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A History of Caring

“Caring People. Changing Lives." ®

In Chattanooga, physical rehabilitation is synonymous with two philanthropic brothers, Mose and Garrison Siskin, who experienced tragedy in their lives and knew physical rehabilitation firsthand. The brothers dreamed of building the finest physical rehabilitation hospital, but passed away before seeing their dream fulfilled.

In 1986, a separate corporation was established by the Siskin Memorial Foundation to develop a rehabilitation hospital. In March of 1990, Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation officially opened as an inpatient and outpatient facility in its present location behind Erlanger Medical Center.

When Siskin Hospital opened its doors in Chattanooga, there were 50 inpatient rehabilitation beds, and today there are 217 inpatient beds. Siskin Hospital provides a wide spectrum of services and is grateful for the opportunity to have served the greater Chattanooga community for the past 27 years. Charity care lies at the heart of Siskin Hospital, providing rehabilitation care to those who do not have insurance or adequate funding.

Learn more about how you can be a part of this caring history by visiting the Giving and Special Events page.

Today Siskin Hospital is one of a handful of freestanding, independent, not-for-profit rehabilitation hospitals in the nation. The staff looks forward to making a difference in the lives of families, neighbors, and friends for many years to come.