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Region’s only neurosurgery/spine specialty group joins Erlanger Health System

Posted on April 20, 2015

Two of the region’s oldest healthcare organizations, Chattanooga Neurosurgery & Spine Clinic (CNS) and the Erlanger Health System, have joined forces. CNS, which has provided neurosurgical services to area residents for more than half a century, has joined the Erlanger Health System and is now affiliated with the UT Erlanger Physician Network. In making the … »

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 … »

LeAnn Swetmon is Erlanger’s 2014 Employee of the Year

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Congratulations to LeAnn Swetmon, our Gold Class Employee of the Year for 2014. You, our employees, voted for LeAnn and selected her as the yearly winner from a ballot of all our monthly GEMs for 2014. At a recent celebration with the entire Case Management team, LeAnn, second from right, received a certificate and gift … »

Children’s Hospital Nurse Practitioner recognized for child abuse advocacy

Posted on April 15, 2015

For the third year in a row, the Child Abuse Protection Team at Children’s Hospital at Erlanger has been recognized by the Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) of Hamilton County. The One with Courage Awards Dinner on April 9 celebrated champions of children who enrich their lives through help, hope and healing and honor individuals who … »

“Every 1/2 Second Counts” will be Keynote Address at 16th Annual Pediatric Educational Potpourri

Posted on April 14, 2015

Ridley Barron, nationally known speaker and advocate for patient safety, will be the featured speaker at the 16th Annual Pediatric Educational Potpourri sponsored by Children’s Hospital at Erlanger on Thursday, April 30, at The Colonnade in Ringgold, Ga. Barron’s keynote address, “Every ½ Second Counts,” stems from a double tragedy in his own family during … »

World Health Day 2015: Food safety

Posted on April 6, 2015

Background Unsafe food is linked to the deaths of an estimated 2 million people annually – including many children. Food containing harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites or chemical substances is responsible for more than 200 diseases, ranging from diarrhea to cancers. New threats to food safety are constantly emerging. Changes in food production, distribution and consumption; … »

UT Erlanger Cardiology announces two locations for Georgia residents

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UT Erlanger Cardiology in now offering cardiology appointments to better serve patients in north Georgia and Lookout Mountain through the Erlanger South and UT Erlanger Primary Care Lookout Mountain physician offices. Erlanger South and UT Erlanger Primary Care Lookout Mountain welcome Dr. Kendrick Mills. Board certified in internal medicine with a subspecialty in cardiovascular disease, Dr. … »

Blairsville Man Receives Prosthetic Hand After Accident

Posted on April 2, 2015

Hayes Hand Center Offers Possibility After Tragedy Buttoning a pair of blue jeans was never something Curtis Stephens dreamed he would rely on someone else for. These days he wears overalls, pants he can fasten by himself, while he waits for a prosthetic hand and the independence it will bring. A life-long resident of Blairsville, … »

Erlanger raises “Donate Life Flag”

Posted on April 1, 2015

Honors donors and families during National Donate Life Month Erlanger Health System officials, Tennessee Donor Services and Donate Life representatives and attendees whose lives were changed by organ donation raised the “Donate Life Flag” in front of Erlanger Baroness campus today. The annual flag raising event recognizes April as National Donate Life Month. The Donate Life … »

Flag raising honors 35 Erlanger organ donors in 2014

Posted on March 30, 2015

Mother of donor, kidney transplant recipient and Erlanger CEO to speak at recognition event On Wednesday, April 1, officials with Erlanger will raise a “Donate Life” flag in the hospital courtyard to recognize and honor 35 Erlanger patients who gave the ultimate gift of life as organ donors in 2014. Thanks to the organ donations … »

Out of 109 hospitals in Tennessee, only one is Baby-Friendly. Which one?

Posted on March 26, 2015

When it comes to delivering babies, the greater Chattanooga region expects leadership from the Erlanger Health System.  After all, more than 80% of the region’s babies are born at an Erlanger hospital each year.  But now, thanks to an elite new designation, Erlanger childbirth services are also being recognized on a national, and even international, … »

Natalie Johnson recognized as 2015 Alper Humanitarian Award Winner at Erlanger

Posted on March 20, 2015

Natalie Johnson, DO and Chief Resident, OB/GYN with the UT College of Medicine Chattanooga (UTCOMC) was named the 2015 Alper Humanitarian Award winner during special ceremonies held at Erlanger’s Probasco Auditorium on March 20. he Dr. Harold Alper Humanitarian Award is presented annually to a graduating resident of UTCOMC who has consistently demonstrated the humanistic … »

IHOP serves pancakes to patients at Children’s Hospital

Posted on March 18, 2015

IHOP associates flipped pancakes for patients at Children’s Hospital at Erlanger today to celebrate raising more than $8,000 during National Pancake Day. On Tuesday, March 3, five local IHOP restaurants offered each guest a free short stack of their famous buttermilk pancakes on National Pancake Day. This family-friendly tradition raises needed funds and awareness for … »

Fred’s Super Dollar Stores raising funds for Children’s Hospital

Posted on March 16, 2015

Fred’s Super Dollar stores have kicked off its 10th year raising funds Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Fred’s customers and team members are once again supporting patients treated at Children’s Hospital at Erlanger during the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Miracle Balloon fundraiser. Funds raised now through April 5 will provide medical assistance to more than 42,000 children treated annually at Children’s … »

Erlanger implements region’s first wireless monitoring system for patients

Posted on March 10, 2015

Erlanger Health System has launched the region’s first wireless monitoring system for patients at Erlanger East Hospital. Known as the ViSi Mobile System by Sotera Wireless, the wearable devices transmit continuous measurements of patient vital signs and allow patients to move freely without being attached to traditional monitoring systems that limit mobility. “Erlanger is committed … »

Erlanger’s air medical program receives Advance Life Support Service of the Year Award

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Erlanger’s LIFE FORCE air medical program recently received Tennessee’s Advance Life Support (ALS) Service of the Year award for the program’s outstanding achievement in providing medical service to the four-state region. Each year, the Bob Thomas ALS Service Award is awarded to an EMS system that exemplifies outstanding professionalism and service to the community it … »

2014 BlueCross Riverbend Run & Walk raises $10,000 for Children’s Hospital

Posted on March 6, 2015

Representatives from Children’s Hospital Foundation recently accepted a $10,000 check from BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee for proceeds raised during the 2014 BlueCross Riverbend Run & Walk.  

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