Morton J. Kent Habilitation Center

The Morton J. Kent Habilitation Center is named for long-time board member, Morton J. Kent (right), who was instrumental in the construction of the facility.  

The "Hab Center," as it is also called, serves to integrate both the prevailing and future biopsychosocial problems of citizens with developmental disabilities and special health care needs. The role and professionalization of the direct care professional as the lynchpin to successful community-based services is a current high priority.

Affiliations with the award winning magazine, Exceptional Parent, The World Congress on Disabilities, the Office of the Surgeon General, the National Institutes of Health, and leading universities provide Orange Grove the opportunity to be "at the table" with policymakers in the field of developmental disabilities, especially in teacher training, health care, aging, injury prevention, life span counseling, assistive technology and parent interface.


Rick Rader, MD, Director

(423) 493-2936




Morton J. Kent Habilitation Center
Rick Rader, MD, Director of the Morton J. Kent Habilitation Center
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Orange Grove Center • 615 Derby Street • Chattanooga, Tennessee 37404 • Phone: 423.629.1451