“American Idol” star visits patients at Children’s Hospital

Chattanooga, Tenn. – It’s never a positive experience when a child has to be hospitalized, particularly during the Christmas holidays, but patients at Children’s Hospital at Erlanger were in a for a real treat when they received a visit from “American Idol” runner-up, Lauren Alaina, earlier today.

The country music singer, who will be a headliner at the Riverbend Festival next year, took time to visit with young cancer patients and hospitalized patients at Children’s Hospital. Patients, family members and staff witness their own private serenade of Lauren’s single “Like My Mother Does” and then an encore with everyone singing “Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer.”  Lauren also signed autographs on items such as plush toys, iPods and her recorded CDs.

Videos of the visit can be viewed on Erlanger’s Community blog at http://community.erlangerhealth.org.  For more information on Lauren Alaina and her upcoming tour, visit www.laurenalainaofficial.com.