Chattanooga-based CHI Memorial has signed an agreement to manage Cornerstone Medical Center in Fort Oglethorpe.

Larry Schumacher, CHI Memorial CEO and senior VP of operations, Southeast Division, Catholic Health Initiatives, said, "Cornerstone’s Atlanta-based owner, ValorBridge, expressed an interest in partnering with CHI Memorial based on our experience in acute hospital operations and our large primary care and specialty care physician network in North Georgia, as well as our reputation for quality and loyal patient following."

"In recent years, CHI Memorial has expanded its service to patients in North Georgia, re-opening Hutcheson primary care clinics in Chickamauga, LaFayette and Trenton under the CHI Memorial Medical Group brand, opening The Chattanooga Heart Institute clinic, and expanding access to providers at CHI Memorial’s Family Practice Associates – Ringgold and Professional Park Associates in LaFayette, Georgia," says Schumacher. "In managing Cornerstone, CHI Memorial leaders and physicians will work collaboratively with the providers at Cornerstone, lending their expertise in clinical process improvement, safety, and excellent patient experience, to provide high-quality care for the people who live and work in North Georgia."