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Erlanger Medical Center

The Erlanger Medical Center complex houses three main inpatient components: Baroness Erlanger Hospital (adult patients), T. C. Thompson Children’s Hospital (pediatric patients), and Willie D. Miller Eye Center (ophthalmology patients). More than 800 beds are available throughout the complex and support the current resident staff of 137 and a medical staff of over 600 physicians.

Baroness Erlanger Hospital offers seven specialized critical care units:
  • Trauma
  • Surgical Intensive Care
  • Coronary Care
  • Neuromedical/Neurosurgical Intensive Care
  • Burn
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Intensive Care
The three inpatient components of Erlanger Medical Center combine with other state-of-the-art services located at Erlanger such as:
  • A free-standing Plaza Ambulatory Care Center
  • The Regional Heart Center
  • The James L. Fowle Regional Cancer Center
  • The Regional Kidney Transplant Center
  • The Regional Women’s Center
  • The Perinatal Center
  • The Regional Diabetes Center
  • The Tennessee Craniofacial Center

LIFE FORCE is the regions only air ambulance service. We employ 2 aircraft in this life support air transport service which was designed to work with area hospitals and EMS agencies. It s mission is to expedite the availability of advanced life support and definitive care by air transport of the critically ill or injured patient to a Level One Trauma Center.

An air ambulance was first proposed in the Chattanooga area in 1975. While hospital officials agreed that a helicopter service would be a good idea, it was not until December 1988, that Erlanger Medical Center actually began the LIFE FORCE program. Since that time, LIFE FORCE has steadily grown in popularity and service area. The LIFE FORCE program exceeded business plan forecasts by more than fifty percent during the first year of operations.

LIFE FORCE has filled a significant need in this region s EMS team. LIFE FORCE has been an invaluable tool for outlying areas with smaller hospitals and localized EMS and Rescue personnel.


The mission of LIFE FORCE is to save lives through the skills of a professional flight crew working in conjunction with area hospitals and emergency services in the region. When distance, location, or road conditions could delay transport or endanger a patient s condition, LIFE FORCE puts time on their side.


By aircraft configuration and design, LIFE FORCE can be of service to critical patients who may have multiple system trauma, head and spinal cord injuries, severe burns, motor vehicle crashes, industrial accidents, traumatic amputations, cardiac and respiratory emergencies, critically ill children, disasters and hospital to hospital transports. LIFE FORCE can carry two (2) critical patients without any aircraft reconfiguration. LIFE FORCE may also be utilized in search and rescue missions in some situations.

Why Erlanger?

We provide superior health care to the Chattanooga area with the latest technology and equipment, including Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Other Erlanger facilities in the area include Erlanger North (a small inpatient hospital located in the Red Bank community, Erlanger East (an ambulatory diagnostic and surgery facility located in the East Brainerd community in Chattanooga), and Women’s East Pavilion (a specialized facility for women’s health services, including non-high risk obstetrics, located adjacent to Erlanger East).

Here at Erlanger, our employees are our biggest asset. We offer a variety of healthcare and business support job opportunities in a growing and dynamic environment. If you are interested in a position at Erlanger, we want to hear from you!

Here are just some of the outstanding benefits of being an Erlanger

  • Health & Dental Insurance
  • Life & Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Auto/Homeowners Insurance
  • Tax Shelter Annuity Plan
  • Pension Plan
  • Associate Health Services
  • Extended Fitness Bank
  • Paid Annual Leave
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Dependent Care Reimbursement Account
  • Health Care Reimbursement Account
  • Sports Barn & YMCA Corporate Membership
  • Direct Deposit
  • Bereavement Leave
We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.