Hutcheson Medical Center has a high-profile attorney in its corner —
former Georgia Gov. Roy E. Barnes — and the struggling Fort Oglethorpe
hospital so far hasn't been sued for $20 million plus interest that
Erlanger Health System says it is owed.
Erlanger filed suit Jan. 25 in federal court in Rome, Ga., for
$550,000 plus interest the Chattanooga-based health system lent
Hutcheson as part of a management agreement that lasted 16 months.
But Erlanger hasn't followed through with its threat to file a second
suit to get back a second loan to Hutcheson of $20 million plus