The diagnosis for Hamilton County's health is one of chronic imbalance. Touted as one of the top outdoor sporting destinations, with health care as the number two employer, the county still is plagued with obesity, disease and deep disparities in health care access.
The sight may have been alarming for a child: Hundreds of dolls loaded onto gurneys and wheeled into the emergency room.
Erlanger Health System found better financial footing in April than it did in months prior, but the hospital still fell short of its budget — reporting a $249,000 loss at its monthly budget and finance committee meeting Monday.
It was a kidney stone smaller than a nickel that showed Jennifer Clark how giant the disparities are in the health care industry.
David Simonds thought a few splashes of water on his face would help him snap out of it.
Doctors told her to take her time, to weigh the significance of her decision. Her body would never be the same.
Roy Herron is tired of seeing Tennessee politics as the go-to joke for late-night TV hosts.
The "morning-after pill" may be only 1.5 mg, but for both sides of the debate surrounding it, the tablet carries a lot of weight.
As the clock's hands ticked toward noon on March 15, about 150 University of Tennessee College of Medicine fourth-year students nervously gripped envelopes that spelled out their futures for the next several years.
Four-year-old Grady Haddock is just learning how to ride a bike.
Bobby Rice had a choice to make: Lose his foot. Or take a risk and maybe lose his foot anyway.
Tornado debris can't talk.
In a corner of Patty Bullion's garage in Athens, Ala., is a shelf full of orphaned heirlooms.
Tennessee's biggest health insurer and Chattanooga's biggest hospital are joining in a five-year network agreement officials hope will lead to better and less costly health care, especially for many of the 25,000 Chattanooga-area residents expected to join one of the new health exchanges coming on the market next year.
A big, red, seven-digit number isn't the best welcome for a new CEO. But it's the greeting Erlanger's new top executive received at his first finance meeting Monday night.
Erlanger hospital lost almost $5 million in March, Chief Financial Officer Britt Tabor told the hospital’s Budget and Finance Committee on Monday evening.
Photos of Charlesetta Woodard-Thompson, Erlanger hospital's two-time interim CEO, are no longer on the hospital's leadership Web page. Her portrait is no longer in the hospital's main hallway.
After its fifth round in the Tennessee General Assembly, a bill to make cockfighting a felony in Tennessee once again is lying limp in the ring.
Around 1859, the Japanese artist Utagawa Kunisada made a graceful woodcut print of a woman kneeling in a flowing blue kimono, head bent over a scroll of parchment.
As patients struggle to wade through murky changes of health care reform, many physicians are right there with them.
Erlanger's new CEO sees opportunity where others see stalemate in a bill to change the hospital's governance structure.
If Hamilton County commissioners won't address the county's sick, then why should the state Legislature worry about the county's dead?
Compounding pharmacies long have been able to fill the gap between mass-produced drugs and highly personal medical needs.
Starting Monday, Tennessee doctors prescribing painkillers like hydrocodone, oxycodone and other controlled substances will be required to check their patients' prescription history in an online database before signing the prescription slip.
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee leaders said Tuesday that while they continue to urge Republican Gov. Bill Haslam to expand TennCare, they think the governor's decision — expected this week — could go either way.
When they sat down Monday night, members of Erlanger's Budget and Finance Committee had already braced themselves for the unpleasant PowerPoint presentation full of descending graph lines.
After climbing back into the black last month, Erlanger Health System fell back in the red in February, posting a $2 million loss in its February financial statements.
For the second time, a bill that could bring pain management clinics — and suspected "pill mills" — under state regulation is awaiting action in Georgia's Senate.
Erlanger's chief legal officer has resigned after five years with the hospital.
Erlanger hospital’s chief legal officer has resigned after five years with the hospital.
Before the big red ribbon was tied across the entrance of the new emergency center at Erlanger East and officials lined up to cut it Monday morning, patients had already checked in for treatment at the new facility on Gunbarrel Road.
Even before the ceremonial ribbon cutting, Erlanger East started treating patients in its new emergency center this morning.
As he thumbed through records at the kitchen table of his Ooltewah home Thursday, David Machoka said he had never had any safety violations on his state inspections at Moraa's Assisted Living Home for Seniors.
Question: Whatever happened to the New Year's Eve Possum Drop in Brasstown, N.C., after the practice of lowering a live opossum at midnight was banned by a judge?
The first warning signs were the grimy dentures and the tangled hair.
New Erlanger President and CEO Kevin Spiegel's official start date is not until April 1, but don't be surprised if he's spotted walking the halls of the hospital Monday.
Erlanger's new CEO will make a $680,000 salary and receive a $50,000 sign on bonus, according to the contract unanimously approved Thursday night by the hospital's board of trustees.
Erlanger’s new CEO Kevin Spiegel will make a $680,000 salary and receive a $50,000 sign on bonus, according to the contract approved by the hospital’s Board of Trustees tonight.
As Tennessee hospitals continue pressuring Gov. Bill Haslam to expand the state's Medicaid program, TennCare, Chattanooga-area health care providers are weighing the impact the governor's decision could have on their operations.
A new survey of insured Tennesseans shows a majority want the state to accept federal dollars to expand TennCare coverage.
A new survey of insured Tennesseans shows the majority of those polled want the state to accept federal dollars to expand TennCare coverage to more residents.
Erlanger Health System ended January on solid financial footing, posting over a half-million dollars in profits for the month.
Erlanger Health System ended January on solid financial footing, posting over a half million dollars in profits for the month.
Erlanger trustees believe they will pay their newly named CEO more than the half-million dollar salary paid to his predecessor, as hospital executives' pay continues to rise across the country.
A community activist and former Erlanger employee called on Hamilton County commissioners to work against what he called "a catastrophe in the making," referencing recent actions by the hospital's board and proposed legislation to reform it.
Erlanger Health Systems has sued the Knoxville-based company hired to manage its Dodson Avenue and Southside community health centers, after the hospital claimed the company breached its contract, then opened a competing clin
Erlanger Health Systems has sued the Knoxville-based company hired to manage its Dodson Avenue and Southside community health centers, after the hospital claimed the company breached its contract, then opened a competing clinic in Chattanooga this month.
Erlanger hospital's board of trustees voted Monday night to name Kevin Spiegel as the hospital's new CEO, finishing a nearly yearlong search in 16 minutes, with no public discussion about the candidates.
On the eve of a vote that could set Erlanger Health System's new CEO in place, a group of senior physicians with the hospital is strongly urging the board of trustees to hold off.
The bill reworking Erlanger hospital's governance structure guarantees only a third of what the hospital received in local public funding two years ago.