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  • Winter media advisory: preventing frost bite and hypothermia

    JAN 28, 2019

    As the Tennessee Valley braces for a blast of Arctic air, it’s important to remember the extreme cold temperatures can lead to health emergencies, including frost bite and hypothermia. People who work and play outdoors, and those who don’t have heat or proper insulation, are at risk for developing these weather-related conditions.

  • Keep your new year's resolution to stop smoking

    JAN 24, 2019

    Giving up smoking is a common New Year’s resolution and CHI Memorial wants to help you reach your goal to be tobacco free in 2019. CHI Memorial offers a free seven-week Freedom From Smoking ® program which helps participants learn how to beat tobacco addiction, lifestyle changes that make quitting easier, stress management, how to avoid weight ga

  • Matters of the mind: a series on memory loss

    JAN 21, 2019

    CHI Memorial Center for Healthy Aging will host the fourth session of its Matters of the Mind: A Series on Memory Loss. It will be held Thursday, January 31, 2019, from 6 – 7 p.m. at CHI Memorial Hospital Hixson’s Professional Office Building, 2051 Hamill Road, third floor conference room, Hixson, TN 37343.

  • Community event: free hernia screening clinic

    JAN 03, 2019

    CHI Memorial will host a free hernia screening clinic from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 in the CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga Community Rooms (entrance B – surgery services).

  • CHI Memorial Medical Group welcomes Patrice Henry, NP

    JAN 02, 2019

    CHI Memorial Medical Group is pleased to announce Patrice Henry APRN, FNP-BC, NP-C, OCN., has joined CHI Memorial Family Practice Associates – Soddy-Daisy. Henry received her nursing degree from Chattanooga State Community College, and her master’s degree from Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, TN. She is board certified as a n

  • Cindy Simmons, PA-C, joins CHI Memorial Family Practice Associates – Chickamauga

    DEC 21, 2018

    CHI Memorial Medical Group is pleased to welcome Cindy Simmons, PA-C, to CHI Memorial Family Practice Associates – Chickamauga. Simmons earned a master of medical science degree from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. She is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

  • CHI Memorial named 'Best Regional Hospital'

    DEC 13, 2018

    CHI Memorial is once again the only hospital in Chattanooga to be named Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News and World Report. On the list of Best Hospitals in Tennessee, CHI Memorial is ranked second, behind Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

  • Save the date: cardiovascular symposium is February 9, 2019

    DEC 11, 2018

    The Chattanooga Heart Institute and CHI Memorial will host the 2018 Annual Chattanooga Cardiovascular Symposium on Saturday, February 9, 2019, at Embassy Suites, 2321 Lifestyle Way, Chattanooga, TN 37421. C. Samuel Ledford, M.D., FACC; Mark C. Thel, M.D., FACC; David J. Wendt, M.D., FACC are the program directors. A maximum of 6.3 AMA PRA Categor

  • Jaime Ponce, MD, receives Master Educator Award

    DEC 10, 2018

    The American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons (ASMBS) Foundation recently honored Jaime Ponce, M.D., metabolic surgeon and medical director of CHI Memorial’s weight management program, with its 2018 Master Educator Award during the ASMBS 35th annual meeting in Nashville.

  • Oncology services now available at CHI Memorial - Parkway

    DEC 05, 2018

    CHI Memorial is excited to announce it is now offering radiation oncology in North Georgia. Earlier this year, the Georgia Department of Community Health announced its approval of CHI Memorial Hospital Georgia’s certificate of need application to provide full-service cancer services with new equipment at CHI Memorial Parkway in Ringgold, GA. Provid

  • Chattanooga Boys Choir to perform at CHI Memorial

    DEC 03, 2018

    CHI Memorial invites patients, family members, staff, and community members to hear the Chattanooga Boys Choir on Thursday, December 6, 2018. The Mozart and Schubert choirs will perform Christmas music at 5 p.m. in the lobby outside of the cafeteria. Guests should enter at Entrance B – surgery services.

  • CHI Memorial Hospital Georgia community health fair

    NOV 08, 2018

    CHI Memorial Hospital Georgia will host a community health fair on Monday, November 12, 2018 from 4 – 7 p.m. The community is invited to join us for a variety of health education, screenings, and presentations. Enjoy refreshments, register for door prizes, and learn more about how you can improve the health of your family.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Survivorship empowerment class open to all cancer survivors

    OCT 16, 2018

    CHI Memorial Rees Skillern Cancer Institute will host a Survivorship Empowerment class on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 5 p.m. The free class is open to all cancer survivors, regardless of where they received treatment, and their care givers.

  • 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

    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 Medical Group welcomes Kim Nguyen, M.D.

    OCT 08, 2018

    CHI Memorial Medical Group is pleased to announce Kim Nguyen, M.D., has joined Heinsohn, Donowitz, Rybolt, and Nguyen. Dr. Nguyen received her medical degree from University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis.

  • CHI Memorial pioneers use of Mazor X™

    OCT 05, 2018

    CHI Memorial is the first hospital in the Chattanooga region to add the Mazor X™ Robotic Guidance Platform, state-of-the-art technology for spine surgery.

  • New location for breast and gynecological support group meeting

    SEP 25, 2018

    The breast and gynecological cancer support group, offered through CHI Memorial Rees Skillern Institute’s Center for Cancer Support, is moving its weekly meeting location to the MaryEllen Locher Breast Center at CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga.

  • Janelle Reilly named Market Chief Executive Officer for CHI Memorial

    SEP 10, 2018

    The Board of Directors of CHI Memorial and Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) have selected Janelle Reilly as market chief executive officer (CEO) for CHI Memorial. Larry Schumacher, who formerly served at CHI Memorial’s market CEO, will now focus exclusively on his role as senior vice president, CHI divisional operations, southeast division.

  • 14th Annual Pink! Gala co-chairs and theme announced

    AUG 27, 2018

    CHI Memorial Foundation is pleased to announce the 14th annual Pink! Gala will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at the Chattanooga Convention Center. Dr. Lee and Sharron Jackson, and Dan and Amber Norton will co-chair the Foundation’s signature black-tie event.

  • Save the Date: 2018 southeast regional oncology symposium

    JUL 31, 2018

    The Rees Skillern Cancer Institute and CHI Memorial will host the 2018 Southeast Regional Oncology Symposium for primary care providers on Saturday, September 8, 2018, at Embassy Suites by Hilton from 7:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. James R. Headrick, M.D., cardiothoracic surgeon, is the program director.

  • Lee Ann Flinn, RN, receives Daisy award for extraordinary nurses

    JUL 24, 2018

    Lee Ann Flinn, registered nurse (RN) at CHI Memorial, recently received the award after she was nominated by a patient who says Flinn provided hope during a difficult time. Flinn has worked as a registered nurse at CHI Memorial since January 2001 and currently works in Unit 3 at CHI Memorial Hospital Hixson.

  • Full-service cancer care approved for CHI Memorial Parkway

    JUN 25, 2018

    On Monday, June 25, 2018, The Georgia Department of Community Health announced its approval of CHI Memorial Hospital Georgia’s certificate of need application to provide full-service cancer services with new equipment at CHI Memorial Parkway in Ringgold, GA.

  • The Chattanooga heart institute opens seventh location

    JUN 06, 2018

    High quality heart care now at the Atrium Medical Center. The Chattanooga Heart Institute at CHI Memorial is pleased to announce the opening of its new office at the Atrium Medical Center, 1949 Gunbarrel Road, Suite 300, Chattanooga, TN.

  • CHI Memorial receives, donates life-saving narcan

    MAY 24, 2018

    CHI Memorial has received 900 dosage units of the life-saving drug Narcan® (naloxone HCI) nasal spray 4mg as a donation from Cardinal Health. This donation will support CHI Memorial’s efforts to respond to opioid overdoses in Hamilton County.

  • CHI Memorial wins healthcare advertising awards

    MAY 24, 2018

    CHI Memorial’s cardiac and oncology television commercial series won the Silver Award at the 35th Annual Healthcare Advertising Awards. This program is the oldest, largest and most widely respected healthcare advertising awards competition. More than 4,000 entries were received this year.

  • PulsePoint app launched in hamilton county

    MAR 18, 2018

    The Hamilton County Emergency Communications District has joined with CHI Memorial and Parkridge Health System to bring PulsePoint, a potentially lifesaving app, to Hamilton County.

  • Pink! nets almost $400,000 for MaryEllen Locher breast center

    FEB 26, 2018

    CHI Memorial Foundation’s 13th annual Pink! gala, chaired by Dr. Taylor and Tiffany Whaley, and Dr. Tom and Susan Flanagan, raised a net total of $389,000, all of which stays in our local community. Proceeds benefit the MaryEllen Locher Breast Center at CHI Memorial.

  • Pink! nets almost $400,000 for MaryEllen Locher breast center

    FEB 26, 2018

    CHI Memorial Foundation’s 13th annual Pink! gala, chaired by Dr. Taylor and Tiffany Whaley, and Dr. Tom and Susan Flanagan, raised a net total of $389,000, all of which stays in our local community. Proceeds benefit the MaryEllen Locher Breast Center at CHI Memorial.

  • CHI Memorial Medical Group welcomes Geraldo Holguin, M.D.

    FEB 18, 2018

    CHI Memorial Medical Group is pleased to announce Geraldo Holguin, M.D., has joined Buz Standefer Lung Center. Dr. Holguin received his medical degree from Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. He completed his residency and internship in internal medicine at Woodhull Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY.


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