Latest Erlanger Health System Stories

2008-07-31 15:01:02

MEDSEEK, the leading provider of enterprise portal connectivity solutions, announced today that its total number of new contracts signed in the first six months of 2008 rose 67 percent compared to the same period a year ago. The rising demand for online consumer information continues to boost adoption of MEDSEEK's solutions by the marketplace. During the six-month period ending June 30, 2008, MEDSEEK signed 15 new U.S. and Canadian hospital customers. The new clients that selected...

2008-07-31 09:01:25

By Emily Bregel, Chattanooga Times/Free Press, Tenn. Jul. 31--A "historic" partnership among the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Erlanger hospital and the UT College of Medicine in Chattanooga will give students easier access to expanded and coordinated health care services, hospital and university officials said Wednesday. The new program, called University Health Services, is "not a fragmented set of as-needed services, but a fully coordinated active team of folks focused...

2008-07-15 09:01:34

By Emily Bregel, Chattanooga Times/Free Press, Tenn. Jul. 15--A newly created Tennessee stroke database will help improve treatment for one of the state's leading killers, according to researchers and health advocates. The stroke registry, created by legislation signed into law in June, will include stroke treatment and outcome data from as many Tennessee hospitals as possible, with an eye to identifying and improving weaknesses in stroke care, said Dr. Patti Vanhook, chairwoman of the...

2008-07-10 00:00:28

By Emily Bregel, Chattanooga Times/Free Press, Tenn. Jul. 9--In the wake of a backlash from firefighters and community members, Erlanger hospital officials held a news conference today to clarify last week's closure of the hospital's six-bed burn unit. Officials sought to calm the fears of community members, emphasizing that the immediate care of burn patients in the area has not changed. "We're not getting out of the burn business," said plastic surgeon Woody Kennedy, who will oversee...

2008-06-06 12:00:57

By Emily Bregel, Chattanooga Times/Free Press, Tenn. Jun. 6--An emergency physician at Erlanger hospital received high praise Thursday from a national medical organization. The American College of Emergency Physicians named Dr. Francis Miller Fesmire a "Hero of Emergency Medicine," according to a news release from the hospital. The honor recognizes emergency physicians who have made significant contributions to emergency medicine, their communities and their patients, according to the...

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