Volunteer staff at Camp Horizon offer a healthy camp for kids with disabilities

Posted on September 22, 2015

Camp Horizon, a unique camping opportunity for patients of Children’s Hospital and other children in our region, celebrated its 11-year anniversary last month. Eleven years ago, Lindsey Sharpe — a physical therapist at Children’s Hospital at Erlanger — had a dream to create a camp for children with physical disabilities. The overnight camp idea was … »

Participating Ace Hardware stores host One-Day Bucket promotion for Children’s Hospital at Erlanger

Posted on September 1, 2015

Chattanooga, Tenn. – Nineteen regional Ace Hardware stores in Georgia and Tennessee will participate in One-Day Bucket promotion on Saturday, September 5, to raise money and support Children’s Hospital at Erlanger. Customers who make a $5 donation at participating Ace Hardware stores on September 5 will receive a limited edition five-gallon bucket and 20% off* … »

The Austin Hatcher Foundation partners with Children’s Hospital to provide psycho-oncology services for pediatric cancer survivors’ clinic

Posted on August 18, 2015

Chattanooga, Tenn. – A partnership between Children’s Hospital at Erlanger Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders and the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer’s Hatch’s House of Hope now provides psycho-oncology services in the hospital’s Survivorship Clinic for pediatric cancer survivors at Erlanger East. The comprehensive Survivorship Clinic was created in 2013 by Erlanger’s … »

Local community health centers celebrate national week

Posted on August 9, 2015

August 10th kickoff event will include special presentations and a visit from elected officials. Chattanooga, Tenn. – Dodson Avenue Community Health Center, an affiliate of Erlanger Health System, is hosting a special event on August 10th to commemorate National Health Centers Week. To kick off the week, health center representatives — along with local elected officials — will … »

A decade of survival: a father’s story of battling cancer and winning

Posted on June 21, 2015

50-year-old father Dewayne was of average health, working through the daily stresses of life, and not considering that anything may be wrong with him. Which is why when he started to experience some of the classic colon cancer symptoms — narrowing stool, changes in bowel habits — he didn’t think that much of it. “Had … »

4 Erlanger patients share their stories of cancer survival

Posted on June 7, 2015

Cancer treatments and technology have come a long way in recent years. Today, millions of people — more than 14 million in the U.S. alone — are surviving this once shattering diagnosis. That’s something to celebrate! Since 1987, the first Sunday of June has been celebrated as National Cancer Survivors Day (NCSD). It’s a time … »

Throwing strikes in the name of stroke awareness

Posted on June 5, 2015

On May 6, Sarah Walker stepped up to the pitcher’s mound at the center of AT&T Field — home of the Chattanooga Lookouts — and threw the first pitch of the evening’s game. But before that momentous pitch, Sarah, a stroke survivor, stood in front of thousands attending the game that night to share her … »

Join Jack and fight childhood cancer at this extraordinary summer event

Posted on June 3, 2015

On June 7, at Chattanooga Market, Jack Skowronnek, of Jack’s Chattanoggins, will shave his head for the seventh time at his 5th annual life-changing event, partnered with Children’s Hospital Foundation. Sign up as a “shavee,” raise funds, or donate to support Erlanger’s superior cancer-fighting efforts — or simply come experience what Jack’s mother, Dawn Skowronnek, … »

UTC fraternities and sororities raise over $23,000 for Children’s Hospital at Erlanger

Posted on May 27, 2015

Fraternity and sorority representatives from University of Tennessee Chattanooga recently visited Children’s Hospital at Erlanger to present a check for $23,483 to the hospital’s medical staff. Community sponsors, alumni donors, and campus fundraising events featuring friendly competition and vending items all played a role in raising the most money the group has ever raised in … »

Don Rodgers and June Scobee Rodgers turn to Erlanger after both receive a life-changing diagnosis

Posted on May 19, 2015

Retired Army Lt. Gen. Don Rodgers and his wife Dr. June Scobee Rodgers have grown all too familiar with the feeling of uncertainty that typically accompanies an emergency room visit. After passing out at home, Don was brought directly to Erlanger Health System. Once a brain tumor was ruled out as the cause of Don’s … »

Disney’s Rowan Blanchard visits Children’s Hospital at Erlanger

Posted on May 14, 2015

Rowan Blanchard, star of Disney’s Girl Meets World recently paid a visit to Chattanooga to take part in the 2015 Kidz Expo. While in town, she stopped in at Children’s Hospital at Erlanger to spend time with patients.

Erlanger hosts “First Responders” and “Strike Out Stroke” nights at upcoming Lookouts games

Posted on May 12, 2015

Chattanooga, Tenn. – Join Erlanger Health System and the Lookouts baseball team at AT&T Field for two exciting nights on Saturday, May 16 at 7:15 p.m. and Sunday, May 17 at 5:15 p.m.

Erlanger recognizes the “Ultimate Nurses” during National Nurses Week 2015

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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.

How Erlanger’s battle with stroke changed history

Posted on May 8, 2015

Years of diligent work by exceptional physicians at the Erlanger Southeast Regional Stroke Center helped Erlanger position itself as one of the best hospitals in the country to battle against stroke — and win. Winning at battle requires the skills and knowledge of exceptional leadership along with a dedicated team willing to advance when faced … »

Join Jennifer Lopez in support of Children’s Hospital at Erlanger

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Children’s Hospital kicks off their “Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are” campaign this month. Every second that goes by, a child enters a children’s hospital for care. To provide the best form of care for all patients, they rely heavily on local support in the form of donations from the community. The donations support … »

Erlanger celebrates National Healthcare Volunteer Week

Posted on April 21, 2015

Looking back on National Healthcare Volunteer Week, Erlanger spotlights some of the hospital’s extraordinary volunteers. Health care in America is changing. More than ever, there is an emphasis on serving the needs of patients through prevention, education, outreach, and quality care.

Erlanger Participates in White House Announcement

Posted on April 16, 2015

Erlanger Senior Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer Tish Ingalls joined a delegation from Chattanooga’s TechHire Initiative this week in Washington DC. The group, led by City Mayor Andy Berke, received an invitation from the White House to hear President Obama announce a nationwide tech hiring initiative at the National League of Cities meeting at the … »

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