Hutcheson Health Foundation gives away most of its remaining money

The former Hutcheson Medical Center campus in Fort Oglethorpe.

The Hutcheson Health Foundation has given away most of the $750,000 it had left.

The foundation, a charitable wing of the Fort Oglethorpe hospital that closed last year, gave the money to other local health care operations that serve North Georgia, board members said. That includes about $100,000 each to Erlanger Health System and CHI Memorial Hospital.

The money given to Erlanger will go toward building a new children's hospital. It was given in the name of Leonard Fant, who served as a CEO for both Erlanger and Hutcheson. Julie Taylor, president of Erlanger Health System Foundations, said the children's hospital serves about 14,000 children from Catoosa, Dade and Walker counties.

CHI Memorial, meanwhile, will use the donation from Hutcheson on mammography screenings, lung cancer education and screenings for uninsured people from those three counties.