological disorders including Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease, spinal cord injury, orthopedic conditions, and cardiopulmonary conditions. HealthSouth just completed a 27,100-square foot expansion.

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2525 de Sales Ave.
Chattanooga, TN 37404
423.495.2525 | memorial.org

Affiliated with Catholic Health Initiatives, CHI Memorial has been serving Chattanooga residents since 1952 and is the region’s only faith-based health care system.  CHI Memorial is a regional referral center of choice with 3,400 associates and nearly 700 affiliated physicians providing health care throughout Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia. CHI Memorial operates a 336-bed main campus in Chattanooga, which recently completed a $318 million upgrade, along with the 69-bed CHI Memorial Hospital site in Hixson, while further serving the community through Health at Home services and two Community Health Centers. In addition to performing more than 600 open heart procedures annually, the hospital also provides services in orthopedics, urology, diabetes and nutrition, wound healing, sleep disorders, and numerous other specialties. Among the specialized providers within CHI Memorial are the Guerry Heart and Vascular Center, MaryEllen Locher Breast Center, the Rees Skillern Cancer Institute, Joseph and Virginia Schmissrauter Centers for Cancer Support, and the Buz Standefer Lung Center. CHI Memorial offers the largest network of employed primary care and specialty physicians in 36 locations across Tennessee and North Georgia, as well as urgent care.

2501 Citico Ave.
Chattanooga, TN 37404
423.697.2000 | chattanoogaheart.com

The Chattanooga Heart Institute was founded in 1977. Chattanooga Heart partnered with CHI Memorial in 2011 to offer broader access to a network of state-of-the art resources. Chattanooga Heart Institute has offices in Chattanooga, Hixson, Ooltewah, Cleveland, and Jasper, Tennessee, and in Ringgold, Georgia.  Its 23 board-certified cardiologists specialize in interventional cardiology, peripheral vascular disease, cardiovascular ultrasound/nuclear medicine, electrophysiology, pacemaker management, and general/invasive cardiology. Among the procedures and diagnostic tests regularly performed by the cardiologists are the cardiac CT, electrocardiogram (EKG), echocardiogram, imaging stress tests, carotid and abdominal ultrasound, and noninvasive nuclear cardiology.

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975 E. Third St.
Chattanooga, TN 37403
423.778.7000 | erlanger.org

In addition to serving as the region’s only Level One Trauma Center, the Erlanger Health System has five Tennessee-based campuses and six emergency rooms. It is the 7th largest public health care system in the United States and Chattanooga’s second largest employer, with more than 5,000 employees. Erlanger is also the region’s only academic teaching center through its affiliation with the UT College of Medicine at Chattanooga. One of its five hospitals, T.C. Thompson Children’s Hospital at Erlanger, is the only pediatric specialty hospital in the region. With 817 licensed beds, Erlanger also maintains LIFE FORCE, a fleet of five air ambulances based in Tennessee and Georgia. Erlanger also offers a variety of medical, fitness, and wellness services at Erlanger at Volkswagen Drive. The health system operates numerous physician practices throughout the area, ranging from family medicine to specialized care. Erlanger is recognized internationally for its Southeast Regional Stroke Center and the role it plays in clinical trials, and diagnosis and treatment of strokes. It has the highest volume of stroke patients in Tennessee and also offers the region’s only kidney transplant program. Erlanger expanded its robotic surgery services with the installation of a second da Vinci® robot at Erlanger East, acquired the region’s only CyberKnife® for non-invasive cancer treatment, and added a pediatric CT scanner, as well as a bi-plane cath lab to diagnose adult and pediatric cardiac conditions. In 2015, Erlanger opened Erlanger Regional Operations Center (EROC), which coordinates ambulance and emergency air traffic across 11 Tennessee counties and three Georgia counties, and has been instrumental in Erlanger’s patient volume and improved outcomes.



2412 McCallie Ave.
Chattanooga, TN 37404
423.698.0221 | healthsouthchattanooga.com

As a leading provider of acute inpatient rehabilitation, HealthSouth Chattanooga Rehabilitation Hospital combines compassionate care with the latest technology in the treatment of medically complex patients. One of more than 120 hospitals owned by the HealthSouth Corporation nationwide, the facility has been consistently ranked above the national averages in patient outcomes and quality indicators. In 2015, the hospital was recognized with HealthSouth’s President Circle Award, a distinction that recognizes the hospital’s outstanding performance in the development of clinical programs, quality of patient care services, employee retention, customer satisfaction, and overall operational excellence. This acute inpatient rehabilitation hospital offers highly trained physical, occupational, and speech therapists, a greater nurse to patient ratio that includes Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurses (CRRNs), and board-certified rehabilitation physicians that provide visits on a daily basis. In addition, the rehabilitation team includes respiratory therapists, registered dieticians, case managers, wound care specialists, and onsite dialysis nurses and consultative physicians. The result is a shorter length of stay with functional and cognitive gains that are consistently better than the national average.
HealthSouth’s rehabilitation technology includes the Auto-Ambulator to help patients regain the ability to walk and Experia to help patients regain the ability to swallow, both of which are exclusive to HealthSouth. HealthSouth treats people who have had a functional or cognitive decline due to illness or injury and they accept patients ages 14 years and older. HealthSouth Chattanooga is the first and only rehabilitation hospital in the area to earn the Joint Commission Disease Specific Certification for both Stroke Rehabilitation and Hip Fracture Rehabilitation. HealthSouth’s most recent expansion, featuring state-of-the-art private hospital rooms and expanded gym space, opened in the Spring of 2013.

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709 Walnut St.
Chattanooga, TN 37402
423.266.7721 | kindredchattanooga.com

Providing acute, long-term care for chronically ill and medically complex patients who require extended recovery times, Kindred Hospital is Chattanooga’s only facility of its kind. With 44 beds, the local hospital is one of 80 long-term acute care hospitals, 118 inpatient rehabilitation facilities, and 102 nursing and rehabilitation centers governed by Kindred Healthcare, Inc. An onsite team of physicians specializing in numerous medical disciplines meets weekly to assess patient progress and implement individual treatment plans to achieve the most positive outcomes. While offering the latest in diagnostic and treatment services, Kindred professionals maintain communication with family members in a caring, cooperative atmosphere, allowing greater access to patients throughout their course of treatment and recovery. The array of patient services available at Kindred Hospital includes cardiac monitoring; ventilator weaning; physical, occupational, and speech therapies; complex wound care; dialysis; intravenous antibiotic therapy; pain management; state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging; case management; social services; and end-of-life care. Patients regularly transfer to Kindred from local short-term acute care hospitals to receive highly focused treatment over a longer duration period.


Parkridge Health System
2333 McCallie Ave.
Chattanooga, TN 37404
423.698.6061 | parkridgehealth.com

Parkridge Health System includes Parkridge Medical Center, Parkridge East Hospital, Parkridge Valley Adult & Senior Campus, Parkridge Valley Child & Adolescent Campus, Parkridge Valley Cleveland Outpatient Program and Parkridge West Hospital, which includes Moutainview Treatment Center. Parkridge Medical Center, a 275-bed campus on McCallie Avenue, is an Accredited Chest Pain Center which offers comprehensive acute care services including cardiology, oncology at The Sarah Cannon Cancer Center, award-winning orthopedics, and a 24-hour emergency room.  Parkridge East Hospital, located in East Ridge, provides the best in emergency room care, obstetrics including a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and surgical services that include robotics, orthopedics, and advanced gynecologic procedures. Parkridge offers mental health services for children, adolescents, and adults as well as treatment for addictive disorders. Parkridge West Hospital, located in Jasper, Tennessee, provides the Sequatchie Valley’s only
24/7 emergency services, outpatient radiology, laboratory, physical therapy, and behavioral health services.


1 Siskin Plaza
Chattanooga, TN 37403
423.634.1200 | siskinrehab.org

Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation is the only freestanding, nonprofit hospital in Tennessee dedicated exclusively to physical rehabilitation. For more than 25 years, Siskin Hospital has served the Chattanooga community, caring for people and changing the lives of thousands with programs and services that are not offered elsewhere. Siskin Hospital provides patients with a full continuum of ad-vanced care options. The skilled physicians, nursing, and rehabilitation professionals offer more than 20 specialty programs and a comprehensive continuum of care at the downtown campus. Outpatient therapy is also available at offsite locations in Chattanooga and the surrounding area. The hospital and its campus were designed for the provision of rehabilitation services, featuring large, private patient rooms, spacious common areas, and a warm atmosphere. As a nationally known leader in the rehabilitation field, Siskin Hospital is certified by the Joint Commission and the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), and offers the only specifically designed Stroke and Brain Injury Units in the Chattanooga area. Siskin Hospital also holds specialty CARF certifications in stroke and brain injury treatment programs. Siskin Hospital provides patients and their families the specialized therapy care and resources they need for a fulfilling life beyond disability.


2305 Chambliss Ave.
Cleveland, TN 37311
423.559.6000 | tennova.com

SkyRidge Medical Center is now Tennova Healthcare­–Cleveland.One of Tennessee’s largest health networks, Tennova Healthcare has 11 hospitals and more than 80 physician clinics in Tennessee. With nearly 2,000 licensed beds and more than 1,700 physicians across the state, Tennova works to bring quality, innovative healthcare to the Cleveland community with comprehensive medical services and an experienced team of physicians and caregivers. Tennova Healthcare–Cleveland is actively involved with promoting community-wide health and wellness. Tennova’s Cleveland location is an acute care facility which includes approximately 350 beds. It is accredited by The Joint Commission, is an accredited Chest Pain Center as recognized by the Society of Chest Pain Centers, and is an accredited Sleep Disorders Center as recognized by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. The hospital offers a full range of health care services, including a 7,000 square-foot, 24-hour emergency care unit.