Hopefully, Hutcheson Can Be Wonderful Under Memorial

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

As a former employee of both Erlanger and Hutcheson during the time Erlanger was spending the $21 million loan underwritten by Walker and Catoosa Counties, there were promises made to Hutcheson about all the wonderful services and physicians that Erlanger would bring to Hutcheson to help turn the facility around that were never fulfilled.

Meanwhile, a lot of services were routed from Hutcheson to Erlanger resulting in a lot of revenue for Erlanger.

If those services had been provided to Hutcheson as promised by Erlanger; Hutcheson could have had a much better outcome.

Hopefully now that Memorial has taken over Hutcheson it can be the wonderful community hospital that Walker, Dade and Catoosa Counties deserve.

Kathy Clark


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