Breast Cancer Support Services Hires Executive Director

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Breast Cancer Support Services announces its new executive director, Tonya Gentry. 

Ms. Gentry has over 20 years of experience in marketing and business development in the Chattanooga area, as well as a long history of volunteering.

Ms. Gentry sought out an opportunity to assist other breast cancer survivors about a year after her own breast cancer diagnosis.  She joined the BCSS board of directors in April 2012 and quickly became a very active board member.  She chaired the successful BRA-VO! fashion show held in April and she assisted in coordinating the recent Moving On workshop at UTC. 

On July 1, she took over the day to day operations of the BCSS office on McCallie Avenue; assisting Emergency Fund patients, coordinating support groups and therapy group, and overseeing all of the free events for breast cancer survivors in the 19-county service area. 

Erlanger’s Chief Nurse Executive Receives ACHE Regent’s Award

Erlanger Health System Chief Nurse Executive, Jan Keys, DNP, FACHE, received the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Senior Level Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award last week at the Tennessee Hospital Association’s annual meeting in Nashville.   Kevin M. Spiegel, Erlanger President and CEO, as well as ACHE’s Regent for Tennessee, ... (click for more)

Erlanger Offers Classes And Events For Oct. 12-17

Erlanger offers online childbirth education class.  The online class is an easy-to-understand interactive program that includes more than 70 videos, animated illustrations, downloadable PDF files, review quizzes and information specific to Erlanger East and Erlanger Baroness birthing services.  By choosing the online childbirth program, participants will have access to ... (click for more)

Baylor Student, 16, Dies After Cardiac Incident At Pool

A 16-year-old Baylor School student died after a cardiac incident at a pool on Monday afternoon. Sumner Smith died in the incident on campus. The student was taken by ambulance to Erlanger. Baylor's Barbara Kennedy said it happened during a routine swim practice. He was found unresponsive in the pool. Counselors were being provided on the Baylor campus on Tuesday. ... (click for more)

Bradley County Commission Decides Not To Provide Animal Pickup Service

Bradley County Commissioners on Monday finally put animal control to rest. It was not easy and it was not without confusion, but in the end, the county will not provide animal pickup service. Confusion began when commissioners were asked to approve the agenda, which included two options for animal control pick up. Item “D” provided for the SPCA of Bradley County to pick ... (click for more)

VW PILOT Crash Landing

The Volkswagen emission scandal proves the point citizen activist, Ms. Helen Burns Sharp, has repeatedly brought to the attention of local government officials. She urged them to "beef up" the PILOT contracts before approving PILOT tax abatements. Any logical person would agree, because it is the only way to recoup a tax loss when unthinkable situations arise. Volkswagen's willful ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Readers Are Right

Jeffrey Cross is a community activist in the very finest way. He has no idea that I and many others have followed what he has done, and tirelessly I might add, to enhance the St. Elmo neighborhood at the foot of Lookout Mountain. I wish this world had a million Jeffrey Crosses. So when he wrote in protest of my Monday story, “We Want Our City Back,” I was more than eager to read ... (click for more)