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In news today…

CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga has received the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Gold Plus Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke quality achievement award, and CHI Memorial Hospital Hixson has received the AHA’s Silver Plus Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke quality achievement award.  These awards show CHI Memorial’s  commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines, ultimately leading to more lives saved and reduced disability.

Stroke is the number five cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the U.S.  A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts.  When that happens, part of the brain cannot get the blood and oxygen it needs, so brain cells die.  Early stroke detection and treatment are key to improving survival, minimizing disability, and accelerating recovery times

Get With The Guidelines puts the expertise of the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association to work for hospitals nationwide, helping ensure patient care is aligned with the latest research- and evidence-based guidelines.  Get With The Guidelines – Stroke is an in-hospital program for improving stroke care by promoting consistent adherence to these guidelines, which can minimize the long-term effects of a stroke and even prevent death.

Each year, program participants qualify for the award by demonstrating how their organization has committed to providing quality care for stroke patients. In addition to following treatment guidelines, Get With The Guidelines participants also educate patients to help them manage their health and recovery at home.

Also in news today…

The Bradley County Commission met on Monday covering several items of business. During the meeting Commissioner Slater congratulated the Bradley Central High School audio visual team, who won first place in state competition for Broadcast News at the 2022 Skills USA. This is the sixth consecutive win for the group. Ricky Humphries was appointed as Second District Constable and was sworn in. He will fill in until September. Several budget appeals were presented, and then subsequently either withdrawn or failed to pass. Ultimately, a motion to approve the final amendments for the budget passed. 

From the Chattanoogan…

Erlanger Health System is planning a new urology center at the Oasis Park business center in Hixson.

The location is behind La Quinta Inn near where Dupont Parkway reaches Highway 153.

Ryan Fiser, development official, said the land will be purchased from Fidelity Trust for $1,950,000.

It will include a 1.6-acre section where the new facility will be built as well as additional parking area that brings the total to 4.29 acres.

Mr. Fiser said the infrastructure is already in place for the new facility.

He also noted that Erlanger already has a family practice at that location, and he said it has done well.

Erlanger had looked at four different sites and had also discussed the possibility of leasing, but found that was too expensive.