Two minimally invasive weight loss options give Erlanger patients new hope

Posted on October 20, 2015

Weight loss surgeries, like gastric bypass, have been a treatment option since the 1980s, but not everyone is comfortable with — or eligible for — these procedures. For them, Erlanger offers two, revolutionary new options. The Erlanger Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Center now offers vBloc and Orbera, two new FDA-approved, minimally invasive procedures proven effective … »

VIDEO: New LIFE FORCE base brings faster emergency care to Cleveland, TN

Posted on October 16, 2015

On Monday, October 12, Erlanger leaders, Bradley County dignitaries, media, and local visitors gathered for the groundbreaking of the new LIFE FORCE Air Medical hangar in Cleveland, Tennessee. This year’s earlier addition of a base in Winchester, Tennessee and a fifth helicopter to the LIFE FORCE fleet now make it possible to move the LIFE … »

Erlanger helps you navigate your breast cancer journey

Posted on October 6, 2015

Approximately 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. That statistic alone can make having a mammogram uncomfortable and scary — but it doesn’t have to be. At the Erlanger Center for Breast Health, our breast cancer navigators are here to help. At the first sign of an abnormal mammogram — through … »

Erlanger treats nine Ironman triathletes; three admitted

Posted on September 28, 2015

CHATTANOOGA,TN – Nine participants in Sunday’s Triathlon event were treated at Erlanger’s Emergency Room, and three were hospitalized at the downtown hospital for acute respiratory distress, aspiration, and a shoulder-related injury, according to Erlanger ER officials. Four race participants suffered injuries as a result of bicycle crashes, and two of those were treated for closed … »

New device at Erlanger and Children’s Hospitals helps locate hard-to-find veins

Posted on September 19, 2015

It’s about the size of a TV remote control, but the small device known as AccuVein is making a big impact on patients at Erlanger and Children’s Hospitals. AccuVein, a new technology designed to help access veins for drawing blood and administering IVs, uses a beam of infrared light on the skin to reveal a … »

Prostate cancer detection: sooner and more accurate!

Posted on September 15, 2015

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men in the U.S. with approximately one in every six men developing it in his lifetime. But with early detection and treatment, the survival rate is almost 100%. So, how can we detect prostate cancer earlier and with a higher level of certainty? Men who exhibit symptoms … »

New Chapel at Erlanger provides sacred place for praying and reflection

Posted on September 14, 2015

Chattanooga, Tenn. – Erlanger Health System employees, donors, and volunteers celebrated the opening of a new Chapel at Erlanger Hospital on Friday, September 11, 2015. The dedication and blessing of the Chapel featured readings, prayers, and songs by local representatives from various faiths and musical backgrounds and recognized those who have supported the design of … »

9/11 Ceremony at LIFE FORCE

Posted on September 11, 2015

During a private ceremony overlooking the Tennessee River and the surrounding valley at Erlanger’s LIFE FORCE hangar, somber sounds of a harp and an ancient ram’s horn (Shafar) could be heard echoing throughout the area this morning — the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. As Celeste Stewart and Jenny Bell played their instruments, members … »

VIDEO: Erlanger adds a fifth helicopter to LIFE FORCE fleet

Posted on September 2, 2015

LIFE FORCE added a new helicopter to its fleet of air ambulances this week. The new helicopter is based at the Winchester airport located in Middle Tennessee.

New breakthrough treats breast cancer in 5 days instead of 6 weeks

Posted on August 26, 2015

Breast cancer survivors know the difficulty of a long march through up to 6 weeks of radiation therapy following breast surgery. Now, thanks to innovative new treatments at Erlanger, the journey to health is as short as 5 days, with less discomfort and fewer side effects. How is that possible? Dr. Norleena Gullett, Radiation Oncologist … »

Instantly schedule appointments with Erlanger doctors online through ZocDoc

Posted on August 11, 2015

Chattanooga, Tenn. – The Erlanger Health System has launched a free service for consumers to seamlessly and instantly schedule appointments online with Erlanger doctors. This new capability is powered by ZocDoc, the tech company at the beginning of a better healthcare experience. To use the free service, area residents can visit and click on … »

Erlanger Health System seeks arts curator

Posted on July 31, 2015

Chattanooga, Tenn. – The Arts at Erlanger committee is searching for an individual who has experience in the art community and is interested in archiving and updating inventory of existing and new artwork within the Erlanger Health System. The new curator for the “Healing through the Arts” initiative will assist the committee in creating a … »

Erlanger Bariatric Surgery Center earns 3-year accreditation

Posted on July 30, 2015

Chattanooga, Tenn. – Erlanger Health System’s Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Center has achieved a three-year accreditation from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), a joint program of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. In addition, Chris Sanborn, M.D., Erlanger Medical Director for … »

Atlanta healthcare executive named CEO of Children’s Hospital at Erlanger

Posted on July 28, 2015

CHATTANOOGA, TN. – Donald J. Mueller has been named CEO of Children’s Hospital at Erlanger and Vice President of the Erlanger Health System, Kevin M. Spiegel, FACHE, Erlanger President and CEO, announced today. Mueller comes to Erlanger from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, where he served as Vice President of Operations and Executive Director of the … »

Zen Garden at Erlanger provides sanctuary

Posted on July 14, 2015

Art in hospitals not only has a positive effect on patients, it also inspires visitors and staff — which is why Erlanger physicians and associates have created a new Zen garden as part of the downtown hospital upgrade. Bringing art into hospitals is a passion Chief of Cardiology, Dr. Charles Campbell brought with him when … »

Erlanger adds fifth helicopter to LIFE FORCE aeromedical fleet

Posted on July 13, 2015

Erlanger Health System announced today that LIFE FORCE plans to add a fifth helicopter to its fleet of air ambulances in September. The new helicopter will be based at the Winchester, Tenn., airport, which is located in Middle Tennessee. “LIFE FORCE is pleased to have the opportunity to move into Middle Tennessee,” said Kevin M. … »

We’re Building a Pathway to Better Health at Erlanger East Hospital

Posted on June 25, 2015

Erlanger East Hospital is growing up fast. Primarily known for its women’s services, the hospital will soon be transformed into a full-service, healthy lifestyle center. The recent groundbreaking of Erlanger East Hospital’s “Pathway to Better Health” gave the public a preview of the exciting changes to come. The redesigned space will focus on prevention, wellness, and … »

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