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Hutcheson Medical Center in Fort Oglethorpe fails in bid for lifeline

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It's unclear what the future holds for Hutcheson Medical Center after it was turned down Tuesday for a "critically needed" $2 million loan.

But it may be telling that elected officials and others used the past tense to describe the publicly owned Fort Oglethorpe hospital that's more than $60 million in debt.

"It served its purpose over the years. It's been a good hospital," Catoosa County Commissioner Dewayne Hill said, adding that the hospital's financial problems started years ago.

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