About Erlanger

Erlanger Health System

The Erlanger Health System has six Tennessee-based medical hospitals and seven emergency departments, including the region’s only children’s hospital and Level I Trauma Center, providing the highest level of trauma care.  Affiliated with the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanoga, Erlanger is also the region’s only academic teaching center and treats more than a quarter million patients every year.

Children’s Hospital at Erlanger

As the only academic medical center in the tri-state region devoted solely to children, Children’s Hospital at Erlanger (CHE) is a Comprehensive Regional Pediatric Center (CRPC), the highest designation in the state for pediatrics. CHE has a full range of pediatric subspecialists, as well as a pediatric ER, ICU, and Level III neonatal intensive care unit, providing the highest level of care in the region for premature and sick infants.

Other facts about the Erlanger Health System

Updated July 2018

    • Erlanger has sixTennessee-based hospitals—Erlanger East, Erlanger North, Erlanger BledsoeErlanger Baroness, Erlanger Murphy Medical Center and Children’s Hospital at Erlanger.
    • Erlanger is licensed for 838 acute-care beds serving patients from 50 counties within a 150-mile radius.
    • In fiscal year 2016-2017, Erlanger had 38,999 inpatient admissions, 454,391 outpatient visits and treated over 34,508 surgical patients.
    • Emergency Care is available 24/7 at the Erlanger Baroness, East, North, Bledsoe, Sequatchie Valley, Erlanger Murphy Medical Center and Children’s Hospital at Erlanger.
    • Erlanger is a Level I Trauma Center for adults, providing the highest level of trauma care. Trauma surgeons are available at all times.
    • Critical care units include Cardiac ICU, Cardiac-Vascular ICU, Medical ICU, Neuro-Trauma ICU, Neuroscience ICU, Shock-Trauma ICU, Surgical ICU and West ICU ; as well as the Pediatric ICU and Neonatal ICU at Children’s Hospital.
    • Surgical services, inpatient and outpatient, are offered at the Erlanger Baroness, Erlanger East, Erlanger Murphy Medical Center and Children’s Hospital.
    • Erlanger partners with the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga to train “Tomorrow’s Doctors” to provide needed medical manpower.  More than 170 residents and fellows participate in nine residency programs and eleven fellowship programs at the Chattanooga Campus based at Erlanger through a major academic affiliation agreement.
    • LIFE FORCE air ambulance, stationed in Cleveland, Winchester and Sparta, TN, Calhoun and Blue Ridge, GA and Andrews, NC, is equipped with four EC-135/H-135 aircraft, capable of single pilot IFR, and two Bell 407 and transported 2,508 patients in fiscal year 2016-2017.
    • Erlanger opened Erlanger Regional Operation Communications (EROC) in 2015. EROC responds to every emergency across a 50,000 square mile region.
    • Children’s Hospital at Erlanger is a Comprehensive Regional Pediatric Center (CRPC), the highest designation in the state for pediatrics, featuring a full complement of pediatric subspecialists, as well as a pediatric ER, ICU, and a Level IV neonatal intensive care unit, providing the highest level of care in the region to premature and sick infants.
    • In fiscal year 2016-2017, 3,673 children were admitted to Children’s Hospital and more than 58.080 were treated in the Emergency Department, outpatient surgery, and outpatient clinics.
    • The Erlanger Baroness Hospital offers a Tertiary Level III Care Center for high-risk obstetrics as well as L/D services for low-risk patients. Erlanger East Hospital offers maternity care for vaginal deliveries, surgical facilities for C-sections, and a Level IIA special care nursery.
    • The Erlanger North Hospital is the site of Erlanger’s Sleep Disorders Center, accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, as well as the Senior’s Program, an inpatient unit addressing complex mental and physical problems associated with aging. Erlanger North also opened inpatient beds in June 2015.
    • Erlanger Medical Group, a partnership between Erlanger and UT College of Medicine Chattanooga and comprised of over 200 physicians and 56 practices, offers care in specialties ranging from family medicine to fellowship trained cardiologist.
    • Erlanger Cancer Center offers an extensive clinical research program and the most advanced technology in radiation therapy, as well as a Resource Center, community outreach programs and support groups for cancer patients.
    • Erlanger has the region’s only kidney transplant program and offers the less invasive laparoscopic kidney removal.
    • Erlanger was the first Chest Pain Center in Tennessee, Georgia, or Alabama, sixth in the U.S. accredited by the Society of Chest Pain Centers and Providers and 16th in the U.S. to earn the highest level Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI.
    • The region’s first Wound Care Center, featuring Level I accredited hyperbaric treatment, is based at the Erlanger Baroness campus.
    • Erlanger’s occupational medicine program, WorkForce Corporate Health, is the region’s most comprehensive service for area employers.
    • Erlanger is the home of the Chattanooga Association for Pastoral Care, a clinical training program for area ministers and laypersons.
    • Erlanger offers the region’s largest hospitalist program with General Internists delivering 24/7 full-time inpatient care.
    • Erlanger Southeast Regional Stroke Center is Southeast Tennessee’s first and only accredited comprehensive stroke center.  Erlanger earned the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission for Comprehensive Stroke Centers, recognizing that the program follows national standards.