Community benefit

In keeping with our mission of caring for all in the community, CHI Memorial dedicates significant resources for programs and services that increase access to health care for the poor and uninsured and improve the health of our community. Community benefit takes many forms, and we are pleased to share CHI Memorial's 2016 Community Benefit Report

Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA)

The Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) defines priorities for health improvement, creates a collaborative community environment to engage stakeholders, and an open and transparent process to listen and truly understand the health needs of the community served by CHI Memorial in Hamilton County, Tennessee and Catoosa and Walker Counties in Georgia. The 2016 CHNA and Community Benefit Implementation Plan 2017-2020 are available for review.

Requests accepted for funding

Each year between December 15 – January 31, CHI Memorial receives applications from non-profit agencies for consideration for the following fiscal year, which is July 1 – June 30. Each request must include a brief description of the project with clear statements detailing the goals and objectives and anticipated outcomes. Please review CHI Memorial’s guidelines for community support, funding application and funding evaluation.

Improving health care access

CHI Memorial partners with Project Access, the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department, the Homeless Health Care Clinic, the Samaritan Center, Catholic Charities and other agencies to ensure that medical care is available for everyone.

CHI Memorial Community Health Center Hixson offers primary and preventive care and social services regardless of ability to pay.

Mobile health coach

CHI Memorial offers the only mobile mammography services in the region and extends access to mammography, health screenings, and educational information to residents in 35 counties across Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama.  For more information, call (423) 495-6744.


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



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