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A ministry of healing

About us

CHI Memorial is a not-for-profit, faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to the healing ministry of the Church. Founded in 1952 by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth and strengthened as part of Catholic Health Initiatives, CHI Memorial offers a continuum of care including preventative, primary and acute hospital care, as well as cardiac, cancer, orthopedic, imaging, and multitude of other services.

CHI Memorial is a regional referral center of choice with more than 3,500 associates and more than 650 affiliated physicians providing health care throughout Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia.

Taking care of families in Chattanooga and beyond while striving to provide the best in physical and spiritual attention is vital to our mission.

Our mission

The Mission of Catholic Health Initiatives is to nurture the healing ministry of the Church, supported by education and research. Fidelity to the Gospel urges us to emphasize human dignity and social justice as we create healthier communities.

Our values

We are guided by our Mission and Core Values of Reverence, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence.


A profound spirit of awe and respect for all of creation, shaping our relationship to self, one another and to God, and acknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us.


Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty and sincerity as the basis of trustworthiness.


Feeling with others, being one with others in their sorrows and joy, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of the human community. It is the heartfelt concern for the needs of others that compels us to respond. Compassion makes a difference you can feel.


Outstanding achievement, merit and virtue, continually surpassing standards to achieve and maintain quality.

Recent press releases
Three Surgeons Join CHI Memorial Medical Group
Three Surgeons Join CHI Memorial Medical Group SEP 21, 2018

CHI Memorial Medical Group is pleased to welcome John L. Gwin, Jr, M.D., Daniel L. Heithold, M.D., and J. Andrew Lovette, M.D. to CHI Memorial Surgical Associates.

HPV: What Parents Need to Know
HPV: What Parents Need to Know OCT 10, 2018

CHI Memorial will present an educational seminar, HPV: What Parents Need to Know, on Monday, October 22, 2018 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the LaFayette-Walker County Library community room. There is no cost to attend the seminar and it is open to everyone in the community.

Financial Assistance for Annual Breast Screenings
Financial Assistance for Annual Breast Screenings OCT 09, 2018

The MaryEllen Locher Breast Center partners with Tennessee Breast and Cervical Screening Program, Georgia Breast and Cervical Cancer Program, the Susan G. Komen Foundation, and Hurlbut Foundation to provide eligible uninsured and under-insured women with breast screenings.


CHI Memorial's free app provides point-to-point wayfinding and an option for verbal directions for navigating CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga.

Learn how our clinical professionals are changing lives for the better.