Riverfront Medical Center Now Open In The Bend

First New Building Opens In The Bend Development

  • Wednesday, June 22, 2022

This week, Noon Development celebrated the official opening of the Riverfront Medical Center at The Bend with a ribbon-cutting hosted by the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce. 

Located at 1247 Riverfront Parkway, this building is a part of The Bend, an upcoming 110-acre mixed-use community on Chattanooga’s waterfront. The medical office building is the first new construction at The Bend and is occupied by Riverfront Surgery Center, Athena Esoterix and Four Bridges Dermatology & Cosmetics.

“We’re excited about these tenants and cannot wait to see the amazing work this new space allows them to accomplish,” said Todd Kimling of Noon Development. “With this building already filled, we’re able to announce that we’ll be expanding the building and offering additional medical offices to lease. Ownership options are also available.” 

Riverfront Surgery Center was the anchor tenant in the Riverfront Medical Center. This ambulatory surgery center is a modern health care facility offering outpatient, same-day surgical care.

“We’ve assembled a fantastic group of surgeons to open this center,” said spine surgeon and investor of Riverfront Surgery Center, Dr. Jay Jolley, M.D., MBA. “As an independent surgery center, Riverfront can easily cater to the needs of our patients. We offer our patients flexibility, convenient parking and the best possible experience during their surgeries.”

Athena Esoterix, a locally-founded company, addresses the immense need for COVID-19 testing resources by offering molecular detection and microbial testing to the Chattanooga area.

“This new space has really given us the key we need to move toward our goal of expanding the services we offer,” said Athena co-founder Dr. Dawn Richards. “We are on the path to broaden our capabilities and enter the realm of next-generation sequencing, which will give us the ability to not only test for COVID and flu, but for 280 other respiratory pathogens, as well as a variety of other panels.”

Four Bridges Dermatology opened after recognizing an opportunity to provide greater access to dermatology services in Chattanooga, as there are currently only seven other board-certified dermatologists in the region.

“In forming Four Bridges, we hope to fill this need while providing outstanding medical, cosmetic and pediatric dermatologic care in the heart of the city,” said Four Bridges Dermatology & Cosmetics co-founder, Dr. Deanna Brown. “We are also proud to be a fully women-owned and women-run medical practice. We hope to inspire the next generation of young women in healthcare and business.” 

Noon Development is now pre-leasing office space for the phase II expansion of Riverfront Medical Center, which includes a 10,300 square-foot extension of the building. For those interested in joining the development at The Bend, contact Todd Kimling at 498-5480 or todd.kimling@noondevelopment.com.


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