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Erlanger hosts “First Responders” and “Strike Out Stroke” Nights at upcoming Lookouts games

Looie and LFJoin Erlanger Health System and the Lookouts baseball team for two exciting nights beginning at 7:15 p.m. at AT&T Field Friday, August 29 and Saturday, August 30.

On Friday, August 29, Erlanger will recognize emergency medical service personnel and other rescue and medical agencies for “First Responder Night” at the Lookouts, beginning at 7:15 p.m. In recognition of Erlanger’s partnership with the region’s first responders and 25 years as the region’s only Level 1 Trauma Center, Erlanger welcomes Lookout fans to take part in the special recognition during the game against the Tennessee Smokies. Weather and medical flights permitting, fans will experience a LIFE FORCE air medical landing never seen before at AT&T Field. They will also be able to meet some of our local heroes and receive special giveaways.

As the region’s only comprehensive stroke center, Erlanger was nationally recognized earlier this year by The Joint Commission for providing the highest level of care for patients with the most severe and challenging types of strokes and cerebrovascular disease. Come celebrate with Erlanger during “Strike Out Stroke Night” with the Lookouts on Saturday, August 30 against the Tennessee Smokies. Stroke survivors and medical specialists will be there to raise awareness and educate fans on the signs and symptoms of stroke.

Tickets for both nights can be purchased by going to www.lookouts.com or by calling 423-267-4849.

Ace Hardware stores host One-Day Bucket promotion for Children’s Hospital at Erlanger

AceEighteen regional Ace Hardware stores in Georgia and Tennessee will participate in one-day bucket promotion on Saturday, August 16 to raise money and support T.C. Thompson Children’s Hospital at Erlanger.

Customers who make a $5 donation at participating Ace Hardware stores on August 16 will receive a limited edition five-gallon bucket and 20% off* most everything that fits in the bucket. All donations will directly benefit children who receive medical care at Children’s Hospital at Erlanger, one of the 170 hospitals supported by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® (CMN Hospitals).

The bucket promotion is part of Ace Hardware’s Block Party Event, which takes place at participating Ace Hardware stores Friday, August 15 through Sunday, August 17.

“There could not be a better time to partner with Ace Hardware than now,” said Rebecca Brinkley, Children’s Hospital Foundation and CMN Hospitals coordinator. “As the summer days are coming to an end, people are beginning to focus on fall projects. We hope the residents in our communities will take advantage of this sale to not only purchase items for those projects, but to also lend a helpful hand in supporting the children who need medical treatment every day at the region’s only children’s hospital.”

Ace Hardware has been a proud partner of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since 1991. Thanks to the generosity of Ace customers, retailers, vendors and team members, together Ace has raised more than $59 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across the country.

“Ace is committed to being the Helpful Place in each community we serve, and part of that means giving back,” said Jimmy Alexander, president, Ace Hardware Foundation. “We’re proud to help make miracles happen for children in need and to provide support for the entire family.”

“Our friends at Ace Foundation have been a committed and valued partner in our vision to save the lives of as many children as possible,” said John Lauck, president and CEO of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “The funds raised through this bucket promotion will go directly to pay for life-saving medical treatment for sick and injured kids across the country.”

To find an Ace Hardware Store in your neighborhood, visit http://www.acehardware.com/findmyace and connect on Twitter using @AceHardware and #MiracleBucket. The following is a list of Ace Hardware Stores in Tennessee and Georgia participating in the $5 Bucket Promotion.

ACE HARDWARE OF DALLAS BAY 8531 HIXSON PIKE HIXSON TN
ACE HARDWARE OF BRAINERD 5906 LEE HWY CHATTANOOGA TN
ACE HARDWARE & BUILDING CENTER OLD HWY 76 EAST BLUE RIDGE GA
ACE HARDWARE OF DAYTON BLVD 1870 DAYTON BLVD CHATTANOOGA TN
ACE HARDWARE OF LAFAYETTE INC 512 S MAIN ST LA FAYETTE GA
ACE HARDWARE OF RINGGOLD 100 HELPFUL PL RINGGOLD GA
ACE HARDWARE 112 S 2ND AVE CHATSWORTH GA
ACE HARDWARE OF CLEVELAND 990 25TH ST NW CLEVELAND TN
ACE HARDWARE OF LOOKOUT 3712 CUMMINGS HWY CHATTANOOGA TN
ACE HARDWARE OF SOUTHSIDE 2700 BROAD ST CHATTANOOGA TN
ACE HARDWARE OF CHICKAMAUGA 36 GEN BUSHROD JOHNSON AV CHICKAMAUGA GA
MASSENGILL ACE HARDWARE 6056 HIGHWAY 411 BENTON TN
ACE HARDWARE OF OOLTEWAH 9231 LEE HWY OOLTEWAH TN
ACE HARDWARE OF EAST BRAINERD 8164 E BRAINERD RD CHATTANOOGA TN
FARLEY’S ACE HARDWARE & BUILDING 16414 RANKIN AVE DUNLAP TN
ACE HARDWARE OF WALDEN INC 2000 TAFT HWY SIGNAL MOUNTAIN TN
ACE HARDWARE OF CHATTANOOGA 4921 HIGHWAY 58 CHATTANOOGA TN
ACE HARDWARE OF EAST RIDGE 3502 RINGGOLD RD CHATTANOOGA TN

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles return to Children’s Hospital

After seven years since their last visit to T.C. Thompson Children’s Hospital, two of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles returned with some high kicks and high fives for the patients and staff at the hospital.

Betty Ulrey, manager of Carmike Cinemas, along with martial arts instructors from Tiger Rock and staff from Pizza Hut joined in on the fun as they presented Ninja Turtle goody bags and samples of the turtles’ favorite food.

A very special surprise was presented to 10-year-old Hannah Crisp, who is also a karate student and a huge fan of the ninja turtles. A quilt was crafted by the Carmike Cinema staff for the perfect fan.

Hannah Crisp is pictured with her aunt April McGill; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Leonardo and Donatello, and Ed Rose from Fort Oglethorpe Tiger Rock Martial Arts.

Hannah Crisp is pictured with her aunt April McGill; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Leonardo and Donatello, and Ed Rose from Fort Oglethorpe Tiger Rock Martial Arts.

Dr. Avery Mixon, Children’s Hospital oncology specialists could not resist getting a picture with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Leonardo and Donatello.

Dr. Avery Mixon, Children’s Hospital oncology specialists could not resist getting a picture with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Leonardo and Donatello.

Douglas Hoskins gets a high five from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Leonardo.

Douglas Hoskins gets a high five from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Leonardo.

Local Community Health Centers celebrate national week

Dodson Avenue Community Health Center, 1200 Dodson Avenue, 423-778-2800

Dodson Avenue Community Health Center, 1200 Dodson Avenue, 423-778-2800

Erlanger Health System affiliate, Dodson Avenue Community Health Center is hosting a special event on August 11, noon until 2 p.m., to commemorate National Health Centers Week.

To kickoff the week, Erlanger representatives, along with local elected officials, will present a proclamation and a special recognition to the health center’s oldest patient. They will also recognize Dr. James Wheeler for providing more than 30 years of dental care services to patients at the health center.

The week’s events also include Patient Appreciation Day on Thursday, August 14, 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., at both Southside and Dodson Avenue Community Health Centers. Free health information will be available to patients and refreshments provided by the staff.

This year’s theme, “Local Engines for Healthier Communities,” highlights almost 50 years of recorded history and growth of health centers in comprehensive, high-quality preventive and primary health care to patients, regardless of their ability to pay. According to National Health Centers, health centers serve as the medical and healthcare home for over 22 million people nationally. Nearly all patients are low income with 72% of health center patients having family incomes at or below poverty.

The Southside and Dodson Avenue Community Health Centers’ focus for over 45 years is to provide primary and preventive medical care for people of all ages, including prenatal and OB/GYN services. The centers also offer educational information on nutrition, exercise programs, diabetes, hypertension and how to stop smoking. These services are a part of the centers’ approach to providing high-quality clinical care regardless of the patients’ ability to pay and a reflection of their service to the community.

In 2008, Children’s Hospital at Erlanger opened a new Urgent Care Center staffed with pediatric physicians to provide non-emergent medical needs during afterhours to Erlanger’s smallest patients. In addition to treating the patients, the staff educates families about their primary care options. While the children may have medical coverage, it is their family members who may not. Through the work in enrolling the community and implementing the Affordable Care Act, the Children’s Hospital staff also provide information on adult health coverage options.

Through both the adult health centers and Children’s Urgent Care Center, the centers’ affiliation agreement with University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga has also enabled Erlanger to offer all patients access to a full range of physicians for specialized care. The partnership with the community and a hospital system such as Erlanger is a truly unique opportunity to serve residents not only in the city limits but also patients from the region and surrounding states.

Erlanger Health System wishes to thank all of the staff for their commitment to exceptional patient care.

For more information on the events or health services, contact the Southside Community Health Center, 100 East 37th Street, at 778-2700 or Dodson Avenue Community Health Center, 1200 Dodson Avenue, at 778-2800. Children’s Hospital Urgent Care is located on the lower level of Children’s Hospital on Blackford Street and is open seven days a week from 6 p.m. until midnight. For more information, on pediatric services, call 778-6011.

Forecast calls for Blizzard® Treats – Benefits Children’s Hospital

2014 Miracle Treat DayLocal Dairy Queen® restaurants celebrate 9th Annual Miracle Treat Day on August 14 to benefit Children’s Hospital at Erlanger

Seven local Dairy Queen® and DQ Grill & Chill® restaurants will celebrate the 9th Annual DQ® Miracle Treat Day on Thursday, August 14. Donations raised through current Miracle Balloon sales and Blizzard® Treat Day will support T.C. Thompson Children’s Hospital at Erlanger.

One dollar or more from every Blizzard® Treat sold at participating restaurants in Chattanooga, Tenn.; Hixson, Tenn.; Cleveland, Tenn.; Jasper, Tenn.; Blue Ridge, Ga.; and Dalton, Ga. on August 14 will be donated to Children’s Hospital at Erlanger, one of the 170 hospitals supported by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® (CMN Hospitals). Customers can also donate to the hospital by purchasing a Miracle Balloon at the register, now through August 14. Like all CMN Hospitals campaigns, donations raised will stay in the community to help local kids. CMN Hospitals raises funds to help save and improve the lives of kids treated at member hospitals across the U.S. and Canada.

“Everyone at Children’s Hospital is looking forward to Miracle Treat Day,” said Rebecca Brinkley, Children’s Hospital Foundation and CMN Hospitals coordinator. “It is the best way to cool off in the summer heat while also supporting the region’s only children’s hospital. We are thrilled to have the partnership with so many local Dairy Queen® restaurants. Their customers’ donations will go directly to Children’s Hospital to support the medical and family-centered environment that is needed to care for sick and injured children in our community.”

This year the Dairy Queen® system is celebrating 30 years of raising funds for CMN Hospitals with donations topping $100 million through fundraising efforts including Miracle Treat Day, the Miracle Balloon campaign and other local initiatives.

The featured Miracle Treat Day “Blizzard Treat of the Day” will be Oreo® which is still the most popular Blizzard Treat to date. The Blizzard of the Month for August in the U.S. is Chips Ahoy!®, recognizing the popular cookie’s 100th anniversary. This Blizzard Treat is made with Chips Ahoy! cookie pieces, chocolaty topping, and creamy vanilla soft serve. All other Blizzard flavors also are available on August 14.

For more information about Miracle Treat Day, visit MiracleTreatDay.com and connect on Twitter using #MiracleTreatDay.

Dairy Queen 4955 MAIN ST JASPER TN 37347-3659
DQ Grill and Chill 2118 GUNBARREL RD CHATTANOOGA TN 37421-2607
DQ Grill and Chill 5433 HWY 153 HIXSON TN 37343-3720
DQ at The Pantry 8540 HIXSON PIKE HIXSON TN 37343-1560
DQ Grill and Chill 275 PAUL HUFF PKWY CLEVELAND TN 37312-2966
DQ Grill and Chill 937 MARKET ST DALTON GA 30720-5049
DQ Grill and Chill 380 PROGRESS CIR BLUE RIDGE GA 30513-4429

Both Erlanger Foundations Win $5,000 in 150 Days of Giving Campaign

The Baroness Erlanger Foundation and the Children’s Hospital at Erlanger Foundation have won $5,000 each in the First Tennessee Foundation’s 150 Days of Giving online voting campaign.

To celebrate 150 years of service, First Tennessee Foundation pledged to give away $5,000 to eligible nonprofits every day for 150 days. Voting started on the bank’s 150th birthday, March 13, and will continue through August 21.

The daily winner of the contest is the nonprofit with the highest number of cumulative online votes as of midnight. Erlanger encouraged its employees, fans and friends to vote for the Erlanger Foundations every day at www.150daysofgiving.com.

“The votes of Erlanger employees and fans of Erlanger and Children’s Hospitals helped raise a total of $10,000 for our two Foundations,” said Julie Taylor, Erlanger Chief Development Officer and President of the Erlanger Health System Foundations.  “We are extremely grateful to First Tennessee Foundation for celebrating its birthday with us in such a generous way.”

Children’s Hospital at Erlanger Foundation was named the winner on June 28. Less than one week later, on July 3, the Baroness Erlanger Foundation was named as the daily winner of $5,000.

1968 Nursing Grads Hold 46th Reunion

1968 reunion photo

1968 graduates of the Baroness Erlanger School of Nursing recently met for the 46th anniversary of their graduation. The group enjoyed dinner at the Chattanoogan and a tour of Erlanger led by Chief Nursing Executive, Dr. Jan Keys. Graduates traveled from as far away as Florida and Louisiana to attend the reunion.

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