Hospital has filed a federal suit against Hutcheson Medical Center and both
Walker and Catoosa counties seeking repayment of $20.5 million in loans that
Erlanger made in 2011 when the two hospitals entered into a management
suit was filed on Thursday of last week in U.S. District Court in Rome for
$550,000. A separate suite for the $20 million should be filed in a few days
according to reports.
refused to back the notes for Hutcheson and was not named in the suit.
Executive Ted Rumley told the Sentinel that they decided not to back the
promissory note for fear of this kind of result.
“We didn’t want
to put taxpayers at risk for that large amount of money,” Rumley said.