2018 // 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 $162 million in donated health care since 2004.

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With top treatment facilities readily available, residents of the Chattanooga region can rest assured their medical needs will be met.

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Chattanooga area residents can choose from a number of hospitals for trusted care. Among them, four large health care systems, including CHI Memorial, Erlanger, Parkridge, and Tennova Healthcare, offer multiple locations. Additionally, two rehabilitation hospitals, Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation, and HealthSouth Chattanooga Rehabilitation Hospital, offer nationally recognized care. Kindred Hospital, a long-term acute care hospital, is also located in Chattanooga.

CHI Memorial is a nonprofit faith-based multihospital system that provides preventative, primary, and acute hospital care. With seven centers each dedicated to a specific type of cancer and supported by advanced technologies for minimally invasive treatments, CHI Memorial’s Rees Skillern Cancer Institute is a leading provider in cancer services for the Chattanooga area. 

The Guerry Heart and Vascular Center, completed in 2014, is well known for its advanced cardiac care and highly trained cardiac specialists.  CHI Memorial also offers advanced imaging services and advanced orthopedic care including its joint replacement center. Recently, CHI Memorial expanded their services to management of Cornerstone Medical Center, located in North Georgia.

The Erlanger Health System is a multihospital system with five hospitals and six emergency rooms in the Chattanooga area. It is the tri-state region’s only level one trauma hospital, with six LIFE FORCE air ambulances stationed around Chattanooga to support the region.   Recognized for its world-class stroke and neurosciences program, the Erlanger Southeast Regional Stroke Center is the fourth largest interventional stroke program in the nation. Erlanger is 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. The new  Erlanger Behavioral Health Hospital and the new Children’s Hospital at Erlanger Outpatient Center are currently under construction.

Parkridge Health System is a multihospital system 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. In East Ridge, Parkridge East Hospital provides Level III Neonatal Intensive Care as well as orthopedics and complex gynecologic procedures. Both Parkridge Medical Center and Parkridge East have pioneered new robotic technology for minimally invasive surgery. Parkridge Valley Hospital, composed of four behavioral
health campuses, offers mental health services, as well as treatment for addictive disorders. Parkridge West, located in Jasper, Tennessee, provides 24/7 emergency care and a variety of outpatient and behavioral health services. 

Tennova Healthcare, one of the largest health care systems in Tennessee with 16 hospitals, has two campuses in Cleveland. Collectively, they are accredited by The Joint Commission and offer inpatient and outpatient care, diagnostic services, medical and surgical care, and a 24-hour emergency care unit. The Heart and Vascular Center is accredited as a Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers, and Tennova’s Sleep Disorders Center is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

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

Nationally known for providing exceptional care, Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation 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 rehabilitation care. They treat brain injury, spinal cord injury, trauma, orthopedic conditions, neurological conditions, including Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease, cardiopulmonary conditions, arthritis, and pain management. HealthSouth also has specialized inpatient programs for strokes, hip fractures,
and amputees.   


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CHI MEMORIAL

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. The health care system is a regional referral center of choice with 3,500 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 a Community Health Center.  In addition to performing more than 750 open heart procedures annually, the hospital 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 38 locations across Tennessee and North Georgia, as well as urgent care.


 

THE CHATTANOOGA HEART INSTITUTE

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

The Chattanooga Heart Institute was founded in 1977 and partnered with CHI Memorial in 2011 to offer broader access to a network of state-of-the art resources. The Chattanooga Heart Institute has offices in Chattanooga, Hixson, Ooltewah, Cleveland, and Jasper, Tennessee, and in Ringgold, Georgia. Its 25 board-certified cardiologists and two cardiovascular surgeons specialize in interventional cardiology, peripheral vascular disease, cardiovascular ultrasound/nuclear medicine, electrophysiology, and general/invasive cardiology. The cardiologists perform PET/CT, MRI, electrocardiogram (EKG), echocardiogram, imaging stress tests, carotid and abdominal ultrasound, and noninvasive nuclear cardiology.


 

ERLANGER HEALTH SYSTEM

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 hospitals and six emergency rooms. It is the 7th largest public health care system in the United States and Chattanooga’s largest employer. 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 813 licensed beds, Erlanger also maintains LIFE FORCE, a fleet of six air ambulances based in Tennessee, North Carolina, 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 has expanded its robotic surgery services with the installation of six da Vinci® robots, 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.

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HEALTHSOUTH CHATTANOOGA REHABILITATION HOSPITAL

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 125 hospitals owned by HealthSouth Corporation nationwide, the facility has been consistently ranked above the national averages in patient outcomes and quality indicators. In 2016, the hospital placed in the top 12% of all rehabilitation hospitals in the nation for its quality outcomes.  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. In addition, the rehabilitation team includes respiratory therapists, registered dieticians, case managers, wound care specialists, and on-site 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.  In addition, the hospital has achieved the distinction of being a HealthSouth Stroke Center of Excellence for the past two years. HealthSouth’s most recent expansions feature state-of-the-art private hospital rooms and expanded gym space with a focus on acclimating patients to real-world environments. 


 

KINDRED HOSPITAL

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.


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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 Mountainview Treatment Center. Parkridge Medical Center, a 275-bed campus on McCallie Avenue, is an Accredited Chest Pain and Primary Stroke Center offering 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 Valley Hospital offers mental health services for children, adolescents, and adults as well as treatment for addictive disorders. Parkridge West Hospital, located in Jasper, Tennessee, provides 24/7 emergency services, outpatient radiology, laboratory, physical therapy, and behavioral health services.


SISKIN HOSPITAL FOR PHYSICAL REHABILITATION

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. The hospital provides patients with a full continuum of advanced care options. 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. The 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.


TENNOVA HEALTHCARE – CLEVELAND

2305 Chambliss Ave.
Cleveland, TN 37311
423.559.6000 | 1.855.TENNOVA
tennova.com

Tennova Healthcare–Cleveland is a part of Tennova Heathcare, one of Tennessee’s largest health networks, with 16 hospitals and more than 115 physician clinics in Tennessee. With approximately 2,600 licensed beds and more than 2,800 physicians across the state, Tennova works to bring quality, innovative health care 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.


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