Erlanger Health System’s ultimate nurses – 2016

Posted on May 14, 2016

Nurses are the patient protectors, the promoters of quality care and well-being. In celebration of their contributions to our patients’ lives, Erlanger Health System is proud to honor these heroes of health during National Nurses Week. National Nurses Week is celebrated May 6–12 each year —with the final day falling on the birthday of the … »

The ultimate donation

Posted on April 27, 2016

The month of April is designated as National Donate Life Month to raise awareness of the need for organ donation. How much do you know about organ donation? “Tissue and organ donation is an immensely important gift that saves thousands of lives every year,” said Asad Zaman, M.H.A., administrator with the Center of Excellence – … »

A day in Child Life

Posted on March 31, 2016

When visiting Children’s Hospital at Erlanger, it doesn’t take long to recognize how invaluable Child Life Specialists are. They’re in every area of the hospital, donning their pink and black uniforms, and spreading joy at every opportunity. What is a Child Life Specialist? The field of “child life” began more than 50 years ago at … »

Bariatric surgery paved the way to Ironman

Posted on February 22, 2016

In 2008, Robert Starnes reached a turning point. The 45-year-old law enforcement officer didn’t like the fact that his body had grown to 425 pounds. He also didn’t like that he’d become inactive and was starting to experience the same health problems that had plagued his parents. Then, that same year, Starnes’ daughter unexpectedly died … »

Help Tater Meet ‘The Rock’

Posted on February 21, 2016

UPDATE [February 24, 2016]: Yesterday, WTVC News channel 9 and local law enforcement officers gathered at Children’s Hospital at Erlanger for a very special presentation. Gabriel “Tater” Singleton was made an honorary deputy of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office. Tater says he has three wishes: Beat his Stage 4 Neuroblastoma cancer Meet actor Dwayne “The … »

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 … »

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 … »

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 … »

VIDEO: Kicking off the holidays at Children’s Hospital at Erlanger

Posted on December 5, 2015

On Tuesday, December 1, Children’s Hospital Foundation officially kicked off the holiday season with the introduction of our 2016 Miracle Children. The event — held in the Medical Mall of our Baroness Hospital — included the announcement of the children, a parade of presents, the tree lighting, a menorah lighting, music, a magic show, and … »

Erlanger’s Academic Urologists present information on overactive bladder and urinary incontinence

Posted on December 1, 2015

Chattanooga, Tenn. – Academic Urologists will host free information sessions specifically on overactive bladder for men and women on December 7 and on male urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction on December 10. Both sessions begin at 6 p.m. at Erlanger East. Overactive Bladder is a condition that can be extremely limiting for both men and women. … »

Kidney transplant: a lifesaving donation

Posted on November 30, 2015

It was a normal day one November, back in 2014, when local carpet designer Candice Murray had a passing thought: she would like to donate a kidney. Though it was only a thought at first, Candice decided to research live-donor kidney transplants and reached out to a friend at church who had recently gone through … »

Kick the habit: Take part in the Great American Smokeout

Posted on November 18, 2015

You know smoking is bad for your health. You want to quit, but you just can’t seem to get it done. This year, maybe it’s time you join other smokers with the same goal, and take part in the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) Great American Smokeout. The Great American Smokeout takes place annually on the … »

Surviving Pancreatic Cancer

Posted on November 17, 2015

Though it may not be as common as other forms of cancer, pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. But at Erlanger, it is no longer thought of as the “death sentence” it used to be. Your pancreas is a small but complex gland that resembles the shape … »

VIDEO: Childhood cancer survivors past and present come “home” to Erlanger

Posted on November 13, 2015

  On Sunday, November 8, area families touched by childhood cancer were invited to reunite at the Children’s Oncology Homecoming at the Chattanooga Zoo. Because Children’s Hospital at Erlanger treats more than 90% of the area’s children with cancer, this meant a BIG reunion!

The Magic of Dr. Suhrbier and His Special Shoes

Posted on October 30, 2015

A lifelong comic book and cartoon enthusiast, Dr. David Suhrbier often sports belts and ties representing his favorite characters to break down barriers, make his young patients comfortable, and better understand their needs. Dr. Suhrbier, a pediatric neurologist at Children’s Hospital at Erlanger, has a special challenge when it comes to developing a trusting doctor-patient … »

How Lynda Hood beat the odds

Posted on October 29, 2015

After giving birth to her daughter, Lynda Hood was focused on the future of motherhood. But shortly after a normal checkup for her 14-month-old little girl, Lynda recognized that she wasn’t feeling quite right herself. Upon a regular breast self-exam, she found a lump. Her breast cancer had progressed to stage four, spreading beyond just … »

Children’s Hospital at Erlanger to Host Homecoming for Children’s Oncology Patients Past and Present

Posted on October 23, 2015

The vast majority of children diagnosed with cancer across the Chattanooga region are treated close to home, at Children’s Hospital at Erlanger. In fact, more than 90 percent of children from the area are treated here.

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