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Sale of Hutcheson Medical Center Complete

Cornerstone-Medical-Center-Logo-VerticalAtlanta, Ga. (May 12, 2016) –The sale of Cornerstone Medical Center, formerly Hutcheson Medical Center, is now complete. The sale process began in Dec. 2015 after ApolloMD entered into a management of services agreement and was given less than a week to re-open the hospital. Cornerstone Medical Center (CMC) is the first bricks-and-mortar hospital purchase for ApolloMD

“We are looking forward to the strategic development of healthcare services in Fort Oglethorpe and the surrounding area,” explained Cornerstone CEO Jessica Tribbett. “Over the last several months, we have really gotten to know the community and are excited about our plans for the future. Our goal is to provide quality, innovative care to our patients and we look forward to partnering with community stakeholders as we begin this journey.

The CMC Executive Leadership Team includes:

  • Jessica Tribbett, MHA, Chief Executive Officer
  • Angie Hullander, Chief Operating Officer
  • Melissa Smeltzer, RN, MSN, FNP-C, Chief Nursing Officer/Director of Quality
  • Ashley King, MHA, Vice President of Development and Growth
  • Will Owens, MBA, Controller
  • Ruth Wright-Whitaker, IT Director
  • Cathy Hulsey, Human Resources Director

CMC Mission: Cornerstone Medical Center exists to improve the health of the community, one person at a time.

CMC Vision: Supporting the community through the empowerment of our people, the creative use of our resources, and the valued partnership with our stakeholders.

CMC Values: Integrity, Accountability, Innovation, Service and Collaboration

A Cornerstone Medical Center Family Fun Day is planned for Saturday, June 25 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on the campus to celebrate the grand re-opening of the medical center. More details will be announced soon and the public is invited to attend.

About ApolloMD: 

ApolloMD is a fully-integrated and aligned national group practice that partners with 142 leading healthcare institutions nationwide to provide multi-specialty physician services, including Emergency Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Anesthesia and Radiology. Emphasizing quality, efficiency, communication and patient satisfaction, ApolloMD’s collaborative approach includes a performance and value-based compensation structure, physician ownership, as well as the CareHub Technology Suite which improves access to care, communication and patient engagement in a coordinated and cost-effective manner. This focus, which ApolloMD has maintained since its inception nearly 30 years ago, has allowed it to become one of the most successful and fastest-growing groups in the country. Please visit for more information.

Media Contact: 

Kimberly J. Johnson
Clinical Communications Director
404-961-6530 (office)
770-241-5239 (cell)