Siskin Hospital Celebrates National Rehabilitation Week

Monday, August 25, 2014

Siskin Hospital is celebrating National Rehabilitation Week from August 25-29. The hospital-wide theme is “Siskin Hospital—Another Great Chattanooga Attraction!” 

This week, Siskin will celebrate what makes it and all of the other attractions in the area so great. Each department in the hospital will be decorated as a Chattanooga attraction. There will be the Visitors Center in the Main Lobby, the Chattanooga Zoo, the Tennessee Aquarium, the Chattanooga Lookouts, the Incline, Rock City, the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum and many more Chattanooga icons. 

National Rehabilitation Week is an opportunity for Siskin Hospital to celebrate the field, to educate others and about this field, and to recognize the many individuals whose lives have been touched by physical medicine and rehabilitation.  

There are numerous fun activities planned for the week. Below is a list of a few of the activities scheduled:


Monday, August 25:

Employee Breakfast 6-9 a.m. – Pick up Rehab Week Ribbons, Lookout Tickets for Family Night, and get info on the Team Building Scavenger Hunt throughout the “Chattanooga Attractions” destinations in Siskin Hospital.

Tuesday, August 26:

Looie the Lookouts’ Mascot will be joining therapist Bobby Bean and his team of fans to pose for photos with our patients from 9-11 a.m.

There will be an Employee Moon Pie Eating Contest at 11:30 a.m., noon, and 12:30 p.m. in the Public Dining Room.

Wednesday, August 27:

Nurse Marian, the Moon Pie Queen, will be visiting with patients, dancing, eating Moon Pies, and having a good time from 9-11 a.m.

The entire hospital will have an Employee Luncheon in the Leisure Park – everyone will be dressed in costume to celebrate their Chattanooga theme! Also, the three Moon Pie Eating contestants will face off in the Championship Contest.

A decorating contest and costume contest will also take place!

Thursday, August 28:

A Lake Winnie themed Patient Party will take place from 2-4 p.m. in the 2nd Floor Conference Center. The patients will play therapy-related games, win prizes, have snacks, and will love being entertained by the Station House Singers!

Friday, August 29:

Employees will be dressed in Rehab Week t-shirts and jeans & will be treated to a variety of snacks! Also, Friday night, all employees will go to the Lookouts Game for Siskin Hospital Family Night at the ballgame.

Throughout the week there will be a clothing drive for the Patient Clothes Closet, with prize drawings for those chosen from a raffle. The Public Dining Room will be set up as the Chattanooga Market, with a variety of menu options and fresh produce for sale. 



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