Siskin Hospital Celebrates National Rehabilitation Week With A TV Land Theme

Monday, September 11, 2017

Siskin Hospital is celebrating National Rehabilitation Week Sept. 11-15 with a hospital-wide theme of “Journey thru TV Land.” 
 
"Chattanooga is a fun-loving city and Siskin Hospital is filled with fun-loving people who do serious work for our community. This week, we celebrate the Siskin Hospital mission and 27 years of serving Chattanooga with a 'Journey thru T.V. Land.' Each department in the hospital is decorated as a different network, TV show, or TV character. For example, Marketing is “Animal Planet,” HR is “Hallmark Channel,” Inpatient Therapy is “Superheroes Cartoons,” and many more," officials said. "National Rehabilitation Week is an opportunity for Siskin Hospital to celebrate the field we work in, to educate others and ourselves about this field, and to recognize the many individuals whose lives have been touched by physical medicine and rehabilitation."
 
There are numerous activities planned for the week. Check out the schedule below for details on the celebrations.  Visit the website at www.SiskinRehab.org for a full schedule of events. 
 
Monday, Sept. 11 
o   Employee Breakfast 6-9 a.m. – Employees pick up Rehab Week Ribbons, a Schedule of Activities, and get info on the Team Building Trivia Game that will take them throughout the “Journey thru TV Land” sites in Siskin Hospital. 

Tuesday, Sept. 12
o   Siskin Hospital’s own Lucy and Desi will travel through the therapy gyms to visit and pose for photos with our patients from 9-11 a.m.
o   We’ll be amazed when as we join the audience for the live taping of Siskin’s Got Talent! DJ Fred will be spinning tunes as several acts wow the crowd with vocals, comedy, dancing, instrumentals or magic. Shot on location at 11:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m. in the Main Conference Center!

Wednesday, Sept. 13
o   Balloon Deliveries to patients from 9-11 a.m. 
o   The entire hospital will enjoy an Employee Luncheon in the Leisure Park – dressed in a T.V. Land-themed costume for the “Project Runway” Costume Contest! It’s sure to be a blast!!
o   “Fixer Uppers” Department Decorating Judging from 1-3 p.m. As a remembrance of 9/11 and a tribute to the eleven seasons of the Emmy-winning TV show M*A*S*H, military and other first responders will be the judges for this episode.

Thursday, Sept. 14
o    Our “Unforgettable” Patient Party from 2-4 p.m. with fun games, yummy snacks, PRIZES, and live entertainment by Jamison. All patients are invited to Come On Down to the Main Conference Center to be the next contestants to join in these “Good Times”!

Friday, Sept. 15
o   Employees will be dressed in Rehab Week t-shirts and jeans and will be treated to a variety of snacks with our Roving Take-A-Break! 

Throughout the week… 
o   There will be a clothing drive for the Patient Clothes Closet, partially funded by employee purchase of “Breaking News” sweet treats for co-workers. 
o   Diners in The Public Dining Room will enjoy TV Land-themed menu items and some Culinary Foto Fun at the Food Network Photo Booth.
 
"If you would like to celebrate Chattanooga, especially the work that is done at Siskin Hospital, stop by and join the fun. We are privileged to serve our patients during this fun-filled week," officials said.



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