HOSPITALS

Hutcheson Medical Center

4750 Battlefield ... (706) 858-2873.

Hutcheson Medical Center was voted as North Georgia's Best Hospital, Best Emergency Room, Best Place to have a Baby and was a Finalist for Best Place to Work and Best Nursing Home by Times Free Press readers in the annual 2013 Best of the Best poll. Thank you for supporting Hutcheson and to our wonderful employees who provide impeccable, personal medical care to the residents of North Georgia.

Our Services

Hutcheson Medical Center is a 179-bed hospital located in the heart of Northwest Georgia. We offer comprehensive community hospital services ranging from Emergency Medicine and long-term care at our Parkside nursing facility to childcare services from 12 weeks through Pre-K for employees and local residents.

  • Emergency Services
  • Inpatient Medical Care
  • Subspecialty Services:
    • Cardiology
    • General Surgery
    • Oncology/Fuller Cancer Center
    • Orthopedics
    • Pulmonology
  • Radiology
    • Imaging at Main Campus
    • Battlefield Imaging
  • Women's Center
    • Labor and Delivery
    • NICU and Nursery Services
    • Gynecological Surgeries
  • Pediatrics
  • Rehabilitation Services
    • Outpatient Rehabilitation
    • Parkside Nursing Facility
    • SubAcute Rehabilitation Unit
  • Outpatient Labs and Diagnostics
  • Outpatient Medical Clinics
  • Wound Care
  • Children's Learning Center

Medical Staffing Office

Hutcheson's Medical Staffing Office is responsible for the credentialing and privileging of all medical providers at the hospital. The Medical Staff Office (MSO) develops, manages, and performs governance and credentialing activities for Hutcheson's physicians and Allied Health Professionals. Our office is located in the first floor of the Post Hospital next to the mailroom.

If you would like to apply for privileges at Hutcheson Medical Center, please go to TPQVO.com and initiate your online application. This is a provider-initiated process; the Medical Staff is not able to begin your credentialing until you start your application through TPQVO. You may also call TPQVO at (423) 495-1191 or toll-free at (888) 779-0300.

In addition to contacting TPQVO, please complete the Hutcheson Provider Pre-Application and submit to Kelly Gray (contact information below). Please click here for the Pre-Application.

Contact Us:

Kelly Gray

Medical Staffing Specialist

Hutcheson Medical Center

100 Gross Crescent Circle

Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742

Phone: (706) 858-2108

Fax: (706) 858-2695

Email: kgray@hutcheson.org

Chris Moore, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Phone: (706) 858-2375

Fax: (706) 858-2111

Email: drmoore@hutcheson.org

Our Medical Team

Need a physician?

Use the search function below, or click here for a printable PDF document. All physicians listed are Actively-privileged or are employed by Hutcheson.

Hutcheson Volunteer Services

HutchAux1Hutcheson volunteers, known as the Auxiliary is a group of dedicated volunteers who serve the hospital system through volunteer services and fundraising efforts. The Auxiliary is one of the largest and most active in the region. Some of the volunteer services they provide include patient transports, servicing the information desk at the main lobby information desk, ICU family waiting room, delivering flowers and mail to patients and courtesy shuttle transports. There are additional volunteer opportunities at Hutcheson on the Parkway campus, including the Fuller Cancer Center and Battlefield Auxiliary Breast Center.

All of our volunteers complete annual Joint Commission education classes, receive performance evaluations, and are required to complete orientations and confidentiality agreements during the application for membership process.

Fast Auxiliary Facts

  • Dedicate over 36,000 volunteer service hours per year
  • Dedicate themselves through community outreach for Hutcheson
  • Fundraise for new technology and patient services throughout the year
  • Provide volunteer services and fundraising efforts totaling over $736,000 annually

Fundraising Projects

All profits from Auxiliary fundraisers go to support patient-related services at Hutcheson Medical Center. Fundraisers include:

  • Hutch Gift Shop – a premier gift shop owned and operated by the volunteer Auxiliary. The Hutch boasts a large variety of gifts including baby items, home décor, seasonal items, stationery, jewelry, candy and much more to provide customers convenient and affordable shopping for birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, get-well gifts, new baby gifts and other occasions. The Hutch Gift Shop is open daily and is located in the main lobby of the medical center. For more information about The Hutch Gift Shop please call (706) 858-2360.
  • Holiday Open House
  • Jewelry Sales
  • Book Fairs
  • $5.00 Fashion Jewelry Sales
  • Raffles
  • Uniform Sales
  • Cookbook Sales

How Do I Become a Volunteer?

The process is easy. To become a Hutcheson Auxiliary Member, you will need to complete an application for membership. You will be subject to all employee requirements, some of which includes physician's signatures, confidentiality agreements, background checks, and proof of immunization.

You may get a membership application by calling us or downloading the application below.

Contact Us/Forms:

Hutcheson Volunteer Services

Chareen Humble

100 Gross Crescent Circle

Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742

(706) 858-2134

Auxiliary Application

Patient Rights

Hutcheson Medical Center is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of disease, the education of health professionals and the delivery of high-quality medical services to the community. Because all these activities must be conducted with an overriding concern for the patient with recognition of the patient's dignity, the Patient's Bill of Rights is emphasized. If you feel you or your children are not being treated fairly or properly, you have the right to discuss this with your doctor or nurse. Hutcheson Medical Center does not discriminate on the ‘ basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, or handicap.

We consider you as a partner in your hospital care. When you are well-informed, participate in treatment decisions, and communicate openly with your doctors and other health care professionals, you help make your care as effective as possible. This hospital encourages respect for the personal preferences and values of each individual.

WHEN YOU ARE A PATIENT IN THE HOSPITAL, YOUR RIGHTS INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

  • You have the right to access care.
  • You have the right to considerate and respectful care.
  • You have the right to be well-informed about your illness, possible treatments and likely outcome and to discuss this information with your doctor. You have the right to know the names and roles of the people treating you.
  • You have the right to consent to or refuse a treatment, as permitted by law, throughout your hospital stay. If you refuse a recommended treatment, you will continue to receive other needed and available care.
  • You shall have the right and are encouraged to participate in the development of your care.
  • You have the right to have an advance directive, such as a living will or durable power of attorney for healthcare purposes. These documents express your choices about your future care or name someone to decide if you cannot speak for yourself. If you have a written directive, you should provide a copy to the hospital, your family, and your doctor.
  • You have the right to privacy. The hospital, your doctor, and others caring for you will protect your privacy as much as possible.
  • You have the right to expect that treatment records are confidential.
  • You have the right to review your medical records and to have the information explained, except when restricted by law.
  • You have the right to expect care in a safe environment
  • You have the right to freedom from restraints unless clinically necessary.
  • You have the right to expect that the hospital will give you the necessary health services to the best of its ability. Treatment, referral, or transfer may be recommended. If transfer is recommended or requested, you will be informed of the risks, benefits, and alternatives. You will not be transferred until the other institution agrees to accept you.
  • You have the right to know if this hospital has relationships with outside parties that may influence your treatment and care. These relationships may be educational institutions, other healthcare providers, or insurers.
  • You have the right to be told of realistic care alternatives when hospital care is no longer appropriate.
  • You have the right to know about hospital rules that affect you and your treatment and about changes and payment methods.
  • You have the right to know about hospital resources, such as patient representatives or ethics panel, that can help you resolve problems and questions about your hospital stay and care.
  • You have the right to file a complaint or grievance concerning your reasonable expectations of care and services. Each complaint or grievance will be addressed by the appropriate management staff. If you or your family feel that the complaint or grievance is not answered appropriately, the following agency is available for quality of care issues:

Georgia Department of Human Resources

2 Peachtree Street, N.W., 19th Floor, Suite 314

Atlanta, GA 30303-31 67

  • You have the right to contact The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations if your concerns cannot be resolved through the hospital channels:

The Joint Commission

Office of Quality Monitoring

1 Renaissance Blvd.

Oakbrook Terrance, IL 60181

  • You have the right to request the transfer of care to another physician. The hospital will assist you with your request.
  • You have the right to know the immediate and long-term financial implications of treatment choices, such as they are known.
  • You have the right to appropriate assessment and management of pain to include an initial assessment and regular assessment of pain. Pain assessment and management should be communicated to you and emphasized as an important part of your care.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES AS A HOSPITAL PATIENT:

  • You have responsibilities as a patient. You are responsible for providing information about your health including past illnesses, hospital stays, and use of medicine. You are responsible for asking questions when you do not understand information and instructions. If you believe you cannot follow through with your treatment, you are responsible for telling your doctor.
  • Your health depends not just on your hospital care, but, in the long term, on the decisions you make in your daily life. You are responsible for your actions if your refuse treatment or do not follow the practitioner's instructions as well as recognizing the effect of your lifestyle on your personal health.
  • The hospital works to provide care efficiently and fairly to all patients in the community. You and your visitors are responsible for being considerate of the needs of other patients, staff, and the hospital. You are responsible for providing information for insurance and working with the hospital to arrange payment when needed.

A hospital serves many purposes. Hospitals work to improve people's health; treat people with injury and disease; educate doctors, health professionals, patients and community members; and improve understanding of health and disease. In carrying out these activities, this institution works to respect your values and dignity

 

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