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.
A Hamilton County commissioner wants to see a "short list" of potential new Erlanger trustees before approving legislation reforming the hospital's governing board.
Erlanger Health System appears to be on track to have a new CEO chosen by this time next week.
East Ridge residents applauded when Tim Gobble was voted in as East Ridge's city manager.
The blue nameplates for East Ridge City Council were set up thirty minutes before the night's agenda session started.
More than 2,900 Warren County, Tenn., students missed school Thursday while local law enforcement agencies swept into every campus in the county after a threat of violence against the school system was posted on Facebook.
After a week of speculation that East Ridge City Manager Tim Gobble would be fired or would resign tonight, Gobble is not attending the council’s agenda session tonight.
The first line under the "New Business" section of East Ridge's City Council agenda for tonight is terse, but loaded.
State legislators and the Hamilton County mayor's office appear to be in agreement on changes they want to a bill restructuring Erlanger hospital's governing structure.
Erlanger hospital came off a lockdown at about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday after they received a call that there was a man with a gun who ran through the Emergency Room, according to Chattanooga police.
As Hamilton County officials tallied up the number of properties on its annual property sale this year, it was like watching the recession play out on a four-year delay.
Hamilton County commissioners unanimously voted Thursday to spend $45,000 to settle a wrongful termination lawsuit filed against the county and County Trustee Bill Hullander.
The daughters of a man shot while trying to trade pills for crack cocaine are happy that his killer will face a decade or more in prison for the crime.
Starting today, Hamilton County Engineer Todd Leamon adds a hefty role to his duties.
Hamilton County commissioners unanimously voted this morning to spend $45,000 to settle a wrongful termination filed against County Trustee Bill Hullander.
When Dan Wade was first offered the position of Hamilton County's Public Works administrator over 27 years ago, he protested.
While state House Majority Leader Rep. Gerald McCormick still wants a complete overhaul of Erlanger's board of trustees, he appears more willing to ensure local physicians have one or several votes on the board.
A grand jury has chosen not to indict a grandfather in the accidental shooting death of his 2-year-old grandson.
The commute from her downtown high school to her home in East Brainerd should take Kelsi Hoffman about 20 minutes.
Halfway through Erlanger Health System's fiscal year, the hospital has posted $2.5 million in losses — a significant improvement from Erlanger's grim financial status at this time last year, at which point the hospital had lost $10.3 million.
Halfway through Erlanger Health System’s fiscal year, the hospital has posted $2.5 million in losses — a significant improvement from last year’s grim mid-year financial report, at which point the hospital had lost $10.3 million.
Bill Tittle was there at midnight on New Year's Eve 13 years ago, sitting in Hamilton County's emergency command center as the world expected mass blackouts once computer clocks rolled into the new millennium.
Thousands of bullets pumped into the banks of a 33-acre parcel of land on Moccasin Bend are complicating the property's long-planned transfer from Chattanooga and Hamilton County to the national park system.
The Hamilton County Commission today unanimously approved funds for a firing range.
Beginning this spring, Tennesseans who apply for or renew driver's licenses also are going to have their identities checked.
Hamilton County commissioners will decide next week whether to fund a gun range for area law enforcement officers once more detailed figures on monthly costs and construction are provided.
Officials with the Chattanooga Police Department and Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office outlined plans today for a $4 million indoor firing range at the old farmers market off 11th Street.
After several weeks of confusion and miscommunication among Chattanooga City Council and county election officials, an attempt to increase the number of early voting sites in the county has died for lack of support.
Former Chattanooga City Councilman Yusuf Hakeem’s name will remain on the ballot for City Council elections this March, despite a challenge today from an attorney who challenged Hakeem’s eligibility.
Two-year-old Brennan Nowell is locked in his loved ones' minds as the "smiling, blue-eyed angel that absorbed life and loved all around him."
Hamilton County magistrates' pay and benefits once again came under the County Commission's microscope this week as commissioners questioned what benefits are appropriate for the position.
Hamilton County is the latest local government agency to pull Chattanooga-made Passats into its car fleet.
Despite being embroiled in a lawsuit for holding prayers in Jesus' name before Hamilton County Commission meetings, County Attorney Rheubin Taylor personally offered the invocation before Wednesday's County Commission meeting, closing in Jesus' name.
A meeting that was expected to be brief turned into a lengthy dispute among Hamilton County commissioners as they debated whether to spend $8,000 on renovations for a courtroom.
One year ago, a dozen tents were clustered on the front lawn of the Hamilton County Courthouse.
BRASSTOWN, N.C. — Two troubling questions loom over the American people on the verge of the New Year, says Clay Logan.
As Tennessee's state Legislature pursues better ways to enforce vehicle insurance laws, Hamilton County's clerk is pushing for the state to adopt a database that would keep tabs on drivers' insurance coverage.
From arming more officers to remodeling part of a courtroom, Hamilton County leaders are eyeing ways to tighten security at the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Courts Building.
When Linda Bates unpacked her Christmas decorations this year, she paused as she unfolded the stockings for her two little grandsons, River and Leland.