Posted: Saturday - Feb. 26, 2011
Flu surges back in Chattanooga
After a brief reprieve over the snowy holidays, the flu season has picked up steam in Chattanooga.
Posted: Saturday - Feb. 26, 2011
Hutcheson gets offer from for-profit suitor
Even as they negotiate with Erlanger hospital, Hutcheson Medical Center leaders have received a partnership offer from a for-profit hospital system based in Franklin, Tenn.
Posted: Wednesday - Feb. 23, 2011
T.C. Thompson unveils CT scanner for children
Aiming to make CT scans safer and less scary for young patients, T.C. Thompson Children's Hospital unveiled a new 64-slice CT scanner Tuesday, the only dedicated pediatric scanner in the region, officials said.
Posted: Friday - Jan. 28, 2011
Hutcheson feels 'wolf at the door'
Despite Hutcheson Medical Center's deepening losses, the Fort Oglethorpe hospital's president and CEO has taken home a compensation package that's grown year after year.
Posted: Friday - Jan. 28, 2011
State's limited-benefit plan waived from health reform rules
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has received a waiver from certain provisions of the health care reform bill to maintain the state's limited-benefit CoverTN plan for the next few years, state officials said.
Posted: Tuesday - Jan. 25, 2011
Erlanger awards bonus payouts
Erlanger Health System executives took home bigger bonuses in December compared with the awards paid out the year before, despite recording lower profits.
Posted: Monday - Jan. 24, 2011
Pertussis cases on the rise
A nationwide surge in cases of pertussis, also known as whooping cough, has local doctors and pharmacists pressing for broader immunization against the highly contagious, potentially deadly bacterial infection.
Posted: Sunday - Jan. 16, 2011
Memorial revives expansion
Memorial Hospital will break ground this spring on a long-awaited expansion project estimated at $380 million, the largest investment in health care construction that Hamilton County has seen.
Posted: Friday - Jan. 7, 2011
Sequatchie County hopes to return emergency room
Sequatchie County leaders still are holding out hope of resurrecting emergency medical care for local residents following the September loss of the county's sole emergency room.
Posted: Tuesday - Dec. 7, 2010
Officials try to calm fears over Alton Park health clinic move
Leaders of the Southside and Dodson Avenue Community Health Centers assured Alton Park residents there are no immediate plans to close Ohls Avenue to make room for a new community health center.
Posted: Tuesday - Nov. 30, 2010
Scrutinizing scripts
TennCare officials declined to provide the names of the state's top prescribers for eight powerful drugs when responding earlier this year to a request from a U.S. senator wanting to crack down on unscrupulous prescribing.
Posted: Tuesday - Nov. 16, 2010
Erlanger panel OKs pay raises
Pay raises totaling $4 million are in the works for Erlanger Health System's 4,200 employees, following the Erlanger budget committee's approval of a resolution authorizing the updates.
Posted: Tuesday - Oct. 5, 2010
Uninsured drive up hospital costs
The number of uninsured hospital admissions in Hamilton County more than doubled between 2004 and 2008, leaving local hospitals with barely three in 10 patients who have private insurance to pay for their care, according to a new report on health in the Chattanooga region.
Posted: Sunday - Sept. 19, 2010
Erlanger protests profit ranking
Erlanger Health System’s financial status got some national attention this month when a major financial publication ranked the safety net provider as the 12th most profitable hospital in the country.
Posted: Thursday - Sept. 16, 2010
Health Briefs
Weight Watchers is offering a “Mommy and Me” meeting for parents of young children.

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