The hospital war grows over northwest Georgia
Parkridge responds to accusations over challenging the new CHI Memorial hospital on Battlefield Parkway
RINGGOLD, Georgia (WDEF) – A hospital war is brewing in northwest Georgia.
Parkridge Health System is putting up a legal challenge to plans by CHI Memorial to build a new hospital on Battlefield Parkway.
It’s a dispute over territories between the two hospital companies.
CHI Memorial is asking north Georgians to sign an online petition by Thursday to voice their opposition to Parkridge’s claims.
Here are the arguments from each hospital company:
PARKRIDGE HEALTH SYSTEM
– Parkridge Health System has served the residents of Southeastern Chattanooga and North Georgia, including Catoosa County, for decades and is committed to providing high quality healthcare. The proposed relocation will duplicate services in a region that is already well-served while reducing access to care for the patient base historically served by CHI Memorial Hospital Georgia, particularly Walker County residents. We have never been opposed to CHI Memorial Hospital Georgia’s current location in Fort Oglethorpe, including building a replacement hospital on the current site to serve residents of Walker and Dade counties. Parkridge Health supports equitable and sustainable access to healthcare; however, we do not feel CHI Memorial Hospital Georgia’s relocation supports that position.