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Fast Facts

Updated: February 2014

Fast Facts about the Erlanger Health System

  • Erlanger has five Tennessee-based medical campuses -- Erlanger East, Erlanger North, Erlanger Bledsoe, and the downtown campus, Erlanger Baroness, which also includes the campus of T.C. Thompson Children’s Hospital. Erlanger is licensed for 813 acute-care beds serving patients from 50 counties within a 150-mile radius.
  • In fiscal year 2012-2013, Erlanger had 28,987 inpatient admissions, 266,648 outpatient visits and treated over 24,836 surgical patients.
  • Emergency Care is available 24/7 at the Erlanger Baroness, North, Bledsoe, Hutcheson campuses and T.C. Thompson Children’s Hospital. NOW OPEN Erlanger East Emergency Care, available 24/7 to serve the East Hamilton community.
  • Erlanger is a Level I Trauma Center for adults, providing the highest level of trauma care. Trauma surgeons are available at all times.
  • Critical care units include Shock-Trauma ICU, Medical ICU, Cardiac Surgery ICU, Cardiac ICU, Surgical ICU, Medical/Surgical ICU and the region’s only Neuro/Ortho ICU; as well as the PICU and Neo-Natal ICU at Children’s Hospital.
  • Surgical Services, inpatient and outpatient, are offered at the Erlanger Baroness and East campuses and Children’s Hospital.
  • Erlanger partners with the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga to train “Tomorrow’s Doctors” to provide needed medical manpower.  More than 170 residents and fellows participate in nine residency programs and four fellowship programs at the Chattanooga Campus based at Erlanger through a major academic affiliation agreement.
  • LIFE FORCE air ambulance, stationed in Chattanooga and Sparta, TN and Calhoun and Blue Ridge, GA, is equipped with two EC-135 aircraft, capable of single pilot IFR, and two Bell 407 and transported 1,984 patients in fiscal year 2011-2012. LIFE FORCE also operates a regional EMS communications center.
  • Children’s Hospital at Erlanger is a Comprehensive Regional Pediatric Center (CRPC), the highest designation in the state for pediatrics, featuring a full complement of pediatric subspecialists, as well as a pediatric ER, ICU and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, providing the highest level of care in the region to premature and sick infants.
  • In fiscal year 2012-2013, 3,349 children were admitted to Children’s Hospital and more than 43,101 were treated in the Emergency Department, outpatient surgery and outpatient clinics.
  • The Erlanger Baroness Campus offers a Tertiary Level III Care Center for high-risk obstetrics as well as L/D services for low-risk patients. Erlanger East Campus offers single room maternity care for vaginal deliveries, surgical facilities for C-sections and a Level IIA special care nursery.
  • The Erlanger North Campus is the site of Erlanger’s Sleep Disorders Center, accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, as well as the Senior’s Program, an inpatient unit addressing complex mental and physical problems associated with aging.
  • UT Erlanger Physicians Group, a partnership between Erlanger and UT College of Medicine Chattanooga and comprised of over 100 physicians and 25 practices, offers care in specialties ranging from family medicine to fellowship trained cardiologist.
  • Erlanger Cancer Center offers an extensive clinical research program and the most advanced technology in radiation therapy, as well as a Resource Center, community outreach programs and support groups for cancer patients.
  • Erlanger has the region’s only kidney transplant program and offers the less invasive laparoscopic kidney removal.
  • 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, 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.
  • Erlanger’s occupational medicine program, WorkForce Corporate Health, is the region’s most comprehensive service for area employers.
  • Erlanger is the home of the Chattanooga Association for Pastoral Care, a clinical training program for area ministers and laypersons.
  • Erlanger offers the region’s largest hospitalist program with General Internists delivering 24/7 hour full-time inpatient care for patients.
  • Erlanger Southeast Regional Stroke Center is Southeast Tennessee’s first and only accredited primary stroke center. Erlanger earned the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers, recognizing that the program follows national standards.


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975 East Third Street
Chattanooga, TN 37403

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