Erlanger launches new Heart and Lung Institute

Chattanooga, Tenn. (WDEF)  — Erlanger launched a new Heart and Lung Institute on Friday.

Dr. Larry Shears, an open heart surgeon who specializes in robotic heart surgery, cut the ceremonial ribbon using the DaVinci robot.

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Erlanger President and CEO Kevin Spiegel was on hand during the ceremony. He introduced Erlanger’s heart & lung team and announced plans for an expansion of their downtown campus. That expansion is expected to be completed in 2017.

As part of the launch, guests were able to walk through a giant replica of a human heart.

Photos from Erlanger Health System

 

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