published Friday, March 2nd, 2012, updated March 2nd, 2012 at 3:24 p.m.

Chattanooga: Erlanger begins seeing storm victims

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Erlanger Health System officials said the hospital’s command center is open to coordinate treatment of patients injured in this morning’s storms.

“We don’t have a count but we are getting several adult patients,” spokeswoman Susan Sawyer said.

Erlanger’s LifeForce helicopters have been dispatched to bring patients in, she said.

The hospital has activated its protocol for disaster response to ensure adequate staff is in place, she added.

“We are ready. We monitor weather conditions. All antennas are up,” Sawyer said.

about Joan Garrett McClane...

Joan Garrett McClane has been a staff writer for the Times Free Press since August 2007. Before becoming a general assignment writer for the paper, she wrote about business, higher education and the court systems. She grew up the oldest of five sisters near Birmingham, Ala., and graduated with a master's and bachelor's degrees in journalism from the University of Alabama. Before landing her first full-time job as a reporter at the Times Free Press, ...

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