Erlanger Nurses Craft Newborn Caps To Raise Awareness Of Heart Health Importance

Monday, February 11, 2013

Debbie Croft and Dee Clark, both Erlanger Health System cardiac rehabilitation nurses, educated new mothers on the importance of heart health by crafting tiny red caps for newborns at Erlanger East and Baroness campuses during the first few days in February.  The red caps were placed on the newborns in the nursery, and the babies were returned to their mothers’ rooms with this message: 

 

Dear Mommy,

I’m wearing this cute little red hat to remind you to love your heart like you love me.

  Heart Disease is the number one killer of women.  So please take care of your heart because I’m gonna need you a long time. 

Love, Your Baby, Official Sponsor Newborns Go Red for Women

 

Both Ms. Croft and Ms. Clark enjoy crafts as a leisure activity and share a passion for caring for Erlanger cardiac patients.  The pair combined their two interests – cardiac education and crafting – during National Heart Month to produce a meaningful message for new moms and the adorable red caps for the newborns. 

 


Mayor Berke’s Council On Disability Hosts ADA Celebration Wednesday

Mayor Andy Berke’s Council on Disability invites the community to a celebration on Wednesday commemorating the anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. It will be held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Miller Plaza Pavilion, 850 Market St.  The Mayor’s Council on Disability is part of an initiative created to help make Chattanooga more accessible ... (click for more)

CHI Memorial Offers "Breakthrough Technology That Corrects Heart Valve Leakage"

CHI Memorial and The Chattanooga Heart Institute are the first in the Chattanooga region to offer MitraClip – a breakthrough technology for people who suffer from mitral valve regurgitation but are too high risk for surgical valve repair or replacement.  MitraClip therapy is the world’s first transcatheter mitral valve repair – meaning no surgical incisions are needed to deliver ... (click for more)

Bill Kilbride To Retire As Chamber CEO; To Step Down Dec. 31; Chamber Starts Transition Process

Bill Kilbride, president and CEO of the Chattanooga Chamber, has announced that he is retiring from his position effective  Dec. 31 .   Larry Buie, chairman of the Chamber board of directors, expressed his appreciation for Bill's efforts. He said, “Bill Kilbride has led us through the past three years to a place of excellence in terms of strategic leadership. Among ... (click for more)

Corker Votes For Amendment To Repeal Core Elements Of Obamacare; Alexander Votes Against It

Senator Bob Corker voted for an amendment to repeal the core elements of Obamacare, while allowing for a reasonable transition period for a replacement to be developed and implemented. “As I have said before, I believe the best path forward is for Congress to repeal Obamacare after a reasonable transition period,” said Senator Corker. “This amendment would take us back ... (click for more)

Prayers For Denny - And Response (2)

I don’t live in Chattanooga any longer unfortunately and haven’t for many years now, but when I did live there, I was more than a regular at Yesterdays.  It was basically my second home….as it was for many, many of my friends and others that I may not have known their names, but definitely knew their faces.   It was the “Cheers” of Chattanooga. It was the place that ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: ‘No Sir -- It Stays Here’

To any of the millions who have served the United States on the field of combat, the most hallowed and prized distinction is our nation’s Medal of Honor. It is never given, it is always earned before it is ever awarded.  At least that’s the way it was up until a sun-splashed Wednesday three weeks ago in Vicenza, Italy. There is an Army base there that houses the 173 rd Airborne ... (click for more)