Erlanger Health Fair Offered At Chattanooga Market On Sunday

Monday, October 2, 2017
More than 20 Erlanger departments and healthcare specialists will be on hand during the annual “Erlanger Health Fair Day” at the Chattanooga Market on Sunday.
 In addition to obtaining information and counseling on a variety of healthcare issues, market-goers will also be able to make onsite appointments with physicians located throughout the Tri-State region. 
 
Although representatives of the Erlanger Health System are onsite throughout the year at the Chattanooga Market, Erlanger’s October Health Fair Day offers a broad range of services and opportunities geared towards improving one’s lifestyle and health.
 
Free blood pressure checks will be available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and those attending the Sunday Chattanooga Market will also have the opportunity to learn more about the latest advances and services at Erlanger’s five medical campuses, including Children’s Hospital at Erlanger.  Whether it is learning more about the latest advances in bariatric weight loss surgery, orthopedics, urology, home health services or the newly opened cardiac and pulmonary rehab center at Erlanger North Hospital, there is something for everyone at this year’s health fair. 
 
Among the departments participating in the Erlanger Health Fair Day at the Chattanooga Market this year are:
 
Children's Hospital Emergency Department
Children’s Hospital Pediatric Acute Care
Children’s Hospital Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Children’s Hospital Neurology
ContinuCare Home Health Services
Erlanger Cancer Institute
Erlanger Cleft and Craniofacial Center
Erlanger Heart & Lung Institute
Erlanger Heart & Lung Institute Center for Wellness - North
Erlanger Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Center
Erlanger Southeast Regional Stroke Center
UT Erlanger East Brainerd Internal Medicine
UT Erlanger Kidney Transplant Center
UT Erlanger Orthopaedics
UT Erlanger Primary Care East
UT Erlanger Urology
Women’s Services at Erlanger


Morning Pointe Residents Bond With Boyd Buchanan Students

The 2018 Olympics is over, but a group of students at Boyd Buchanan enjoyed keeping their version of the games going at Morning Pointe of Hixson.   The youth hosted a variety of activities for the residents at the assisted living and Alzheimer's memory care community, such as bowling, chair volleyball and a hula hoop contest, to name a few.    "It was a day ... (click for more)

Mark Kimball Named CEO Of Erlanger Murphy Medical Center

Mark Kimball, FACHE, has been named chief executive officer of Erlanger Murphy Medical Center, based in Murphy, N.C.  The announcement was made this week by Kevin M. Spiegel, FACHE, president & CEO of the Erlanger Health System.  The North Carolina-based healthcare facility became Erlanger’s sixth hospital on April 1 and its first in North Carolina.   When ... (click for more)

TBI Puts Man Who Killed 4 At Waffle House On Its "10 Most Wanted" List

A man who killed four people and injured two others at a Waffle House near Nashville on Sunday morning is still on the loose and has been added to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's ‘Top 10 Most Wanted’ list. He was identified as Travis Reinking, 29, of Morton, Ill., was arrested last year when he was in a restricted area at the White House in Washington, D.C. Reinking ... (click for more)

Dayton Teen Arrested After Running From Deputies On Highway 60; Passenger Caught With Drugs

Hamilton County Sheriff deputies caught up with a Dayton teen who drove off at a high rate of speed on Highway 60 on Sunday afternoon. A passenger in the vehicle was caught with drugs. At approximately  5 p.m. , deputies observed a white Chrysler 200 traveling south in the 7800 block of Highway 60 at a high rate of speed. The driver was improperly passing other vehicles ... (click for more)

Teachers Have Good Compensation Compared To Other Taxpayers - And Response

Hamilton County experienced a property tax increase of about 10.7 percent in 2017. By law the reappraisal of property shall not increase tax revenue. So after the reappraisal the state certified millage rate for Hamilton County was 2.4976 per hundred dollars assessed value. The county commission voted to raise the millage rate to 2.7652 per hundred. That's about a 10.7 percent increase ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

All of us who marvel at the sound of bagpipes at a funeral realize the majesty that people like piper Scottie Maclellan can lend to any “homecoming” and for years there has been a wonderful tale out of Nova Scotia that leads this week’s parade of The  Saturday  Funnies. Mind you, I do not write these stories, as many who have followed man’s laughter down through the ... (click for more)