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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.

CHI Memorial Mammography Health Coach to visit Dade County
CHI Memorial Mammography Health Coach to visit Dade County OCT 19, 2018

CHI Memorial’s mobile health coach will provide mammography screenings at CHI Memorial Family Practice Associates - Trenton on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.CDT.

CHI Memorial Convenient Care Flu Vaccine Clinic
CHI Memorial Convenient Care Flu Vaccine Clinic OCT 19, 2018

All four CHI Memorial Convenient Care locations will host a flu vaccine clinic on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Regular flu vaccines will be available, as well as the high dose vaccine for those age 65 and older. Most insurance companies will pay 100% of the cost. The regular vaccine is $35 for those who do not have insurance.


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.