CHI Memorial Hospital Georgia Will Maintain Operations until a New Hospital is Built
RINGGOLD _ The Catoosa County Economic Development Authority (EDA) Board of Directors has approved an agreement with Enots, LLC to accept the transfer and donation of the former Hutcheson Hospital building and campus to the EDA. CHI Memorial Hospital Georgia will continue to serve north Georgia until a new hospital is built through a leasing agreement with the EDA.
Built in 1953, the 378,000 square foot hospital building at 100 Gross Crescent Circle in Fort Oglethorpe and its 30 acre campus owned by Enots, LLC is valued at $9.7 million. The donation to the EDA will allow the community to maintain control of future development on the campus while CHI Memorial Hospital Georgia continues to operate from its facilities in the main building.
“We are excited to begin the process of including community input with the goal of having a master plan for the site completed by mid to late 2022,” said Catoosa County EDA Director Keith Barclift. “Even if the EDA decides not to redevelop the property, having community ownership allows us to work with a redevelopment partner whose vision aligns with that of the community.”
“The hospital has been a cornerstone of our community for generations, “ said Catoosa County Board of Commissioners Chairman Steven Henry. “With this agreement, the hospital serves a new purpose to enhance economic development and further strengthen community relationships.”
As CHI Memorial Hospital Georgia completes the process of obtaining a certificate of need from the Georgia Department of Community Health for its planned new hospital, Catoosa County’s Board of Commissioners and Economic Development Authority will continue their working relationship with CHI Memorial to ensure their health care operations are maintained until the new hospital is completed.