Hutcheson Medical Center to fight lawsuit from Erlanger Health System

Hutcheson Medical Center to fight lawsuit from Erlanger Health System

January 29th, 2014 by Staff Report in Business Around the Region

Hutcheson Medical Center in Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.

Photo by Doug Strickland/Times Free Press.

Hutcheson Medical Center and its boards of directors announced the hospital will vigorously defend a lawsuit filed last week by Erlanger Health System and will remain focused on rebuilding a thriving north Georgia community medical center, Hutcheson officials said in a news release this morning.

Hutcheson officials said the damages it has sustained due to Erlanger's breach of a management agreement far exceed the amount of any line of credit or other debt owed by Hutcheson to Erlanger.

Hospital and county officials stated that the successes realized by Hutcheson while rebuilding the hospital in recent years are attributable to the work of the hospital staff - rather than Erlanger's management.

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