Hutcheson Hospice sold to new Chattanooga hospice provider

photo Dr. Deanna Duncan

Hutcheson Medical Center will sell its hospice service to Hearth Hospice, a new service owned by Chattanooga physician Deanna Duncan.

In operation since 1986, Hutcheson Hospice was the first hospice to serve Catoosa, Dade, and Walker counties, a news release stated.

"We've made the strategic business decision to focus on our core operations," said Roger Forgey, chief executive officer of Hutcheson Medical Center in the news release. "We are taking on a partner, Hearth Hospice, whose core business is hospice. We feel that level of commitment is necessary to grow this valuable service in our community."

Read more in tomorrow's Times Free Press.