Erlanger Health System

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The Erlanger Health System (often referred to as Erlanger Hospital or simply Erlanger) /ərlinər/, is a multi-hospital system with five campuses based in Chattanooga, TennesseeErlanger Baroness Campus, Children's Hospital at Erlanger, Erlanger East Campus, Erlanger North Campus, and Erlanger Bledsoe Campus. The Children's Hospital at Erlanger houses a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, with a Pediatric Trauma Team, Emergency Department, and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. The system also runs two community health centers: Southside Community Health Center and Dodson Avenue Community Health Center.

Accreditations, awards, and recognition[edit]

In August 2011, 2012, and 2013 U.S. News & World Report ranked Erlanger Health System the number one hospital in Chattanooga.[1] Each year, the magazine ranks 5,000 hospitals based on publicly reported data (volume. mortality rates, staffing levels, safety statistics, patient satisfaction) as well as surveys from 10,000 physicians. The resulting analysis is turned into rankings by specialty, region, and metropolitan area.

In 2008, Erlanger was recognized by Thomson Reuters as one of the nation's Top 100 teaching hospitals for cardiovascular care.[2]

The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations has fully accredited Erlanger Bledsoe Hospital as a critical access hospital and the Erlanger Southeast Regional Stroke Center as a primary stroke center.[3]

In 2008, Erlanger East Campus and Children's Hospital at Erlanger were awarded top honors for outstanding patient satisfaction by Professional Research Consultants (PRC).[4]


  1. ^ U.S. News & World Report, August 2011 issue, "", 2011-08-30
  2. ^ "Top 100 Hospitals 2008". Thomson Reuters. 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-05-24. Retrieved 2008-11-18. 
  3. ^ "Accreditation". Joint Commission. 2008. 
  4. ^ "Patient Satisfaction". Professional Research Consultants. 2008.