CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -- Robert P. Main, President and CEO of Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation, has announced his plans for retirement Friday in a news release.

The retirement, effective January 31, 2014, comes after Main's 26 years of service at the facility.

The announcement was made at the April 24, 2013 quarterly Board of Directors meeting at Siskin Hospital.
"In October 1987, I began my career at Siskin Hospital as its only employee.  Because of an outstanding staff committed to quality care and a supportive community, Siskin Hospital has become the region's rehabilitation hospital of choice with an excellent national reputation.  I was given a rare opportunity to design, build and staff Siskin Hospital from the ground up, an opportunity for which I am profoundly grateful," said Main.
Main served on numerous boards and committees at the local, regional and national level, and has received many awards during his 47-year career in healthcare.  In 2011, he was named the Chamber of Commerce's Chattanooga Area Manager of the Year and was most recently awarded the 2013 Baroness Erlanger Foundation's Distinguished Community Honoree Award and the 2013 American Hospital Association's Grassroots Champion Award.
A national search firm has been retained to assist in recruiting Siskin Hospital's next President and Chief Executive Officer.