Memorial Health Briefs For October

Monday, September 30, 2013

Throughout the month of

October 2013

Community Health:  Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening.  Free screening to detect bulge in artery wall.  For men and women 65 or older, no previous diagnosis of abdominal aortic aneurysm, and no abdominal CT in the past five years. Memorial Hospital Glenwood, Memorial Hospital Hixson and Memorial Ooltewah.  Registration and appointment required.  Call 495-6000 for information and to schedule an appointment.

October 2

Weight Loss:  Bariatric Seminar.   Attend this FREE informative seminar to learn more about the Gastric Bypass Roux-en-Y and gastric banding weight loss procedures.  This seminar is geared specifically towards individuals who are at least 100 pounds overweight.  6 pm – 7:30 pm, Memorial Hospital Community Rooms.  Call 495-2245 for reservations. 

October 3

Cardiac:  Congestive Heart Failure EducationFree education for patients with congestive heart failure.  Chattanooga Heart Institute, 2nd floor.  Call 495-7764 for more information.

October 3

DiabetesBasic Diabetes.  Provides an overview of diabetes and treatment/prevention of complications, diabetes meal planning and carbohydrate counting. The Diabetes and Nutrition Center can help you obtain a physician’s referral and provide cost information.  Diabetes and Nutrition Center at Memorial Hospital.  12:30 – 5:30 pm.  Registration required at 495-7970.

October 8

Diabetes:  Pre- Diabetes.  Provides an overview of pre-diabetes, prevention of Center complications, meal planning and carbohydrate counting. Memorial’s Diabetes and Nutrition can help you obtain a physician’s referral and provide cost information.  Memorial Diabetes and Nutrition Center at Memorial Hospital.  2:15- 4:30 pm.  Registration required at 495-7970.

October 10

Cardiac:  Congestive Heart Failure EducationFree education for patients with congestive heart failure.  Chattanooga Heart Institute, 2nd floor.  Call 495-7764 for more information.

October 10

Diabetes:   Diabetes Self-Management Program.  This program provides an overview of diabetes and treatment/prevention of complications, diabetes meal planning and carbohydrate counting.  Memorial’s Diabetes and Nutrition Center can help you obtain a physician’s referral and provide cost information.  Diabetes and Nutrition Center at Memorial Hospital.  2:30 pm – 7:30 pm.  Registration required at 495-7970. 

October 11

Diabetes:  Diabetes Self-Management Program.  This program provides an overview of diabetes and treatment/prevention of complications, diabetes meal planning and carbohydrate counting.  Memorial’s Diabetes and Nutrition Center can help you obtain a physician’s referral and provide cost information.  Diabetes and Nutrition Center at Memorial Hospital.  8:45 am – 2:30 pm. Registration required at 495-7970. 

October 17

Cardiac:  Congestive Heart Failure EducationFree education for patients with congestive heart failure.  Chattanooga Heart Institute, 2nd floor.  Call 495-7764 for more information.

October 18

Diabetes:  Diabetes Self-Management Program.  This program provides an overview of diabetes and treatment/prevention of complications, diabetes meal planning and carbohydrate counting.  Memorial’s Diabetes and Nutrition Center can help you obtain a physician’s referral and provide cost information.  Diabetes and Nutrition Center at Memorial Hospital.  8:45 am – 2:30 pm. Registration required at 495-7970. 

October 24

Cardiac:  Congestive Heart Failure EducationFree education for patients with congestive heart failure.  Chattanooga Heart Institute, 2nd floor.  Call 495-7764 for more information.

October 24

DiabetesBasic Diabetes.  Provides an overview of diabetes and treatment/prevention of complications, diabetes meal planning and carbohydrate counting. The Diabetes and Nutrition Center can help you obtain a physician’s referral and provide cost information.  Diabetes and Nutrition Center at Memorial Hospital.  12:30 – 5:30 pm.  Registration required at 495-7970.

October 24

Cardiac:  Congestive Heart Failure EducationFree education for patients with congestive heart failure.  Chattanooga Heart Institute, 2nd floor.  Call 495-7764 for more information.

October 30

Diabetes:  Pre- Diabetes.  Provides an overview of pre-diabetes, prevention of Center complications, meal planning and carbohydrate counting. Memorial’s Diabetes and Nutrition can help you obtain a physician’s referral and provide cost information.  Memorial Diabetes and Nutrition Center at Memorial Hospital.  2:15 – 4:30 pm.  Registration required at 495-7970.


Helen Ross McNabb Center Opens Newly-Renovated Facility On Bailey Avenue

The Helen Ross McNabb Center and the community will celebrate the opening of the newly-renovated 1408 Bailey Home, one of the Center's five supported living homes in Chattanooga, with a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house on  Friday, June 2, at 11 a.m. The Center, with support from BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, the City of Chattanooga and First Tennessee Bank, ... (click for more)

Inaugural LIFE FORCE Call Of The Year Awards Recognize Regional EMS Providers

Erlanger Health System’s air medical program, LIFE FORCE, held a ceremony to honor local EMS heroes who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in the inaugural Call of the Year awards during national EMS Week. LIFE FORCE flight crew members and awards committee selected outstanding calls in the categories of Medical, Pediatric and Trauma.   Medical Call of the Year ... (click for more)

Reworked Miller Park, Connections To Cost Up To $8.4 Million

A reworked Miller Park with improved connections to Patten Parkway and MLK Boulevard will cost $7.6 million. With contingencies, the price tag is tabbed at $8.4 million. The city only had two bidders on the major downtown project. Thomas Brothers Construction had the low bid of $7,637,413. Dillard Construction was just behind at $7,768,113. The city lists the "total project ... (click for more)

Dionne Upton Named New Principal At Woodmore Elementary School

Hamilton County Department of Education Interim Superintendent Dr. Kirk Kelly announced Friday the appointment of Dionne Upton to serve as principal at Woodmore Elementary School. Ms. Upton has 21 years of experience as a teacher, instructional coach, and assistant principal.  Along with her various educational experiences, she has also participated in the Leadership Fellows ... (click for more)

Scrutinizing Defense And Other Public Spending Is Right Thing To Do

I saw in the news today where U.S. senators were investigating and scrutinizing an Army "debacle," which has already spent $6 billion on a communications system developed by a defense contractor (WIN-T) that is virtually ineffective in use.   This is on top of a recent Navy scandal (Fat Leonard Scandal) where several current and former Navy admirals were sentenced to prison ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Suicide Letter

Two weeks ago there were five suicides and a fatal drug overdose in the same Chattanooga community. That absolutely tears me up inside because I am assured almost every day there is a better answer. I make no secret I struggle with depression and it is real. I want others to see if I can get through the valleys to climb the mountain, they can too. I take medicine every day that ... (click for more)