CHI Memorial Mobile Health Coach To Visit Hamilton County Feb. 13, 16

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
CHI Memorial’s mobile health coaches will provide mammography screenings at Southern Adventist University Health Center, 4829 College Drive East in Collegedale, on Wednesday, Feb. 13 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., and at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 3777 Wilcox Boulevard in Chattanooga, on Saturday, Feb. 16 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
 
"All women should have one screening mammogram between the ages of 35-40. After age 40, a screening mammogram is recommended every year," officials said. "Any woman who meets these age guidelines and has not had a mammogram in the past 12 months may participate, with or without insurance.
 
"For those with insurance, you must bring your insurance card and a photo ID, such as a driver’s license.
Insurance will be filed for you.  If you do not have insurance, you may qualify for financial assistance.  The MaryEllen Locher Breast Center receives grant funds from Avon Breast Cancer Crusade to provide women with education about and access to breast health services.  Partnerships with Tennessee Breast and Cervical Screening Program and the Susan G. Komen Foundation provide eligible uninsured and under-insured women with breast and cervical screenings.  If an abnormality is discovered, the diagnostic work up is covered and a financial plan is provided for any follow-up care.
 
"Women need to know their doctor’s first and last name."
 
To schedule a screening, call 423-495-4040 or 866-591-2254.

Parkridge Medical Center To Host "Crush The Crisis" Opioid Take Back Day On Sept. 7

Dine And Dash Fundraiser To Benefit Alzheimer's Association

Jason Gibson Named Regional Director Of Operations For Legacy Senior Living


Parkridge Medical Center will host “Crush the Crisis,” an opioid take back event on Saturday, Sept. 7. In partnership with the Hamilton County Coalition, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration ... (click for more)

Morning Pointe of Hixson, 5501 Old Hixson Pike in Hixson, is hosting a fundraiser, Dine & Dash, to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association on Wednesday, Aug. 28 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. "Come ... (click for more)

Jason Gibson has been named regional director of operations for Legacy Senior Living, a Cleveland-based company, which operates a family of senior living and memory care communities throughout ... (click for more)


Living Well

Parkridge Medical Center To Host "Crush The Crisis" Opioid Take Back Day On Sept. 7

Parkridge Medical Center will host “Crush the Crisis,” an opioid take back event on Saturday, Sept. 7. In partnership with the Hamilton County Coalition, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration and the Chattanooga Police Department, law enforcement officers will be on site to assist with the collection and disposal of unused medications from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. In 2017, ... (click for more)

Dine And Dash Fundraiser To Benefit Alzheimer's Association

Morning Pointe of Hixson, 5501 Old Hixson Pike in Hixson, is hosting a fundraiser, Dine & Dash, to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association on Wednesday, Aug. 28 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. "Come drive-through for lunch and grab a grilled hamburger or hot dog with chips and a drink for only $5," organizers said. All proceeds go to benefit the Alzheimer's Association. (click for more)

Breaking News

Motorcyclist, 55, Killed In Collision With SUV On Tuesday Morning On Lee Highway

A motorcyclist was killed in a collision with an SUV on Lee Highway on Tuesday morning. At approximately 9:01 a.m., Chattanooga Police were notified of a serious traffic crash involving a motorcycle and a vehicle at 7500 Lee Highway. The CPD Traffic / DUI Unit responded to the scene. A GMC Acadia, driven by Gary A. Moore, 68, was traveling south on Lee Highway and merged ... (click for more)

Construction Set To Start Next Spring On $25 Million Chattanooga Airport Parking Deck; Terminal To Expand; Enplanements Continue To Increase

Terry Hart, president of the Chattanooga Airport, said at the August board meeting that it has been a good summer for the airport with enplanements in June increasing 12½ percent above last year and seven percent in July. For the first seven months of the year, enplanements are up 12 ½ percent with an increase of 2,500 arrivals and departures year-to-date over 2018. However, a leveling ... (click for more)

Opinion

What Does The White Privilege Presentation Have To Do With Education?

On Aug. 2, Hamilton County Schools held a professional development presented by motivational speaker, Robert Jackson. The PD was for the teachers in the Opportunity Zone, which includes the 12 lowest-performing schools in Hamilton County where 90 percent of the students are black. During the 90-minute presentation, there was a 15-20-minute segment concerning “White Privilege”. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: 'White Privilege' Is A Myth

Several weeks ago, I must admit I had never heard of Patrick Hampton, an African American who has just joined a promising conservative think talk not-for-profit group known as Hamilton Flourishing. Headed by longtime executive and dream-maker Doug Daugherty, the group is in the perfect position to make a lasting impact on our all-inclusive community. Patrick Hampton made a huge ... (click for more)