National Nurses Week 2017

National Nurses Week 2017

Posted on May 12, 2017

National Nurses Week is celebrated May 6-12 each year – with the final day falling on the birthday of the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale. It was established by The American Nurses Association (ANA) as a full week of recognition for the contributions that nurses make to the community. During breakfast events that took … »


National Volunteer Week 2017

Posted on April 28, 2017

   


erlanger heart and lung institute

America’s Next Great Heart Hospital is Here

Posted on February 14, 2017

As Southeast Tennessee’s only academic heart center, The Erlanger Heart and Lung Institute is known throughout the region for providing the latest cardiac care advancements. Last year, Erlanger Health Systems decided to build on the heart center’s success to help it compete on a national scale. With its recent $10 million investment, the new Heart … »


Children's Hospital at Erlanger 2016

Erlanger Health System’s Top 16 in 2016

Posted on January 16, 2017

1. Believe Campaign for new Children’s Hospital at Erlanger launched – The Believe Campaign, the largest philanthropic initiative in Erlanger Health System’s history, was launched in January 2016 to help build a new Children’s Hospital in Chattanooga. 2. 18 new beds in Women’s Services at Erlanger East Hospital – New and beautifully decorated postpartum beds with room … »


Dr. Wiisanen, TAVR

Introducing TAVR, a new way to replace heart valves

Posted on December 23, 2016

If you could choose between traditional heart valve replacement surgery, or one that could be done faster with a faster recovery, which would it be? You now have both options right here at home. TAVR – or Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement – is a groundbreaking procedure that allows doctors to replace heart valves through one … »


Dr Shears cardiac bypass surgery

Announcing a new alternative to open-heart surgery

Posted on November 28, 2016

Due to its ongoing investment in new technologies and specialties, the Erlanger Heart and Lung Institute is now among the very best heart centers in the country with new cardiac bypass surgery. Recently, the Institute announced the arrival of Dr. Larry Shears – one of the world’s most experienced robotic heart surgeons and a specialist … »


gear to run

Get in gear to run

Posted on July 5, 2016

Planning to run in the Chattanooga Heroes Run on July 16? If you aren’t a runner by nature, read up on how to prepare yourself to run. First, let’s talk a little about the Chattanooga Heroes Run. The Run/Walk, sponsored by Erlanger Health System’s Trauma Services, is in honor of Chattanooga’s fallen heroes. The route … »


VIDEO: Catch the LIFE FORCE cavalry in action

Posted on February 8, 2016

After relocating the LIFE FORCE 1 helicopter to Cleveland, Tennessee in 2015, a fifth helicopter — located in Winchester, Tennessee — was added to the fleet, bringing even more rapid response power to the region. LIFE FORCE helicopters are able to not only transport patients, but their highly-trained crews can also perform life-saving surgical procedures … »


4 Tips for Training in Cold Weather

Posted on January 26, 2016

Cold temperatures can make an outdoor workout invigorating — especially after the heat and humidity of summer. Although that burst of cold air may energize you, it can be risky if you’re not properly prepared. Follow these tips from Dr. Brandon Cincere of UT Erlanger Orthopaedics to ensure your next winter excursion a pleasant one. … »


Protect your family from carbon monoxide poisoning

Posted on January 15, 2016

Each year, the chilling winds of winter chase us back indoors to the comfort of our fireplaces and space heaters. Carbon monoxide poisoning can be a significant risk to our health during this time of year. As we try to keep our families warm this winter, it’s good to be reminded of the safety challenges … »


Erlanger honorees to be recognized at annual Dinner of Distinction

Posted on January 8, 2016

The Erlanger Health System Foundations will honor Drs. Larry Sargent and John McCravey , and award CPA Grady Williams with the second annual “Gordon Street Distinguished Leadership Award” during Erlanger’s annual Dinner of Distinction on Friday, January 15, 2016, at the Chattanoogan. The 2016 honorees are being recognized for their enduring commitment to foster quality … »


VIDEO: Witness the life-saving power that is LIFE FORCE Air Medical

Posted on January 6, 2016

2015 was a year of growth for LIFE FORCE Air Medical. After relocating the LIFE FORCE 1 helicopter to Cleveland, Tennessee, a fifth helicopter — located in Winchester, Tennessee — was added to the fleet, bringing even more rapid response power to the region. LIFE FORCE helicopters are able to not only transport patients, but … »


Do you have SAD?

Posted on December 22, 2015

If you feel down for several days and seem to be losing pleasure in life, you may be experiencing seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a cyclic condition that can cause severe changes in behavior and mood. Diagnosing SAD can be difficult because its symptoms — depression, decreased sexual interest, fatigue, and increased appetite (especially for carbohydrates) … »


A creative collaboration to fight cancer

Posted on December 17, 2015

Oncologists at Erlanger Health System are working to solve a riddle, and the answer is a matter of life and death. It’s estimated that only 5% of cancer cases in the U.S. are diagnosed in people between the ages of 15–39. So why does cancer remain the number one cause of death in adolescents and … »


Another ear infection? Explore treatment options for your child

Posted on December 11, 2015

Ear infections — most common during the winter months — are one of the leading reasons parents take children to the doctor’s office. Young children are more likely to get ear infections because the tubes inside the ear (known as the eustachian tubes) are smaller and flatter than in adults, allowing germs from the nose … »


Erlanger East Hospital celebrates expansion milestone

Posted on December 9, 2015

As decorated trees began appearing throughout the city, a massive lighted evergreen was ceremoniously hoisted to the top of Erlanger East Hospital following a celebratory feast and milestone event at the growing Gunbarrel Road facility. The symbolic “Topping Out” ceremony was held on December 4 as hundreds of builders, contractors, subcontractors, and Erlanger East employees … »


What parents should know about childhood seizures

Posted on December 8, 2015

When a child has a seizure, it’s a scary moment. Frightened parents will go anywhere and do anything to find a cause and a cure. Now, thanks to the work of Dr. David Suhrbier at Children’s Hospital at Erlanger, parents don’t have to go very far. A seizure is a sudden change in behavior and … »


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