• Erlanger Severe Weather
    10 Ways to stay safe during severe weather
    February 13, 2023
    Erlanger News, Stay Well, Trauma Prevention
    As much as meteorologists and forecasters try to prepare us for inclement weather, sometimes we need to be prepared beforehand to give ourselves the best chance at being safe during severe weather. Severe weather can strike at any time, so it is important to be prepared. Here are 10 key points to keep...
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    Do you have Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)?
    January 20, 2023
    Erlanger News, Men's Health, Regain Health, Stay Well, Women's Health
    If you feel down for several days and seem to be losing pleasure in life, you may be experiencing seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a cyclical (comes in cycles) condition that can cause severe changes in behavior and mood. What is Seasonal Affective Disorder? Most often times people can feel down or blue...
  • What to do about morning sickness
    October 27, 2021
    Erlanger News, Pregnancy & Childbirth, Stay Well, Women's Health
    Nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy is usually called “morning sickness,” even though you may feel sick at any time of the day or night. Most women experience morning sickness during the first three to four months of pregnancy, and most cases are mild — causing no harm. This results in...
  • Dear Nursing Leader
    October 23, 2019
    Nurse News
    Dear Nursing Leader, Jan Keys, DNP, RN, FACHE Whether you are a new nurse leader at Erlanger Health System or have been in a leadership role for some time, I want to offer some tenants of leadership and role modeling that might help strengthen and energize your daily work. We are approaching a...
  • Nursing Research Going the Extra Mile
    September 30, 2019
    Nurse News
    Each year in October, the Tennessee Hospital Association (THA) holds its annual meeting in the greater Nashville area. A portion of the meeting is devoted to a “Leadership Summit” which includes both oral and poster presentations of best practices as well as quality initiatives across the state. Beginning in 2014...
  • Nursing Now versus Nursing Then
    September 30, 2019
    Nurse News, Uncategorized
    Nursing is a very diverse work force in respect to the age and education of individual nurses. There are second career nurses and nurses who went straight into nursing school out of high school. Many nurses continue to work into their 60’s and 70’s. This diversity creates a unique opportunity...
  • No One Dies Alone
    September 30, 2019
    Nurse News
    No one is born alone, and in a perfect world no one would ever die alone. Unfortunately, due to a variety of circumstances, periodically a patient will come to the end of his or her life without any family or close friends to be with during the final hours of...
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    Programs for Erlanger LPNs to Transition to RNs
    June 3, 2019
    Nurse News
    Led by Dr. Jan Keys, nursing leadership at Erlanger Health System (EHS) has historically investigated and proposed innovative opportunities for nurses at all levels to further their education. While numerous other opportunities exist for further education, the focus of this article is on LPNs who wish to transition to RNs...
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    Educational Opportunities Abound at Erlanger Health System
    June 3, 2019
    Nurse News
    Erlanger Health System (EHS) has always been very supportive of employees who wish to continue or further their education, both with degree and continuing education courses. In addition to the standard tuition reimbursement offered by EHS, there are EHS scholarships for nursing students who are also employees and partnerships with...
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    A Salute to Erlanger Nursing
    June 3, 2019
    Nurse News
    Jan Keys, DNP, RN, FACHE The legacy of Erlanger nurses can be seen in action every day as they provide care in a competent, patient-focused, efficient and compassionate manner. The organizational goals for Erlanger nurses are to maximize care variation, improve performance on quality and patient satisfaction metrics, provide continuity across...
  • Is it a Sore Throat – or Strep?
    February 4, 2019
    Child & Family Health, Common Childhood Diseases, Erlanger News, Men's Health, Stay Well, Women's Health
    A sore throat is one of the most common reasons for seeing a doctor and is caused by a viral or bacterial infection of the cells that line the throat. Once the infection sets in, the body reacts with swelling, redness, and pain. Other symptoms may include general irritability, muscle...
  • Introducing C-HEAL Adolescent Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery program
    September 25, 2018
    Child & Family Health, Erlanger News, Regain Health, Weight Loss
    Welcome C-HEAL Adolescent Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery program! We’re proud to introduce the newest member of the Erlanger Metabolic Center: the Childhood Healthy Eating and Active Living Center! The C-HEAL team is made up of Dr. Joani Jack, Pediatrician and Medical Director; Dr. Curt Koontz, Pediatric Surgeon; Jaime Lacey, Registered Dietitian;...