Crews have been working on renovations of the fifth-floor space since mid-2012, and last week, area leaders celebrated the completion ofParkridge Medical Center’s12-bed cardiac recovery unit.

“In addition to providing additional capacity forParkridge’s cardiac recovery unit, the space will also serve as the model for future renovations of inpatient areas throughout the hospital,” said Director of Cardiac Services Barry Bell, according to a prepared statement. “The nurses’ station has an open look and feel, and the decoration for the rooms include artwork created by our cardiac recovery nursing team. We are very pleased with the way the project turned out.”


The changes include anew nurses station and modular office areas, as well as updates of 12 patient rooms and bathrooms, a main hallway and auxiliary rooms.

The new space also features photos of Chattanooga landmarks.

“Parkridge has served this community for over 40 years, and we are proud to unveil the first in a series of enhancements to our campus with the opening of our new cardiac recovery unit,” Parkridge Health System President and CEO Darrell Moore said in remarks at the event, according to a news release. “This renovation provides additional capacity for our cardiac services area, and its open look and feel will serve as a model for future inpatient renovations.”