Hayes Hand Center was founded in 1981 by Dr. Cauley Hayes, a board certified plastic surgeon with a Certificate of Added Qualification in Surgery of the Hand. Dr. Hayes recognized that there was an increasing number of hand patients being seen in the offices of the Plastic Surgery Group and felt that these patients would be best managed in a center dedicated solely to the treatment of diseases and injuries of the hand.
Over the next 30 years, the Hayes Hand Center developed into a multi-specialty center staffed with physicians specially trained in the practice of hand surgery. In 1978 a hand therapy center was developed and staffed with certified therapists whose sole focus was the treatment of hand patients seen by the hand surgeons at Hayes Hand Center. By offering in house hand therapy, the surgeons and therapists at Hayes Hand Center offer their patients a uniquely synergistic approach to hand care. Hayes Hand Center now serves Chattanooga and the surrounding areas of southeast Tennessee, western North Carolina, north Georgia and northeast Alabama.