St. Barnabas Healthcare Center, 950 Siskin Drive, will celebrate the change of its trade name Wednesday with a ribbon-cutting event coordinated by the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce.
The 48-year-old organization, formerly St. Barnabas Senior Living Services, offers short-term inpatient rehab and traditional long-term care. The new name is more descriptive of the organization's distinct identity and services since the sale of its assisted living and retirement apartments in 2012.
Founded in 1965 by community and ecumenical leaders to meet the pressing need for quality elder care inChattanooga, St. Barnabas became home for many of our community's seniors. And increasingly it has become a short-term home for many older adults who receive therapy before returning to their own homes.