Get sick, stay home, get better. It’s a simple prescription, but without local health-care options, many people aren’t able to get it filled.
Happily, that’s not the case for residents in southeast Tennessee, where high-quality medical facilities serve residents from the largest cities to the most rural areas. And whether it’s through new facilities, upgrades to existing buildings or the addition of new technology and procedures, the region’s providers are determined to bring the best available care to the community.
Memorial Health Care System operates two acute-care hospitals, including Memorial Hospital and multiple satellite facilities, in and around Chattanooga. The system has more than 700 affiliated physicians throughout its network and has been recognized nationally by Thomson Reuters on its 100 Top Hospitals list.
While Memorial is known for its many cutting-edge treatments, the system also works to add innovative services. At the Memorial Women’s Center, for example, patients waiting for mammograms or other procedures can enjoy free sessions with a skin specialist or dietitian, while also having breakfast, lunch or even a massage.
Also in Chattanooga is Erlanger Hospital, which has five campuses around the area. It's also home to T.C. Thompson Children's Hospital, a full-service facility featuring emergency, trauma and intensive care services, among others.
Chattanooga is also headquarters of BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, which provides services to nearly 5 million members nationwide.