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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.

Reverence

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.

Integrity

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

Compassion

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.

Excellence

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



Recent press releases
Jan Schroll, RN, receives DAISY Award for extraordinary nurses
Jan Schroll, RN, receives DAISY Award for extraordinary nurses NOV 13, 2018

Jan Schroll, registered nurse (RN) at CHI Memorial, recently received the Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses.

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 Kelly Richardson, MD, joins The Chattanooga Heart Institute
Kelly Richardson, MD, joins The Chattanooga Heart Institute NOV 01, 2018

The Chattanooga Heart Institute at CHI Memorial is pleased to welcome Kelly Richardson, M.D. Dr. Richardson received her medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She completed her residency and internship in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and completed fellowships in cardiovascular medicine, el

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CHI Memorial's second annual St. Luke’s Healer’s Heart Award recipients announced
CHI Memorial's second annual St. Luke’s Healer’s Heart Award recipients announced OCT 31, 2018

CHI Memorial's second annual St. Luke’s Healer’s Heart Award ceremony was held Tuesday, October 23, 2018. The award honors physicians and advance practice clinicians who have significantly contributed to the advancement of CHI Memorial’s Mission and Core Values. Recipients are chosen from among those nominated in each of four core value categories

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