Upcoming Erlanger Classes, Events And Support Groups

Friday, September 21, 2018

Erlanger Health System offers free, weekly smoking cessation classes
Weekly on Tuesday through Thursday, Erlanger Health System offers smoking cessation classes for free at multiple locations. The classes begin at 4:30 p.m. and usually last an hour. Erlanger East, North and Baroness Hospitals offer the weekly courses. For more information or to enroll in a class, please call 778-7745 or 778-3009. 

Support Group meeting for Metabolic and Bariatric patients
Erlanger Health System’s Metabolic and Bariatric Center is offering a support group meeting on Monday. The meeting, ran by Elizabeth O’Brien will focus on the theme “Getting ready for a new season, mind and body.” The support group will meet at Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation in the Outpatient Conference room from 5:30-6:30 p.m. For more information call 778-2906. 

Erlanger East offers free Living Well Yoga classes
Erlanger Health System’s Living Well classes are now offering Yoga at Erlanger East Hospital. Come roll out a mat with Certified Health Coach, Christine Smith, and get your weekly dose of yoga. The free classes are offered on Wednesdays at 5 PM in the Patient Tower Lobby, Entrance A. For more information please visit www.erlanger.org/livingwell.

Erlanger’s Monogrammed Maternity Class offers Moms-to-be personalized birth plans
Erlanger Health System’s Monogrammed Maternity class provides a personalized approach to childbirth education tailored to a couple’s unique needs. This one-on-one session with a Prenatal Educator enables couples to privately discuss their personalized birth plans, begin the admission process, visit with a lactation consultant, and ask questions that make the birth experience less stressful. Sessions are forty dollars and can be scheduled as early as 34 weeks gestation. For more information please call 778-5465 or visit www.erlanger.org/classes.

Erlanger Women’s Services offers Breastfeeding Support Group
Erlanger Women’s Services department hosts monthly breastfeeding support groups at Erlanger Baroness and Erlanger East Hospitals. Attendees will meet with other breastfeeding and pregnant mothers to discuss struggles, techniques and provide support to one another during what can be a difficult time for a new mom. Topics, facilitated by a certified lactation consultant, include how to get off to a good start in the hospital, handling common challenges, incorporating dad and tips for success at home. This class is open to women no matter where they choose to deliver. The next classes are scheduled for Oct. 2, 9 and 16. For more information, please visit www.erlanger.org/classes

Erlanger Kidney Transplant Clinic at the Chattanooga Market
On Sunday Erlanger Kidney Transplant Clinic representatives will be at the Chattanooga Market. Multiple staff members and physicians will be on hand to meet and greet shoppers. There will be information available at the booth highlighting the services offered by fellowship-trained, board certified physicians as well as organ donor information.

If you would like more information about Erlanger’s Transplant Services or how to become an organ donor, please visit www.erlanger.org/transplant.


Saturday Sports Injury Walk-In Clinic at Erlanger

Erlanger Sports and Health Institute announces Saturday Sports Injury Walk-In Clinic hours new through November 7. The clinic is open every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and is located at 1100 East 3rd Street, Suite G-102. You do not have to be an established patient to utilize the walk-in services. For more information, please call 778-3390 or visit www.erlanger.org/sportsmed.


CHI Memorial Mammography Health Coach To Visit Hamilton County

CHI Memorial’s mobile health coach will provide mammography screenings at Radiant Beauty Salon, 603 MLK Blvd. in Chattanooga, on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; at New United Missionary Baptist Church, 2629 Tunnel Blvd. in Chattanooga, on Wednesday, Oct. 24 from 4-7 p.m.; at CHI Memorial Community Health, 3905 Hixson Pike in Hixson, on Friday, Oct. 26 from 9 a.m.-noon; and ... (click for more)

Morning Pointe Residents Show Off Their Team Pride For Football Season

Football season is in full swing, and no one is more passionate about the sport than the residents of Morning Pointe of Hixson. Although they might disagree over which team is number one, everyone at the senior living community celebrates their love of football together.   “Here at Morning Pointe of Hixson, football season is a big deal! All week long, residents and associates ... (click for more)

Motorcyclist Brennan Wilson, 26, Killed In Accident On Highway 153 Sunday Evening

Brennan Wilson, 26, was killed in an accident on Sunday on Highway 153. The Chattanooga Police Department's Traffic Unit responded at approximately 7:56 p.m. to a fatality crash at 5200 Highway 153. A Ford Fiesta, driven by Rachael Daniels, 19, was facing southbound in the left turn lane waiting for northbound traffic to clear the intersection. She stated to police she waited ... (click for more)

Woman Who Stole Almost $2 Million From Lookout Mountain Art Dealer To Plead Guilty To Federal Bank Fraud

A bookkeeper for Lookout Mountain art dealer Frank Fowler who stole almost $2 million from him is now facing federal bank fraud charges. Authorities said Francine Labbe has agreed to plead guilty in the case. Prosecutor said Ms. Labbe embezzled $1,954,083. With interest, the amount owed to Mr. Fowler was over $2 million. Mr. Fowler was able to get the return of a number ... (click for more)

Walker County Needs A Board Of Commissioners

On Nov. 6, voters in Walker County, Ga. will vote on a referendum to determine if the county will move to a five person board of commissioners or stay with a sole commissioner form of government. The referendum is the result of several years of debate and discussion within the county. In 2012,  Dr. Paul Shaw, in his attempt to unseat then-Sole Commissioner Bebe Heiskell, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Coach Who Said ‘No’

I couldn’t tell you the first time I met John Gagliardi … 30 years ago? 40? … and I never saw him nearly enough. He was a Division III football coach at some monastery of a place in Minnesota and that’s a long way from the Southeastern Conference. Our orbits rarely overlapped but somewhere down the line we were at the same table for dinner. Once that happened, it seemed like the ... (click for more)