Erlanger Celebrates 200th Procedure for Stroke Prevention in Patients with Afib

Chattanooga, Tenn. – Erlanger Health System recently celebrated the completion of its 200th left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) procedure. LACC devices aid patients with atrial fibrillation (Afib) by closing the left atrial appendage and decreasing the risk of stroke- when this procedure is successful, patients no longer need to take blood thinners for the rest … Continue reading Erlanger Celebrates 200th Procedure for Stroke Prevention in Patients with Afib

Erlanger Heart and Lung Institute earns highest rating from Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Chattanooga, Tenn. – Erlanger Heart and Lung Institute has earned a distinguished three-star rating from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for patient care and outcomes in aortic valve replacement (AVR) combined with coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). The three-star rating, which denotes the highest category of quality, places Erlanger among the elite for AVR+CABG … Continue reading Erlanger Heart and Lung Institute earns highest rating from Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital achieves cardiovascular rehabilitation reaccreditation by AACVPR

Left to right: Anna Whidden, CNA, Exercise Tech/Patient Educator; Kathi Van Hall, RN; Nicole Hamby, Certified Exercise Physiologist, Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Manager. Murphy, N.C. – Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital’s (EWCH) cardiovascular rehabilitation program recently earned reaccreditation by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). To earn accreditation, EWCH’s cardiovascular rehabilitation program underwent an intensive … Continue reading Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital achieves cardiovascular rehabilitation reaccreditation by AACVPR

Erlanger joins clinical trial aiming to reduce stroke in atrial fibrillation patients

Chattanooga, Tenn. – Erlanger Health System announces the Erlanger Heart and Lung Institute is participating in a clinical trial studying if blood thinners are more effective at preventing stroke in atrial fibrillation (AF) than the WATCHMAN device for left atrial appendage closure (LAAC). According to the Centers for Disease Control, Patients with AF are five … Continue reading Erlanger joins clinical trial aiming to reduce stroke in atrial fibrillation patients

Erlanger receives accreditation from College of American Pathologists

Chattanooga, Tenn. – Erlanger’ Arterial Blood Gas Laboratory has achieved accreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP) based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs. Erlanger’s arterial blood gas lab is one of more than 8,000 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide. “I would like to thank Trisha McClellan, Kelli … Continue reading Erlanger receives accreditation from College of American Pathologists

Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital launches telestroke services

EWCH patients now have access to telestroke services in the emergency department. Murphy, N.C. – Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital (EWCH) recently partnered with TeleSpecialists to launch a telestroke program that provides patients with 24/7 emergency access to neurologists who have extensive experience treating strokes. When a patient with stroke symptoms is transported to the EWCH … Continue reading Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital launches telestroke services

Erlanger Bledsoe Hospital launches new mammography service

Chattanooga, Tenn. – Erlanger Bledsoe announces the arrival of a new 3D mammography machine relaunching mammography services in the area. A 3D mammography is an imaging process that combines multiple X-rays to create a three-dimensional picture. The many benefits of 3D mammography include reducing the need for follow-up imaging, detect slightly more cancers than a … Continue reading Erlanger Bledsoe Hospital launches new mammography service

Erlanger Physical Therapy welcomes new Outpatient Physical Therapy Supervisor

Chattanooga, Tenn. – Erlanger Physical Therapy announces Robbie Miles, PT, ATC has joined as the new Outpatient Physical Therapy Supervisor for all six Erlanger clinics. Miles has over 20 years’ experience as a physical therapist and over 15 years’ of experience as an athletic trainer. He completed his physical therapy degree at the University of … Continue reading Erlanger Physical Therapy welcomes new Outpatient Physical Therapy Supervisor

Erlanger Physical Therapy opens new outpatient therapy location in Ooltewah

Chattanooga, Tenn. – Erlanger announces a new location for Erlanger Physical Therapy providing outpatient services in Ooltewah. Each location offers comprehensive physical therapy evaluations, screenings and treatments. ACL injury, total knee and hip replacements, sports injuries and concussion management are just a few of the broad scope of services offered. While serving a full spectrum … Continue reading Erlanger Physical Therapy opens new outpatient therapy location in Ooltewah

Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital first rural NC hospital to offer extended telepsychiatry service

EWCH patients now have access to critical follow-up behavioral health care coordination after they are discharged from receiving telepsychiatric and teletherapy services in the emergency department. Murphy, N.C. – Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital (EWCH) is the first North Carolina facility to implement extended services of the North Carolina Statewide Telepsychiatry Program (NC-STeP). Regardless of their … Continue reading Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital first rural NC hospital to offer extended telepsychiatry service