Emily Bregel

phone: 423-757-6467

Health care reporter Emily Bregel has worked at the Chattanooga Times Free Press since July 2006.

She previously covered banking and wrote for the Life section.

Emily, a native of Baltimore, Md., earned a bachelor’s degree in American Studies from Columbia University.

She received a first-place award for feature writing from the East Tennessee Society of Professional Journalists’ Golden Press Card Contest for a 2009 article about a boy with a congenital heart defect. She received the 2009 Kids Count award from the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth for coverage of issues that affect children.

Before moving to Chattanooga, Emily held internships at the Baltimore Sun and the Howard County Times, in Columbia, Md. She also was staff reporter and associate design editor at the Columbia Daily Spectator, the university’s independent newspaper.

Contact Emily at 423-757-6467

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A bill proposed in the Tennessee General Assembly would allow courts to order outpatient treatment for people with severe mental illness, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, who could be dangerous if not treated.

Trustees of the Hospital Authority that owns Hutcheson Medical Center heard a brief pitch from a for-profit hospital management firm that specializes in rural hospitals, at a special called meeting Friday night.

Five months into partnership negotiations between Hutcheson Medical Center and Erlanger Health System, trustees of the authority that owns Hutcheson plan to hear a proposal from a for-profit hospital management company tonight.

Trustees of the hospital authority that owns Hutcheson Medical Center have called a meeting for Friday to hear alternatives to partnering with Erlanger Health System, according to a document obtained by the Times Free Press.

Hamilton County ranked in the top-25 healthiest counties in Tennessee in a new national survey but also was listed among the five worst counties in the state for environmental factors such as air pollution.

Grundy County narrowly avoided the distinction of the least healthy of Tennessee’s 95 counties, coming in at No. 94 in a second-annual national listing of counties by health status within their state.

Dietitians with the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department on Tuesday tried to help shoppers better navigate the grocery store labyrinth with a workshop and tour of the Bi-Lo grocery store in Red Bank.

Deemed a hazard and a liability, the historic Engel Stadium in downtown Chattanooga has been boarded up and locked down by city officials, at least for the near future.

The sight of sheriff’s deputies taking handcuffs off apparent prisoners and leaving them on their own for care at Hutcheson Medical Center has unnerved emergency room personnel and prompted complaints.

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