IRONMAN competition to mark first national use of innovative pre-hospital technology: Erlanger provides World-class technology for world-class athletes

Erlanger Health System has recently implemented the Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) procedure to be used in cases of cardiac or pulmonary failure and will have this technology on site at the 2017 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships. This will be the first time ECMO is used for pre-hospital care during an endurance event in the United … Continue reading IRONMAN competition to mark first national use of innovative pre-hospital technology: Erlanger provides World-class technology for world-class athletes

Erlanger Health System announces the arrival of the LIFE FORCE 6 Helicopter

The aircraft arrived at Erlanger Baroness Hospital Wednesday afternoon to be equipped for its inaugural medical flight set for August 15. The LIFE FORCE 6 helicopter will be based at Western Carolina Regional Airport in Andrews, North Carolina. The new aircraft is a H135 with Instrument Flight Rules (IFR). In mountainous regions, like where LIFE FORCE … Continue reading Erlanger Health System announces the arrival of the LIFE FORCE 6 Helicopter

Officials break ground on new Children’s Hospital Outpatient Center

Officials broke ground this week on the new Children’s Hospital at Erlanger Outpatient Center. The $40 million outpatient facility is phase one of plans for a new Children’s Hospital, among the nation’s most elite academic pediatric medical centers. Elected officials, business leaders, and local entertainers participated in ground-breaking event, and donors to the “Believe” fund-raising … Continue reading Officials break ground on new Children’s Hospital Outpatient Center

Ground is finally ready for the new Erlanger Behavioral Health Hospital

After a much needed dry period and under a beautiful blue sky, representatives from Erlanger, Acadia, Chattanooga, and Hamilton County finally broke ground for Erlanger's new Behavioral Health Hospital on May 8. This 88-bed hospital is a joint effort between Erlanger and Acadia Healthcare, which owns the nation’s largest network of mental health facilities. The … Continue reading Ground is finally ready for the new Erlanger Behavioral Health Hospital

Erlanger Recognized for Supporting National Guard and Reserve Employees

The Tennessee Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) awarded Erlanger Health System with the Pro Patria Award on March 17 in Murfreesboro, Tenn.  Erlanger is also Tennessee’s nominee for the 2017 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award for Large Business, the highest award given out by the Department of Defense’s ESGR. During … Continue reading Erlanger Recognized for Supporting National Guard and Reserve Employees

Dr. Richard Morrison joins the Erlanger Heart and Lung Institute world class heart team

Renowned Chattanooga heart surgeon, Dr. Richard Morrison, has joined the Erlanger Heart and Lung Institute. Dr. Morrison is the latest physician to become a member of Erlanger Health System’s world-class team of heart specialists, and will start at Erlanger on March 15. In making the announcement Dr. Judy Tingley, VP & CEO of the Erlanger … Continue reading Dr. Richard Morrison joins the Erlanger Heart and Lung Institute world class heart team

Erlanger reveals Donor Memorial and will fly Donate Life Flag to honor each organ donor

February 15, 2017 Yesterday, 25 organ donor families from throughout the region participated in a ceremony to honor their loved ones who gave the ultimate gift of life.  Erlanger associates and Auxiliary presented a new monument to recognize their gift and committed to fly the Donate Life Flag each time there is an organ donation … Continue reading Erlanger reveals Donor Memorial and will fly Donate Life Flag to honor each organ donor