Siskin Hospital Celebrates 30 Years Of Service

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Siskin Hospital is pleased to announce its 30th year of service to the Chattanooga community.

Siskin Hospital emerged from the vision and generosity of two philanthropic brothers, Mose and Garrison Siskin. That vision continues with the wide range of physical rehabilitation programs and services available today from Tennessee’s largest acute rehabilitation hospital.

“We are working to ensure Siskin Hospital continues to thrive,” said Dr. Matthew Gibson, president and CEO, “so that transformative care can continue to be delivered to those in need across the organization at all of our campuses for another 30 years and beyond.”

Siskin Hospital opened its doors as the first freestanding, not-for-profit rehabilitation hospital in Tennessee built specifically for rehabilitation patients. It remains Tennessee’s only not-for-profit rehabilitation hospital, offering an all-inclusive campus, as well as off-campus locations, dedicated  to meeting a wide variety of rehabilitation needs.  

Since admitting its first patient in February 1990, Siskin Hospital has since helped thousands of patients return to active, fulfilling lives. From an initial plan for a 50-bed hospital to today’s 130-bed facility, Siskin Hospital has expanded its levels of care and specialty services to provide for the physical rehabilitation needs of the growing and changing Chattanooga community and surrounding areas and has become a destination hospital for out-of-state patients looking for special rehabilitation technology or services.

From one offsite outpatient facility in 1996, Siskin Hospital now offers outpatient therapy services at two facilities in East Brainerd and Cleveland, with a third to open this spring in Hixson.

Timeline of significant events:

1988: Robert Main is hired as Siskin Hospital’s first President & CEO
1990: Siskin Hospital admits its first patient
1996: First offsite outpatient facility opens
1997: Siskin Hospital opens its Brain Injury Community Re-entry Services Program
2000: First patient is admitted to the SubAcute Rehabilitation Program
2002: Siskin Hospital is awarded the Non-Profit Organization of the Year Distinction
2003: Siskin Hospital hosts its first-ever Possibilities fundraiser
2006: The 27,000 square foot Outpatient Pavilion opens at the main campus
2007: The Siskin Hospital Health & Fitness Center, accommodating clients at every fitness level or ability, opens
2010: State-of-the-art Stroke Center opens
2011: State-of-the-art Brain Injury Wing added
2014: Carol Sim becomes Siskin Hospital’s second president & CEO following Robert Main’s 26 years as the longest-tenured healthcare CEO in Chattanooga
2014: Siskin Hospital acquires St. Barnabas
2018: Siskin Hospital becomes Tennessee’s largest acute rehabilitation hospital
2020: Dr. Matthew Gibson becomes Siskin Hospital’s third president & CEO following Carol Sim’s six-year-tenure
Siskin Hospital offers all private patient rooms and has specialized Inpatient treatment programs in brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, amputee, orthopedics, neurological disorders, and major multiple trauma, among other illnesses and disorders

The experienced and dedicated staff at Siskin Hospital guides patients with the most innovative and successful rehabilitation programs, services, and equipment available in the Chattanooga area, said officials. For 30 years patients have received healing, hope, and independence through our philosophy of “Caring People. Changing Lives.”

To learn more about rehabilitation services at Siskin Hospital, please visit www.SiskinRehab.org or call 634-1200.



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