What types of medicine does Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga specialize in?


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Through its various on-site centers and institutes, Chattanooga's CHI Memorial Hospital offers a wide range of specialized services, including cancer care, surgical weight-loss management, cardiac care, diabetes management, nutrition counseling. It also provides wound therapies, orthopedic surgeries, women's health, diagnostic services, outpatient care and emergency services. Many of these programs have received accolades from various nonprofit health organizations, and the hospital's patient ratings are generally positive.

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Memorial Hospital is a part of Catholic Health Initiatives, a faith-based health system with operations in 19 states. For the larger system, the 2014 fiscal year saw a nearly 20 percent increase in charity and community services, namely through free clinics, educational outreach, and its preventative-care programs and financial assistance for impoverished people. In operation since 1952, the Chattanooga location was originally managed by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth before joining with CHI. Its core values of reverence, integrity, compassion and excellence remain the same.

Memorial Hospital has more than 700 affiliated physicians and 4,000 associates. It also maintains connections with more than 75 dedicated primary care and specialist providers. It is the largest physician group in the area, and its main campus offers approximately 338 beds. Its provider network also features some home health services. Throughout the system, the group commends its approach as one that incorporates the mind, body and spirit.

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