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Partnership aims to increase area healthcare workforce

December 16, 2020

Siskin Hospital, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) and Hamilton County Schools have partnered to develop an accredited Certified Nursing Assistant program to relieve immediate pressure on area healthcare institutions and support future demand for frontline healthcare workers.

“Siskin Hospital is honored to partner with UTC and Hamilton County Schools on the development of this innovative program aimed at addressing a real need in our industry,” said Dr. Matthew Gibson, Siskin Hospital’s president and CEO. “CNA professionals are vital to our patients’ recovery. While it’s a demanding job, CNAs provide comfort and clinical support, developing bonds with our patients who stay in our care from 10 days to a few months.”

The five-week program will start February 1.

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