From the area’s first open heart surgery to the region’s first kidney
transplant, Erlanger is where medical firsts happen…first. This legacy of
innovation continues with breakthroughs like the Merci® retriever, a
revolutionary stroke treatment procedure in which physicians literally grasp and
remove blood clots from the brain without surgery—returning many patients to
their normal activities within days.
- Erlanger was the first Chest Pain Center in Tennessee
, Georgia, or Alabama , sixth in the U.S. accredited by the Society of Chest
Pain Centers and Providers and 16th in the U.S. to earn the highest level
Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI.
- Erlanger operates the Chattanooga LifeStyle Center,
the area’s first recognized center for preventive medicine, with rehab,
fitness, and educational programs.
- The region’s first Wound Care Center , featuring Level 1 accredited
hyperbaric treatment, is based at the Erlanger Baroness campus.
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