published Monday, January 24th, 2011

Chattanooga: Erlanger CEO soon to be discharged from hospital

by Emily Bregel

After taking a fall from a ladder, Erlanger Health System President and CEO Jim Brexler is recovering from a badly broken left arm and shoulder, according to a statement from spokeswoman Pat Charles.

Brexler is expected to be discharged today after a week in the hospital, according to the statement.

Brexler fell while painting a nursery for his expected twins at his and his wife Kelly’s Signal Mountain home. He will return to work after making a full recovery, according to the statement.

Kelly Brexler is expected to delivery twins in late March or April.

In an e-mailed statement, Brexler said, “Even though I’ve been a model patient, our insurance department has been anxious to see me discharged, and my wife is equally enthusiastic about me not taking on any more painting chores.”

For complete details see tomorrow’s Chattanooga Times Free Press.

about Emily Bregel...

Health care reporter Emily Bregel has worked at the Chattanooga Times Free Press since July 2006. She previously covered banking and wrote for the Life section. Emily, a native of Baltimore, Md., earned a bachelor’s degree in American Studies from Columbia University. She received a first-place award for feature writing from the East Tennessee Society of Professional Journalists’ Golden Press Card Contest for a 2009 article about a boy with a congenital heart defect. She ...

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captain777 said...

I expect the total charges for hospital and physician to approximate $55,000 - $65,000 with the insurer paying about $21,000 - $24,000. There may be a little padding of the charges to improve insurance reimbursement because of the illogical deep discounts that were negotiated between the providers and insurer. Co-pays probably will be taken care by courtesy discount.

Regardless, I hope recovery is uneventful and quick.

January 24, 2011 at 6 p.m.
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