Erlanger celebrates DAISY Award winner McKinley Waugh

Chattanooga, Tenn. – Erlanger recently honored nurse McKinley Waugh, BSN, RN, with the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. A DAISY Foundation program, the DAISY Award is a national award to celebrate nurses who define patient and family-centered care through recognizing the super-human efforts nurses perform every day. Nurses can be nominated by anyone in the … Continue reading Erlanger celebrates DAISY Award winner McKinley Waugh

LIFE FORCE holds dedication ceremony for new aircraft

In partnership with Med-Trans Corporation, LIFE FORCE Air Medical hosted a ceremony on Tuesday to dedicate its new EC145e aircraft for service in the region, replacing the existing LIFE FORCE 1 aircraft based in Cleveland, Tenn. The new EC145e aircraft, manufactured by Airbus Helicopters and completed by Metro Aviation, will allow LIFE FORCE the ability … Continue reading LIFE FORCE holds dedication ceremony for new aircraft

Children’s Hospital at Erlanger hosts Christmas in July Toy Drive

Chattanooga, Tenn. – Children’s Hospital at Erlanger is hosting a Christmas in July Toy Drive encouraging donations for the Child Life department. The Child Life program has gone through their Christmas donations faster than expected and need the community’s help to brighten patients’ days. Community members can help improve a child’s hospital stay by donating … Continue reading Children’s Hospital at Erlanger hosts Christmas in July Toy Drive

Erlanger Health System Board of Trustees’ Statement regarding leadership transition

Chattanooga, Tenn. – As we continue our progress as a health system with a keen eye on the future and the unique opportunities we have in front of us to secure our vital community mission as the region’s safety-net healthcare provider, the Erlanger Board of Trustees is announcing that it will explore options for a … Continue reading Erlanger Health System Board of Trustees’ Statement regarding leadership transition

Erlanger’s LIFE FORCE helicopters now carrying Whole Blood

Chattanooga, Tenn. – Erlanger’sLIFE FORCE Air Medical crews are now carrying units of Type O whole blood on every flight. LIFE FORCE partnered with Blood Assurance to begin utilizing Type O whole blood for transfusions given to patients who have suffered severe blood loss and require aggressive fluid resuscitation. "With LIFE FORCE serving as a … Continue reading Erlanger’s LIFE FORCE helicopters now carrying Whole Blood

Erlanger “Spotlight Awards” recognizes 20 exceptional associates in May

Chattanooga, Tenn. – Erlanger is proud to recognize 20 associates in the monthly “Spotlight Award” program for their exceptional performance. Allyson Cole Donna Kilgore Gabby Vandewall, RN Janie Kokoszka Daggett Lillie Rucker, CMA The Erlanger Employee Spotlight Award is a health system wide opportunity to identify, recognize and award employees who demonstrate exceptional performance. These … Continue reading Erlanger “Spotlight Awards” recognizes 20 exceptional associates in May

Erlanger observes National Stroke Awareness month

Chattanooga, Tenn. – Erlanger Health System observesNational Stroke Awareness month during May through continual education in the community about this important and deadly disease. During a stroke, the average person can lose around two-million brain cells per minute. In 2021, Erlanger treated 1663 strokes, 189 intracerebral hemorrhages (ICH) and 61 subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) patients. The … Continue reading Erlanger observes National Stroke Awareness month

Erlanger hosts Eighth Annual OBGYN Symposium

Chattanooga, Tenn. – Erlanger Health System announces registration is now open for the Eighth Annual OBGYN Symposium for nurses and physicians. The annual event will be held on May 19 and 20 at the University Center at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga (UTC). The annual two-day event features sessions focus on both obstetrics and gynecology. … Continue reading Erlanger hosts Eighth Annual OBGYN Symposium

Erlanger “Spotlight Awards” recognizes 20 exceptional associates in April

Chattanooga, Tenn. – Erlanger is proud to recognize 20 associates in the monthly “Spotlight Award” program for their exceptional performance. The Erlanger Employee Spotlight Award is a health system wide opportunity to identify, recognize and award employees who demonstrate exceptional performance. These employees offer unique contributions toward Erlanger’s mission of “compassionately caring for people.” Each … Continue reading Erlanger “Spotlight Awards” recognizes 20 exceptional associates in April

Arts at Erlanger now accepting submissions for “All Abroad” Call-out

Chattanooga, Tenn. - The Arts at Erlanger Committee is now accepting submissions for the upcoming “All Abroad” gallery show. Visual artists may submit pieces of any medium that can be hung on a wall including painting, drawing, printing, sculpture, mixed media, textiles, and photography inspired by travel abroad. Entries will only be accepted from artists … Continue reading Arts at Erlanger now accepting submissions for “All Abroad” Call-out