New CHI Memorial Hospital in Catoosa County next step in North Georgia's health care revival

CHI Memorial is building a new expansion hospital in Catoosa County along Battlefield Parkway between Ringgold and Fort Oglethorpe. / Artist rendering contributed by CHI Memorial

CHI Memorial is investing more than $100 million to significantly upgrade and modernize its health care offerings in North Georgia by building a new expansion hospital in Catoosa County along Battlefield Parkway between Ringgold and Fort Oglethorpe.

Memorial's new hospital, to be announced Tuesday, will replace the health system's current North Georgia hospital just over five miles away in Fort Oglethorpe at the site of what was once Hutcheson Medical Center, which Memorial took over in fall 2017.

The project represents a fresh start and culmination of a long recovery and recent revitalization for North Georgia's health care market after decades of instability.

"Since I got into office, one of the things I've always wanted us to bring back was good quality health care, a good hospital to the community," said Steven Henry, chairman of the Catoosa County Board of Commissioners.