Hutcheson Medical Center and
Erlanger Health System officials will finalize
a Letter of Intent for Hutcheson to lease its facility to Erlanger.
from Dade, Catoosa and Walker counties approved the Letter of Intent and will continue
with bonding the hospital's debt when the formal lease agreement is finalized.
"The team at Hutcheson Medical Center
has proven under Erlanger's leadership that it can serve the medical needs of
the North Georgia community and return to profitability. Erlanger's long-term
commitment to lease the facility ensures the progress in those areas will
continue to gain momentum," said Keith Greene, Chairman of the Catoosa County
Board of Commissioners.
Since September 2012, the Hutcheson
Medical Center Board of Directors has been working with the counties to
consolidate the debt accumulated by previous administrations. "The hospital's
management team has skillfully managed the burden of old debt and rebuilt the
hospital's services. This lease partnership and the counties' commitment to our
success validate their hard work," said
Chairman Corky Jewell.
"Together with Erlanger, the hospital will
continue to provide high quality jobs and even better healthcare for the
community," said Ted Rumley, Chairman of the Dade County Board of Commissioners.
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