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Hutcheson cutbacks expected this week; critics want board to quit as supporters blame restructuring

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Cutbacks loom at Hutcheson Medical Center.

At their meeting Wednesday night, board members of the deep-in-debt Fort Oglethorpe hospital are expected to adopt what have been described as "austerity measures" outlined in a strategic plan crafted in a series of closed-door, executive-session meetings.

The anticipated cuts haven't been made public. Hutcheson's Atlanta-based attorney, Michele Person Madison, declined last week to release the strategic plan in response to a Georgia Open Records Act request filed by the Times Free Press. She wrote Hutcheson's strategic proposals and plans aren't public until after the board approves them.

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