Our Clinical Team
When you refer your patient to Hospice of Chattanooga,you can trust us to surround that patient with a very highly-skilled team of hospice professionals. The team will work together, and certainly with you if you wish, to develop a care plan for your patient.
Every patient situation is unique so we start with your diagnosis and referral as we meet with the patient and caregiver(s) to hear their desires. Once everyone is on the same page we craft a care plan that is very specific in addressing the stated goal of the patient and family.
Remember: any physician who wishes to remain the attending is greatly appreciated. Our physicians work with you to make sure that your connection to your patient remains intact.
Hospice of Chattanooga, now 35-years-old, has been the leader in setting the standards of hospice care for this region. We were the first and are the largest not-for-profit agency in this 18-county region. You can be confident that your patient will not only be served by a clinical team but will have their spiritual and emotional needs addressed through our chaplains, social workers and bereavement counselors, all recognized as some of the best at what they do.
Upon referral, your patient will be given a team of our hospice-trained professionals made up of a:
- Hospice Physician
- Nurse Practitioner
- Registered Nurse
- Licensed Practical Nurse
- Social Worker
- Bereavement Counselors
- Assistance from a trained volunteer
This team of professional play a part in the care plan for your patient and work together to always meet every need with five-star level service.
If there is ever a time when the needs of the patient require an adjustment to the plan, our team members will respond in a timely manner. Your Hospice of Chattanooga team is a 24/7/365, working together to always deliver five-star service to those who put their trust in us.
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Join us for this meaningful workshop March 30th to learn techniques and tools to respond pastorally to violence and explore ways that we can respond collectively. Share with community pastors. Pastoral Responses to VIOLENCE in our Community Family Justice Center 5705 Uptain Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37411 Thursday, March 30, 10 am – 2 pm Fee: $10 Includes lunch SPEAKERS: Bishop Kevin L. Adams, Sr. Linda L. Graham, MS, LPC/NHSP Chris Newby For more information contact Christy Bonner at 423-326-9001 or firstname.lastname@example.org This year Hospice of Chattanooga, Erlanger, Memorial, The Center for Mindful Living, The Family Justice Center, and CACPC are all serving as co-sponsors of this event. Registration link below.
Find a mask and wear it well - who you are no one can tell! Join the Hospice of Chattanooga Foundation for our 1st Annual Hospice Masquerade Party! Admission $25 per person benefits Healing Hearts for kids & teens.
Hospice of Chattanooga and the Family Justice Center is working together to offer a day of healing March 21st for kids and teens impacted by violence. This retreat is designed to create a safe space to share their stories and find support. Facilitators will be using music, art, and story-telling. Snacks and lunch provided. 9a-noon ages 5-11, Noon-1p lunch everyone, 1p-4p ages 12-18 at the Family Justice Center, 5705 Uptain Road, Eastgate Area. To register call 423-643-7600. Please share with counselors, churches, civic groups and anyone that could benefit from this FREE service.
“The focus of the care we provide to thousands of people in this area is based on the belief that each of us has the right to die with dignity, as pain-free as possible, surrounded by our family and friends,” says Greg Phelps, MD, medical director for Hospice of Chattanooga. “Most times, the setting for someone choosing hospice care is their home, though their home could now be a nursing home or assisted living facility.” Six years ago, the only Hospice Care Center in Chattanooga opened. “We are unique in that respect,” says Tracy Wood, CEO for Hospice of Chattanooga. “There are other hospice organizations, but none of them offers a facility for patients who need intensive symptom management and which accommodates family members like we do.” Phelps points to several studies showing that cancer patients are likely to live longer if they choose hospice care rather than simply continuing a regimen of curative treatments. He is also quick to point out that hospice care is not just for cancer patients, but is an option for people suffering from COPD, congestive heart failure and other life-threatening illness. “We always talk about how a patient can benefit by choosing hospice sooner, but they are scared of it until they find out how we help manage pain and symptoms so that the quality of what is left of life is so much better,” he says. See full article below.
"We are proud and excited, yet humbled to have our hospice care team receive such a public approval" said Tracy Wood, the agency's new CEO. "More than anything, this accreditation gives comfort to families that when they choose Hospice of Chattanooga, the care their loved one receives will be of the highest quality." With 250 employees, the non-profit Hospice of Chattanooga is the largest hospice in the area and provides an array of palliative and hospice care services to those with life-limiting illnesses in the 18 counties in and around Chattanooga.
In partnership with The Walden Club this Saturday, February 25 starting at 5pm, 10% of all bar proceeds go to The Hospice of Chattanooga Foundation. You do not have to be a member to attend. Join us for a night of fun as Michael Watson, Fundraising Manager makes his guest bartending debut.
Our new CEO, Tracy Wood, shares her background and caring vision for Hospice of Chattanooga. See the article Caring Calling below and in the Edge, January 2017, page 56 for details. http://media.timesfreepress.com/epaper/Edge/January2017/index.html#page/56
Some scenes by Chatter from November 11, 2016 as guests of Holiday Hearts After Dark came to the Chattanooga Convention Center to enjoy live music, a three-course dinner and an open bar in support of Hospice of Chattanooga. We would like to thank our Holiday Hearts Committee and Volunteers for making it a success raising over $100,000 to help provide our regional pediatric and perinatal programs as well as hospice care for poor adults who have a terminal diagnosis and no healthcare benefit.
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