At Siskin Hospital, we believe healing the spirit is essential to healing the body and the mind. As part of this holistic approach to care, we offer unique therapies dedicated to addressing the spiritual and emotional needs of patients facing life-altering challenge and change.
Siskin Hospital's staff works to successfully return patients to their home and community. Many methods are used with patients to promote active living after experiencing traumatic injuries or illnesses.
Siskin Hospital encourages recreation and leisure skill building. Open spaces throughout the hospital, including the outdoor Leisure Park and basketball goal, as well as the Fitness Center at Siskin Hospital all encourage active living skills and participation in recreational activities.
Siskin Hospital utilizes Pet Therapy as another method to connect with patients. Pet Therapy is unique program that allows therapists to focus on meeting specific therapy goals, in a loving and nurturing manner.
The Pet Therapy Program uses carefully screened dogs and cats as an integral part of physical, speech and occupational therapies to address treatment goals including improving range of motion, strength and endurance, balance, mobility, and sensation. In addition to the physical benefits of pet therapy, patients form a connection with the animal, reducing stress and building self-esteem through the animals' unconditional acceptance.
This program relies on volunteers from the community. Volunteers interested in Pet Therapy should attend one of the Pet Therapy Screenings, which are held twice a year. Each animal is screened specifically for appropriate behavior, grooming, and health by a licensed veterinarian.
For more information on Pet Therapy, please call (423) 634-1674 or email email@example.com.
Upon request, a chaplain will visit the patient during their stay at Siskin Hospital. These visits are dedicated to nurturing the patient's spiritual life to experience the reality of God's presence and love during this difficult time. Weekly and special occasion worship services are conducted for patients and staff. The pastoral care staff acts as a liaison between patients, family members, and their ministers.
Peer Counselor Program
The Peer Counselor Program is a volunteer training program for people who have experienced physical disability and want to help current patients cope in the best way possible. The Psychology Department oversees the Peer Counselor Program. For more information on contacting the Psychology Department, please click here.