Erlanger East Hospital Offers New STEMI Program For Chest Pain Patients

Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Erlanger East Hospital is now recognized as a 24/7 STEMI receiving facility providing around-the-clock treatment for patients experiencing chest pain and other cardiology events.  Services include Interventional/Non-Intervention Cardiology, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit.  
 
ST-Elevated Myocardial Infarction (STEMI), or heart attack, is a time-dependent, life-threatening condition requiring rapid recognition, diagnosis and treatment.
According to the 2019 Hamilton County Health Department Public Health Department Assessment, heart disease is the leading cause of death in Hamilton County. Tennessee ranks seventh in the nation for heart disease as the leading cause of death.
 
Officials said, "The new program ensures patients will have a team of specialists from emergency management services, emergency department and cath lab to floor nurses, board-certified and fellowship trained cardiac-pulmonary physicians and advance practice nurses providing rapid response, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment in an environment that is dedicated solely to cardiac care.  The same skilled providers from Erlanger Baroness Hospital STEMI program will now be available to residents in Bradley County, eastern Hamilton County and north Georgia."  
 
“Erlanger East Hospital is easily accessible and stands ready to appropriately treat and manage heart attacks without the patient having to travel far from home,” said John Golding, MD, FACC, medical director of the Erlanger Cath Lab.  “We are committed to patient care and meeting national standards for immediate and coordinated heart attack care by focusing on expertise, facilities and equipment; providing 24/7 non-surgical, heart attack interventions; coordinating with emergency services; offering a multidisciplinary team approach; and aim to achieve a door-to-intervention time of less than 62 minutes for better outcomes and shorter length of stay rather than the national average of less than 90 minutes.”
Dr. John Golding
Dr. John Golding

Cempa Community Care To Offer Free Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing In Chattanooga And East Ridge Aug. 4-5

Welcome Home Of Chattanooga Offers Online Sessions On Compassion For Homelessness

PODCAST: Clint Powell Interviews Judy Herman - Counselor, Speaker And Author


Cempa Community Care will offer free drive-thru COVID-19 Testing in Chattanooga and East Ridge this week. Chattanooga testing will be held at Redemption to the Nations Church, 1908 Bailey ... (click for more)

Welcome Home of Chattanooga has partnered with two organizations to present online sessions in August. Officials said, "We are grateful for the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, ... (click for more)

Clint Powell interviewed Judy Herman. An advocate for authentic humanity, Ms. Herman is a counselor, speaker and author of "Beyond Messy Relationships.” Supporting “people-helping professionals”, ... (click for more)



Living Well

Cempa Community Care To Offer Free Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing In Chattanooga And East Ridge Aug. 4-5

Cempa Community Care will offer free drive-thru COVID-19 Testing in Chattanooga and East Ridge this week. Chattanooga testing will be held at Redemption to the Nations Church, 1908 Bailey Ave. in Chattanooga on Tuesday from 3-6 p.m. East Ridge testing will be held at Brainerd Baptist Church – East Ridge Campus, 1203 Blocker Lane in Chattanooga, on Wednesday from 3-6 p.m. ... (click for more)

Welcome Home Of Chattanooga Offers Online Sessions On Compassion For Homelessness

Welcome Home of Chattanooga has partnered with two organizations to present online sessions in August. Officials said, "We are grateful for the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, they have planned a series for us on the very important topic of homelessness every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. We are also honored that Roy Remer from the Zen Caregiving Project will join us next ... (click for more)

Breaking News

President Trump Fires 2 TVA Board Members Over Outsourcing IT Jobs; Says TVA CEO Way Overpaid

President Donald Trump said Monday he was firing the chairman of the TVA board and a second board member for outsourcing TVA IT jobs overseas. Over 60 TVA's U.S. workers recently were laid off, including some in Chattanooga. James "Skip" Thompson of Decatur, Ala., is the current chairman. President Trump also said that TVA's Jeff Lyash is way overpaid, saying he gets around ... (click for more)

CBL Distributes New Shares, Offers New Collateral As Deadline Tightens With Creditors; Bankruptcy Discussed

Financially-ailing CBL Properties has issued new stock shares and listed new collateral as the time to deal with creditors tightens. Documents now discuss the possibility of the company filing for bankruptcy protection. CBL missed certain debt payments and also was unable to pay after a 30-day grace period. The Chattanooga-based mall firm has had several deadlines extended, ... (click for more)

Opinion

Mark Kimsey Was The Real Deal And Larger Than Life

Rest In Peace to one of the most honorable, intelligent and entertaining human beings I have ever met in my entire life. Mark Kimsey, you were an eloquent and extremely talented writer and the epitome of what an American Law Enforcement Officer should be - courageous, scholarly, empathetic, proficient and selfless. Words can not begin to express how much you are respected ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: This Morning’s Prayer

The story I am told reveals that sometime this Friday afternoon a long caravan of over-the road buses will arrive Chattanooga as a stop of some modern-day Freedom Riders, this in remembrance of those titanic human beings who walked with Dr. Martin Luther King in his most victorious moment to quell racism in the South. Sponsored by a group known as “Atlanta Uprising” and sanctioned ... (click for more)