National Hospital Week Is May 10–16

Monday, May 11, 2020
CHI Memorial invites community members to celebrate National Hospital Week by offerring messages of gratitude and good wishes for front line caregivers through its new online “Kudoboard.” 
 
"This appreciation board is a simple and free way to show your gratitude for the health care heroes in our community," officials said. "To access the board, visit memorial.org/hero. Anyone can access the service to post a photo, video or simple message of thanks for the local nurses, physicians and other caregivers who are working so hard to keep our community safe during COVID-19.  You do not need an account to share a post."
 
“We’re so grateful for the outpouring of support for our caregivers,” said Janelle Reilly, market CEO, CHI Memorial.
“This online tool provides an easy way for our community to share messages of gratitude directly with those on the front lines.” 
 
"Kudoboards are not part of the CHI Memorial internal network and are not hosted by us, so are not HIPAA compliant," officials said.  Kudoboards are similar to other social networks, like Facebook, where users have to agree to Terms of Service before posting content.  Any posting of someone else’s protected health information (PHI), such as diagnoses, treatment information, medical test results and prescription information, is a privacy violation. 

Standifer Place Reports No Cases Of COVID-19

Mary McKenzie, DO, Moves To CHI Memorial Integrative Medicine Associate’s Signal Mountain Office; Acupuncture And Nutrition Services Added

Sandra Huggins, MSN, FNP-BC, Joins CHI Memorial Convenient Care – Atrium


The state of Tennessee’s largest skilled nursing facility with the largest unit of ventilator dependent patients has completed their first government-mandated COVID-19 testing. This large facility ... (click for more)

Mary McKenzie, DO, is moving to CHI Integrative Medicine Associates’ Signal Mountain office. Dr. McKenzie joined CHI Memorial Medical Group in August 2015. She received her medical degree from ... (click for more)

CHI Memorial Convenient Care – Atrium announces the addition of Sandra Huggins, MSN, FNP-BC, to its staff. Ms. Huggins received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Tennessee ... (click for more)



Living Well

Standifer Place Reports No Cases Of COVID-19

The state of Tennessee’s largest skilled nursing facility with the largest unit of ventilator dependent patients has completed their first government-mandated COVID-19 testing. This large facility is The Health Center at Standifer Place here in Chattanooga. With over 900 tests submitted and completed, Standifer Place came away with no cases of COVID-19. This testing included ... (click for more)

Mary McKenzie, DO, Moves To CHI Memorial Integrative Medicine Associate’s Signal Mountain Office; Acupuncture And Nutrition Services Added

Mary McKenzie, DO, is moving to CHI Integrative Medicine Associates’ Signal Mountain office. Dr. McKenzie joined CHI Memorial Medical Group in August 2015. She received her medical degree from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Oh. and completed her residency at University of Tennessee, Chattanooga. Dr. McKenzie welcomes patients age five and up. "CHI ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Hamilton County Reports One-Day Record 106 New Coronavirus Cases; Deaths Remain At 19

The Hamilton County Health Department reported a one-day record 106 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday for a cumulative total of 1,381. Officials said, "While the majority of people are compliant with the Health Department’s isolation and quarantine instructions, there are an increasing number of people who are not staying home and not being cooperative. This behavior puts the ... (click for more)

Hamilton County Correctional Officer Tests Positive For Coronavirus; Silverdale Facility Employees, Inmates To Be Tested Wednesday

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office was notified Friday morning one of its Corrections Division employees has tested positive for COVID-19. Per Hamilton County Jail guidelines, the employee is at home under isolation order from the Hamilton County Health Department. Jail personnel are currently working with Health Department personnel to currently track all inmates and personnel ... (click for more)

Opinion

It's About Time Riverbend Was Cancelled - And Response

Since its inception, Friends of the Festival seemed bound and determined to make Riverbend a national event, ignoring the opinions of many Chattanoogans. Riverbend started as a local event drawing on the tastes and desires of local citizens yet has devolved into an outrageously expensive, super-crowded two-week-long free-for-all. Riverbend has drastically deviated from its original ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Rhea Migrants Vanish!

A promising online news website debuted last month from its statewide base in Nashville. Identifying itself as “Tennessee—Lookout,” the website has what appears to be sound leadership and creditable reporters. Its vow is that it hopes to become an “Independent non-profit news site dedicated to covering Tennessee government, policy and politics. Hard-hitting but fair.” I wish it ... (click for more)