Erlanger Honors Organ Donors With Flag Raising On Thursday

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Officials with Erlanger will raise a “Donate Life” flag in the hospital courtyard on Thursday to recognize and honor 36 Erlanger patients who gave the ultimate gift of life as organ donors in 2013. Thanks to the organ donations of these 36 individuals, 145 lives were saved last year.  

Erlanger will join thousands of hospitals and organizations across the nation by flying the flag at 11 a.m. in recognition of Donor Awareness Month, and in honor of the uncountable lives touched by organ, eye and tissue donation.  Representatives from the Erlanger Health System, Tennessee Donor Services, Donate Life, Erlanger’s transplant program and other medical professionals will join Lynn Johnson, a kidney transplant recipient, and Tiki Finlayson, mother of an organ donor.

Currently more than 120,000 people in the United States are waiting for a life-saving organ transplant, and more than 2,600 of those live in Tennessee.  Every 81 minutes a patient on the waiting list will die, and every 10 minutes a new name will be added.  


Chattanooga State Dental Clinic Taking Appointments For 2019

Memorial's Mobile Lung CT Coach To Visit Homeless Health Care Of Chattanooga

Cardiovascular Symposium Set For Feb. 9, 2019


The Dental Hygiene Clinic is now scheduling appointments beginning Jan. 22 through May 1. The clinic is located in the Health Science Center, 2nd floor, HSC 2007 on the main campus of Chattanooga ... (click for more)

CHI Memorial’s mobile lung CT coach will provide computerized tomography (CT) screenings at Homeless Health Care of Chattanooga on Friday, Dec. 21, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Lung cancer screening ... (click for more)

The Chattanooga Heart Institute and CHI Memorial will host the 2019 Annual Chattanooga Cardiovascular Symposium on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at Embassy Suites, 2321 Lifestyle Way in Chattanooga. ... (click for more)


Living Well

Chattanooga State Dental Clinic Taking Appointments For 2019

The Dental Hygiene Clinic is now scheduling appointments beginning Jan. 22 through May 1. The clinic is located in the Health Science Center, 2nd floor, HSC 2007 on the main campus of Chattanooga State Community College, 4501 Amnicola Hwy. Many services offered are complimentary and/or at reduced rates. The Clinic is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from ... (click for more)

Memorial's Mobile Lung CT Coach To Visit Homeless Health Care Of Chattanooga

CHI Memorial’s mobile lung CT coach will provide computerized tomography (CT) screenings at Homeless Health Care of Chattanooga on Friday, Dec. 21, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Lung cancer screening is a test to look for signs of lung cancer in otherwise healthy people. The low-dose CT scan shows a 3-D image of your lungs that is clearer and more detailed than regular x-rays, allowing ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Investors Planning $9 Million In Improvements At Run-Down Patten Towers Needs 25-Year Tax Abatement

An official of an investor group planning $9 million in improvements at run-down Patten Towers said a 25-year PILOT tax abatement is essential for the project to go forward. The City Council is asked to vote on the tax break on Dec. 18. The County Commission will be asked to okay a similar resolution. John Shepard of Nashville-based Elmington said current property taxes at ... (click for more)

Henderson, Mitchell Ask Council To Consider Language On Preserving Steep Slopes And Floodplains

City Council members Chip Henderson and Jerry Mitchell said they want the council to consider language on preserving steep slopes and floodplains. They said they want to go further than Councilman Darrin Ledford, who is proposing new curbs on erosion control and reducing stormwater runoff. Councilman Ledford on Tuesday presented a proposed new ordinance that adds a section ... (click for more)

Opinion

Alstom And Tubman: A Tale Of Two Sites

The former Alstom industrial site on the riverfront and the former Harriett Tubman housing site in East Chattanooga both have a lot of redevelopment potential. And yet the city of Chattanooga seems to view them quite differently. Alstom is the fair-haired child; Tubman is the forgotten child. The Alstom area was recently designated as an "opportunity zone" in a new program ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: USA Today Is Wrong

After spending half of a century in the newspaper business, you will find it universal that one’s “personal ethics” demand you leave children off the news page. You don’t interview an 11-year-old who just watched her house burn down and now can’t find her kitty. You don’t take a kid’s picture at his daddy’s trial and, more than anything, never publish a word that would cause a child ... (click for more)