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Erlanger Medical Center is the 10th largest public health system in the country and provides high-quality tertiary and quaternary service capabilities to more than 300,000 patients every year in Chattanooga, Tennessee and more than 63 surrounding counties in four states. Erlanger is leading the way – particularly in the specialties highlighted here – by treating patients with complex conditions, serving as a regional referral center and improving outcomes. Whether it's implementing the latest best practices, or discovering an innovative approach through a relentless pursuit of clinical excellence, Erlanger Medical Center is committed to continually reaching new heights in evidence-based medicine and sharing its knowledge with fellow specialists – Now and in the future. Erlanger is proud to be recognized by U.S. News and World Report as the best in the region – for the fourth consecutive year.

Rare Fellowship-Trained Non-Operative Pediatric Orthopedist Part of Innovative Care Model

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Children’s Hospital at Erlanger has added one of only ten fellowship-trained non-operative pediatric orthopedists nationwide to its staff in an effort to optimize patient care delivery. Merritt Adams, MD, completed a year-long fellowship at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in the emerging sub-specialty of non-operative pediatric orthopedics, treating both common orthopedic issues and rare genetic disorders, and brings her expertise to the Division of Orthopedics at Children’s Hospital at Erlanger Health System. Continue reading

Erlanger First in Tennessee to Earn “Baby-Friendly Hospital” Designation, Sees Significant Rise in Breastfeeding Rates

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The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative is a worldwide program that recognizes facilities for providing optimal care as it relates to successful initiation and continuance of breastfeeding and mother/baby bonding. Created by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF),this rigorous process takes years to complete, and focuses on staff education regarding the benefits of breastfeeding. Erlanger Health System’s Baroness campus was certified as a Baby-Friendly facility in November, 2014 – among just 5% of hospitals nationwide – and is currently the only hospital in Tennessee to have this designation. Continue reading

Compelling New Trial Data Reveals Strong Correlation Between Renal Dialysis and Atrial Fibrillation

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The primary cause of death in renal dialysis patients is cardiovascular events, with more than one-quarter of those resulting from various forms of heart arrhythmia.1 The Monitoring in Dialysis (MiD) study using the Medtronic Reveal XT™ Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM), Continue reading