Hutcheson Medical Center in Fort Oglethorpe getting a slight name change

Hutcheson Medical Center in Fort Oglethorpe getting a slight name change

November 4th, 2011 by Joan Garrett McClane in News

Corky Jewell, chairman of the board at Erlanger at Hutcheson, announces the new name of the hospital flanked by, second from left, hospital administrator Debbie Reeves, Erlanger CEO Jim Brexler and Erlanger Medical Center board secretary Kim White.

Photo by Tim Barber/Times Free Press.

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FORT OGLETHORPE, GA. - Hutcheson Medical Center is changing its name - slightly.

The new name will be Erlanger at Hutcheson, according to officials.

In April, Erlanger agreed to manage Hutcheson after the latter defaulted on a $35 million bond and reported several monthly operating losses of $1 million or more, a trend that continues today.

More changes at Hutcheson, including new services, are expected to be announced during a news conference today.

For complete details, see tomorrow's Times Free Press.