Our motto "Caring People. Changing Lives." says everything about Siskin Hospital and our purpose. Our caring staff strives every day to help our patients meet their rehab goals and return to the healthiest, most productive lives possible.
Why Choose Anyone Else?
You and your family deserve the absolute best therapy care available in the Chattanooga area. Siskin Hospital's staff of caring people provides a wealth of rehabilitation expertise and is here to serve you with a full continuum of care.
Other rehabilitation facilities and nursing homes simply do not offer the same elite level of care and expertise that Siskin Hospital does. Out excellent patient care and rehabilitation programs are nationally known and accredited. Our medical staff is larger than any other local providers', giving an advantage to successfully helping patients through the healing process.
At Siskin Hospital, we strive to make your admission a seamless process. You may contact the Admissions Office at 423.634.1277 or speak with your Nurse Liaison for more information on the admission process.
Once you and your doctor have made the decision that rehabilitation is right for your recovery, one of our Nurse Liaisons will meet with you and your family to preform any neccessary pre-admission steps. Your Siskin Hospital Nurse Liaison will then coordinate your admission to Siskin Hospital.
Your transportation from another facility to Siskin Hospital is arranged by your current case manager. You and your family are only responsible for transportation to the hospital if you are admitted from home. When you arrive, we will provide bedside admission and a patient information folder to answer more detailed questions about your time here.
Your Private Inpatient Room:
Being able to rest and relax comfortably is an important aspect of healing, and having a private room helps to provide our patients with a much-needed santuary for recovery.
Our oversized Inpatient rooms have always set us apart, because unlike most facilities, they were specifically designed for rehabilitation patients, accommodating wheelchairs in an overly large, spacious room.
Private Inpatient Room Features:
Please visit our "Tour Our Facility" page to view several Virtual Tours of Siskin Hospital.
Every effort is made to allow for your food preferences and religious restrictions and to comply with your medical and texture requirements. If you are experiencing swallowing difficulties, we ask that your family and friends not bring you food without prior approval from a Siskin Hospital physician.
You may receive flowers and mail during your stay. These items should be addressed to:
Flowers and Mail:
Afternoon: More physiatrist-ordered therapies will take place or you will have an opportunity to rest.
Evening: Dinner will be served with assistance provided as needed. After dinner, you will have time to relax, visit with family and friends, or pursue other leisure activities.
What to Bring:
The following is a list of recommended items. As you pack, please include enough clothes for at least a seven-day stay. Remember, you are going to be getting up early every morning and participating in a variety of activities.
__ Medical insurance cards and/or Medicare card
__ Any special insurance forms your insurance company may require
__ Copy of your Living Will (if you have one)
__ Copy of your Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare (if you have one)
__ Legal Guardian Document (if you have one)
__ List of medications you are taking (Bring this only if you are being admitted from home)
__ Comfortable, loose-fitting clothing (We recommend that women wear slacks, sweat pants or shorts. Dresses and skirts are not compatible with many of the therapeutic activities you will be doing.)
__ Comfortable, flat shoes with non-skid soles (open heels or toes are discouraged)
__ Pajamas or nightgowns
__ Bedroom slippers
__ Outerwear (sweater, jacket or coat)
__ *Bathing Suit (necessary only if your doctor orders hydrotherapy)
Personal Care Items:
__ Shaving supplies
__ Comb and brush
__ Glasses/eye care supplies
__ Sanitary supplies
__ Hair dryer (These must be checked and approved by our Environmental Services Department.)
__ Curling Iron (These must also be check and approved.)
__ Hearing Aid and batteries
__ Any equipment you already have, such as canes, braces, splints or special shoes
__ Favorite toy or game
__ Books, needlework or other leisure supplies
__ Laundry supplies (if you or your family wish to do your personal laundry using our on-site facilities)
Please leave at home the following items:
__ Prescription or over-the-counter medications or herbal supplements. (Our pharmacy will supply the medications you need while you are here.)
__ Money in excess of $10 and other valuables (The business office does have a safe for these if you can't send them home. However, this office is closed on weekends, so items left there are only available during business hours, Monday through Friday.)