Erlanger has ended its 2013 fiscal year with a $7.9 million deficit -- a far cry from the original $10.8 million profit the hospital had budgeted for, but not as bleak as initial projections.
Counselors say it's generally not a good idea to dwell on "what if "questions after a person dies. It can become unhealthy.
A little over a week before uninsured people can start signing up online for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, Tennessee officials have signed off on rules tightening oversight of the counselors who will help them get coverage.
As Memorial Health Care System reaches the home stretch of a major expansion, the hospital is requesting a Chattanooga city board to issue $325 million in revenue bonds.
Erlanger Health System hopes that a $4.5 million investment in a new high-tech scanner could one day serve future cancer and neuroscience centers at the hospital.
In just a few weeks, hundreds of thousands of uninsured Tennesseans will be eligible to sign up for private insurance and tax subsidies to help pay for it.
A Tennessee lawmaker is crying foul over emergency rules being drafted by the state to bring more scrutiny to the guides helping people sign up for new insurance under Obamacare, saying the rules are a last-minute attempt to obstruct the health law in the state.
As President Barack Obama faced the nation to justify a potential targeted strike against Syria, he also reached out to Congress to delay a vote authorizing the use of U.S. military action in hopes of pursing diplomacy.
U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann says he would vote against the use of force against Syria should the U.S. House of Representative face a vote on such action.
Conservation efforts aren't just influenced by what Americans put into the water, but also what they take out of it.
It's well over 400 miles from Chattanooga to the Gulf of Mexico.
A key part of a $25 million lawsuit filed by Erlanger Health System's ex-interim CEO against the hospital raises questions about the circumstances surrounding the hospital's former chief legal officer's quiet exit this spring -- which included a severance package equal to nine months' salary.
When Collegedale became the first Tennessee city to grant health benefits to employees in same-sex marriages, commissioners and the town were flooded with both criticism and acclaim for its inclusive stance.
Hundreds of people with mental illness end up in local hospitals or jails simply because they don't have access to basic care. Hoping to reduce those numbers, a new outpatient mental health facility has opened in downtown Chattanooga to serve those within a seven-county radius.
Erlanger Health System is seeking to have a judge dismiss a $25 million lawsuit filed by the hospital's former interim CEO, saying that her allegations of political conspiracies, threats against her safety and hacking into her computer "are simply not true."
After months of evidence-gathering, a year of trial preparation and three days of testimony, Tasha Bates’ murder case hinged on one question, prosecutors said.
The mother of two little boys who died from heat stroke last year may face life in prison after a jury found her guilty of first-degree murder and aggravated child neglect.
Tasha Bates is guilty of first degree murder and aggravated child neglect in her young sons’ deaths last year in a searingly hot automobile, a Bradley County jury decided Thursday evening.
If there is one thing the attorneys in an ongoing Bradley County, Tenn., murder case agree on, it's that June 28, 2012, was a hot day.
A jury has been selected in the trial of a Bradley County mother accused of murder in the overheating death of her two young sons.
The mountain town of Highlands is technically located in a rainforest. But picture a rainforest that's the opposite of the sweltering Amazon basin.
Court is always different when it concerns little ones.
While Lincoln Park residents celebrate Mayor Andy Berke's promise to preserve the neighborhood's park space, Erlanger hospital trustees say they aren't ready to make any promises yet.
The most important thing that came out of the Erlanger board of trustees eight-minute meeting Thursday night was what was left unsaid.
Hutcheson Medical Center plans to part ways with Chattanooga-based Erlanger Health System.
In a hall full of scrubs and white coats, the two therapists stepping off the elevator are a study in diversity.
Erlanger Health System is putting two large physicians' office buildings — one downtown and another in Soddy-Daisy — on the market.
Erlanger Health System is putting two large physicians’ office buildings downtown and in Soddy-Daisy on the market.
The kids at school have started calling her Electra. Thunder Girl. Bolt. Lightning McQueen.
Two years ago, when Bobby Rice was battling flesh-eating bacteria and a 103-degree fever, he saw a vision of his mother standing before him.
As the headquarters for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, the town of Cherokee, N.C., has managed to keep 11,000 years of history alive.
If smokers had a map showing where they are allowed to light up in Chattanooga, the boundaries over the past five years would seem as shifting and unreliable as, well, smoke.
The "will they-won't they" suspense continues to build in the latest episode in the ongoing drama of Hutcheson Medical Center and Erlanger Health System's relationship.
When Joe Jansen blows out the candles on his 26th birthday cake this November, it may be a good moment to wish for a job with health benefits.
After announcing partnerships with Chattanooga's two largest hospitals, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has dropped key Parkridge Health System facilities from its "S" network. ONLINE Read the letter BlueCross BlueShield sent to its members regarding the decision to drop Parkridge hospitals and Chattanooga Surgery Center from its S work.
The clock is ticking down on the next round of major health care changes.
Tennessee has received yet another poor health diagnosis.
But the governor, speaking at BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Headquarters in Chattanooga, says he has still not reached an agreement with the federal government about one of the most important health care dilemmas facing the state: whether to expand Medicaid under his proposed” Tennessee Plan.”
Starting today, Collegedale is the first city in Tennessee that will offer benefits to same-sex spouses of its government employees.
Collegedale City Council members voted 4-1 to OK extending health benefits to same-sex couples.
Collegedale City Commissioner Katie Lamb expected plenty of pushback when she announced that she supports extending family benefits to city employees in same-sex marriages.
Two Sweetwater, Tenn., brothers fighting an unthinkably rare, life-threatening genetic disease will have the chance to be treated by doctors at the leading research hospital for such disorders.
The president came. The president went. It was just a three-hour visit, but it shut down an interstate, closed a million-square-foot factory, incited protesters and aroused the blue voices in a red state.
Alabama and Tennessee are getting 73 cents per person to help residents understand the Affordable Care Act and decide if they want coverage through a health insurance exchange. Georgia is receiving even less.
Next year will be full of uncertainty for Erlanger Health System as it adjusts to changes with the new health care law and seeks to change its governance structure.
Humans may win battles against bacterial infections.
For the first time in three years, the budget passed by Erlanger Health System’s board of trustees includes raises for employees.
Before Travis Stork was discussing medical issues with celebrities like Harrison Ford and Sally Field on the Emmy-winning talk show “The Doctors,” he was treating patients a couple of hours up the road in Nashville.
The former interim CEO of Erlanger Health System has filed a $25 million lawsuit claiming that she was forced out amidst elaborate political conspiracies that involved threats against her safety, hacking her computer and racial remarks.
The former interim CEO of Erlanger Health System has filed a $25 million lawsuit against the hospital, claiming that she was ousted amidst elaborate political conspiracies that involved threats against her safety, hacking her computer, and racial remarks.