• Erlanger palliative care
    Palliative care: An additional layer of support
    November 19, 2018
    Regain Health, Stay Well, Stories of Hope
    Recently, in response to the news surrounding the end-of-life care of former first lady Barbara Bush, there has been a renewed interest in palliative care and what exactly “comfort care” entails. Read on to learn more about this additional layer of support for people living with serious illness. What is...
  • ernest-before and after
    Bariatric surgery: A tool for achieving overall health
    June 15, 2018
    Men's Health, Stories of Hope, Weight Loss, Women's Health
    In 2003, my wife and I moved from Virginia to Georgia. My weight was already over 300 pounds. I was having a lot of problems with my knees, feet, and back. I had arthritis, high blood pressure, gout, and diabetes. By 2006, I was having so much trouble that...
  • It’s not a destination, it’s a journey
    March 23, 2018
    Men's Health, Regain Health, Stories of Hope, Women's Health
    I’ve struggled with my weight since I can remember and was always the chubby kid. As a teenager, I became very active in cheerleading and softball, but in order to do those things I had to be “skinny.” At the age of 13, I developed an eating disorder and...
  • Highlights from the Metabolic Symposium and the 3rd Annual Celebrating Metabolic Milestones Event
    December 12, 2017
    Men's Health, Stories of Hope, Weight Loss, Women's Health
    Healthcare professionals from the Chattanooga region recently had an opportunity to network with other professionals who have a passion for treating individuals with the disease of obesity and obesity-related health complications at the first annual Metabolic Symposium. The educational opportunity, planned in conjunction with the 3rd annual celebrating metabolic...
  • Bariatric surgery: A tool to help reach my goals
    December 12, 2017
    Men's Health, Stories of Hope, Weight Loss, Women's Health
    After years of struggling with weight loss, I chose to have the intragastric balloon placed. The intragastric balloon allowed me to achieve what seemed to be unachievable goals. As I approached my mid-late 30’s my weight continually crept up. I would change my eating and exercise habits, and would try...
  • Bariatric surgery: a tool for success
    October 9, 2017
    Men's Health, Stories of Hope, Weight Loss, Women's Health
    I reached the decision to have bariatric surgery after thinking about it and considering the options for a long time. In observing patients in hospitals, nursing homes and rehabilitation facilities as a close family member went through various major illnesses, I came to the conclusion that I did not...
  • nursing jobs
    Erlanger nursing: a path to success
    August 23, 2016
    Stories of Hope
    The most important part of any organization is its people. When an organization fosters an attitude of caring and compassion, it is reflected in each of its employees. That’s why Erlanger Health System believes in a culture that nurtures growth, ambitions, and produces top talent at every level. Kimble Bradley...
  • Erlanger Health System's ultimate nurses – 2016
    May 14, 2016
    Stories of Hope
    Nurses are the patient protectors, the promoters of quality care and well-being. In celebration of their contributions to our patients’ lives, Erlanger Health System is proud to honor these heroes of health during National Nurses Week. National Nurses Week is celebrated May 6–12 each year —with the final day falling...
  • The ultimate donation
    April 27, 2016
    Stories of Hope
    The month of April is designated as National Donate Life Month to raise awareness of the need for organ donation. How much do you know about organ donation? “Tissue and organ donation is an immensely important gift that saves thousands of lives every year,” said Asad Zaman, M.H.A., administrator with...
  • A day in Child Life
    March 31, 2016
    Child & Family Health, Stories of Hope
    When visiting Children’s Hospital at Erlanger, it doesn’t take long to recognize how invaluable Child Life Specialists are. They’re in every area of the hospital, donning their pink and black uniforms, and spreading joy at every opportunity. What is a Child Life Specialist? The field of “child life” began more than...
  • Bariatric surgery paved the way to Ironman
    February 22, 2016
    Fitness & Wellness, Fitness & Wellness, Stories of Hope, Weight Loss
    In 2008, Robert Starnes reached a turning point. The 45-year-old law enforcement officer didn’t like the fact that his body had grown to 425 pounds. He also didn’t like that he’d become inactive and was starting to experience the same health problems that had plagued his parents. Then, that same...
  • Help Tater Meet ‘The Rock’
    February 21, 2016
    Stories of Hope
    UPDATE : Yesterday, WTVC News channel 9 and local law enforcement officers gathered at Children’s Hospital at Erlanger for a very special presentation. Gabriel “Tater” Singleton was made an honorary deputy of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office. Tater says he has three wishes: Beat his Stage 4 Neuroblastoma cancer Meet...