Erlanger one of the busiest Emergency Rooms in the country

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CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Chattanooga has one of the busiest Emergency Rooms in the country.

Erlanger Hospital’s ER has more cases than any hospital in New York or Boston.

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In 2017, the emergency department recorded over 140,000 patient visits.

This is up from the twenty sixteen total of 138 thousand.

Erlanger is ranked as the seventh busiest E-R in the nation, ahead of centers in New York and Boston, even though Chattanooga is only the fourth largest city in Tennessee.

The Erlanger emergency department is the regions only level one trauma center and also houses a specialized pediatric trauma care unit.

The medical department also provides intensive neonatal care.