News Release Archives

New Technology for Pulmonary Embolism

TULLAHOMA, Tenn. (Dec. 11, 2020) -- Dr. Dinesh Gupta, cardiology, and the Tennova Healthcare - Harton Cath Lab team conducted their first two procedures utilizing a new system to treat patients with pulmonary embolisms (PE), or blood clots in the lung. According to the equipment company representative, until now a patient would have to travel to Chattanooga or Nashville to receive this procedure with this technology. The technology offers an effective and safe treatment alternative to existing therapies.

Listening to Our Lungs – More Important Now Than Ever

TULLAHOMA, TN (October 30, 2020) - According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, often called COPD, is now the 4th leading cause of death in the U.S. More than 16 million Americans have been told they have COPD, and yet, there are likely many people in our community who are completely unaware they are living with this disease.

November - Prematurity Awareness Month

TULLAHOMA, TN (October 30, 2020) - If you are the parent of a premature baby, you already know the extra stress and worry that is associated with the experience. If you are expecting, it’s no secret that quality pre-natal care is essential to ensuring your baby is carried to term. “The number of premature births is significant,” said Dr. C. Scott Hays, board-certified Ob/Gyn. “In the U.S. alone, one in ten babies is born prematurely, and worldwide, 15 million infants are born too soon.”

Jean Lelko Receives Tennova Healthcare – Harton Nursing Excellence Award

TULLAHOMA, TN (October 28, 2020) - Tennova Healthcare - Harton today announced that Jean Lelko, RN, has been selected to receive its Nursing Excellence Award. This peer-nominated award, created in honor of 2020 being the “Year of the Nurse,” and in recognition of the critical role nurses have played in treating patients throughout the COVID pandemic, was open to qualifying RNs and LPNs working in a direct patient care position who consistently demonstrate characteristics synonymous with nursing excellence.

Physical Therapists Can Keep You Moving Forward

TULLAHOMA, TN (October 1, 2020) - This October, we celebrate National Physical Therapy Month in the shadow of an alarming and growing opioid crisis. The majority of Americans who die from opioid overdoses do so after using these medications to treat legitimate pain. Sadly, many of these conditions could be prevented or managed with positive lifestyle changes, and a better understanding of body mechanics learned through physical therapy.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Op-Ed Marilyn Smith, DNP, MSN, RN / Chief Nursing Officer

Across our community and the entire country this October, we will celebrate the brave women who have done battle with breast cancer. It’s a time of reflection and celebration for many women, as they bond together to celebrate a precious victory and to support causes designed to eradicate the disease. But October can also be a difficult time for some, as we are encouraged to remember friends or loved ones who lost their battle with breast cancer – some of them at a very young age.

Should You Get Screened for Lung Cancer?

TULLAHOMA, TN (October 1, 2020) - Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death in the U.S., accounting for 24% of all cancer deaths. Every year, about 200,000 people are diagnosed and 150,000 die. Cigarette smoking is the #1 cause of lung cancer linked to 80% to 90% of all lung cancers.

Breast Cancer Screenings Should Not Be Delayed Due to COVID-19

TULLAHOMA, TN (October 1, 2020) - Breast cancer and other medical illnesses remain a risk for women - even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, due to concerns about the virus, many women have postponed their annual screening mammograms, increasing their risk of undetected cancer. Tennova Healthcare - Harton is encouraging women who may have delayed their mammograms to schedule the screening now, because when breast cancer is detected early, life-saving treatment can begin immediately.

Extraordinary Nurse Recognized with 2020 Daisy Award

TULLAHOMA, TN (September 24, 2020) - Tennova Healthcare – Harton presented the 2020 DAISY Award to Amanda (Mandi) Porter, LPN, who works with the Harton Emergency Department team. Nurses at Tennova Healthcare – Harton are honored with The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses ®. The award is part of The DAISY Foundation's mission to recognize the extraordinary, compassionate nursing care they provide patients and families every day.

Hangtags to Help Prevent Heat-Related Car Deaths

TULLAHOMA, TN (September 2, 2020) - Tennova Healthcare – Harton’s Women’s Center is participating in Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett’s free car hangtags program. Included in the discharge package given to families as they and their newborns leave the hospital will be two of these hangtags. The hangtags will serve as a reminder to parents, caretakers, and others to check the backseat before leaving a car or vehicle unattended.