Free Smoking Cessation Classes Begin In January

Thursday, December 26, 2019
CHI Memorial offers a free seven-week Freedom From Smoking program which helps participants learn how to beat tobacco addiction, lifestyle changes that make quitting easier, stress management, how to avoid weight gain and how to stay smoke-free for good.

On Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, a new session of Freedom From Smoking will begin at CHI Memorial Family Practice Associates - Ooltewah, 6401 Mountain View Road, Suite 109.  The class is offered every Thursday for eight weeks from 3-4:30 p.m.

"Freedom From Smoking is an American Lung Association program that has helped hundreds of thousands of Americans overcome an addiction to nicotine during the past 37 years," officials said.

The program is designed for a small group setting.  Anyone who has a desire to stop smoking should call 423-495-7778 to register.  There is no charge for the program.

Erlanger Board Votes To Strengthen The Pension Fund To A Healthier And More Financially Sustainable Condition

CHI Memorial Mammography Health Coach To Visit Hamilton County In Early October

Life Care Centers Of America Announces Presidential Change


The Erlanger Board of Trustees voted on Thursday to take actions to help improve the long-term financial health and sustainability of its pension fund. The actions go into effect immediately ... (click for more)

CHI Memorial’s mobile health coach will provide mammography screenings at the following locations in Hamilton County in October: • Friday, Oct. 2 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at National Seating and ... (click for more)

Beecher Hunter, president of Life Care Centers of America since 2006, is retiring, and he will be succeeded by Todd Fletcher, vice president of Western Division Operations for Life Care. Those ... (click for more)



Living Well

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The Erlanger Board of Trustees voted on Thursday to take actions to help improve the long-term financial health and sustainability of its pension fund. The actions go into effect immediately and will affect approximately 1,300 active participants and 1,400 participants who are no longer employed but vested in the pension fund. All these participants were hired on or before June ... (click for more)

CHI Memorial Mammography Health Coach To Visit Hamilton County In Early October

CHI Memorial’s mobile health coach will provide mammography screenings at the following locations in Hamilton County in October: • Friday, Oct. 2 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at National Seating and Mobility, 5959 Shallowford Road in Chattanooga; • Monday, Oct. 5 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at CHI Memorial Family Practice Associates, 210 Walmart Dr. in Soddy-Daisy,; and • Friday, ... (click for more)

Breaking News

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Opinion

Earl Freudenberg Remembers Bettye Parker

One of the most patriotic individuals I have ever known has passed away. Bettye Parker died Tuesday after a short illness. At Bettye's request there will be no memorial service. Bettye ran Bettye Parker Realty on Highway 58 for as long as I can remember. She handled thousands of property transactions. Her son, Paul Parker, also became involved in real estate and is the real ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Floyd - The Whole Truth

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