5 Ways to Work In Your Workout

Lack of time is the most common excuse to skip out on exercise. It is very important for people to find the time. Exercise can help your body reap health benefits including reducing the risk of developing diabetes or heart disease, maintaining healthy muscles and joints, and improving one’s overall mood and mental health. So … »

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7 Ways to Protect Yourself against Diabetes: A Minority Health Month Alert

Diabetes remains one of the most serious health issues among minority communities. While the nation highlights major health concerns that disproportionately affect minority communities during April’s National Minority Health Month, Erlanger wants to focus on changing that disparity year-round. Before she passed away at the age of 84, Mary Ida Vandross endured devastating pain that … »

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6 Ways to Avoid Hypertension and Heart Disease: A Minority Health Month Alert

Hypertension (high blood pressure) and heart disease continue to be more problematic, and more deadly, in our minority communities. As April’s Minority Health Month draws to a close, the nation is reminded that, although great strides have been made to heal the health disparities among minority groups, there is still much work to do. Work … »


Erlanger Celebrates National Healthcare Volunteer Week

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.

Dot Garrett has been volunteering at Erlanger for 60 years! As a volunteer on the Main Information Desk, Dot is the first smiling face visitors see each Monday. She helps family members find their loved ones rooms, directs guests around the hospital and always offers compassion to those in need.

Erlanger Results Driven by Targeted Investments, Focus on Strategic Growth

The Erlanger Health System continues to make positive strides toward a more financially stable organization through strong operational performance, sound strategic decisions, and strengthened relationships with physicians throughout the community and region. Erlanger’s commitment to strategic growth, deploying advanced medical technology, and investing capital in our community to ensure superior quality healthcare, has generated sustained … »


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

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

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

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

For the third year in a row, the Child Abuse Protection Team at T.C. Thompson 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 … »


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

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

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

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

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”

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 … »

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Flag raising honors 35 Erlanger organ donors in 2014

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?

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

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 … »

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