Erlanger officials and physicians hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday celebrating completion of the $50 million expansion of Erlanger East Hospital into a full-service, lifestyle hospital.
Ceremonies kicked off at the entrance to the newly completed patient tower which will accommodate 107 patients.
Those who attended the celebration had the opportunity to tour several areas of Chattanooga's first lifestyle hospital, including patient rooms, lobby and dining area, intensive care unit, cardiovascular lab and new surgical areas.
Also showcased during the event were the children's playground, putting green and walking trail.
Among Erlanger's special guests were former UT football coach, Phil Fulmer, and LPGA golfer and native Chattanoogan, Brooke Pancake. Elected officials and other dignitaries were also in attendance.