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Hospital boards approve foundation agreement with Atrium

June 29, 2021–5:44 p.m.


The approval of a resolution establishing a joint flood-Polk health care foundation was finalized Tuesday as the process of Floyd’s combination with Atrium Health advances.

The proposal was approved Tuesday by the Cedartown-Polk County Hospital Authority, Polk Medical Center Inc., and the Hospital Authority of Floyd County.

“With over $150 million in assets when fully funded, the new foundation will be a tremendous difference-maker in addressing disparities of care in Floyd and Polk Counties and the entire Floyd Medical Center service area,” said Kurt Stuenkel, President, and CEO of Floyd Medical Center. “We now look forward to receiving the Georgia Attorney General’s report on or before July 12th and hope to be able to close our strategic combination shortly after that date.”

A public hearing concerning the combination of the Floyd health care system with Atrium Health was held on June 11 in Rome at The Forum River Center. The Georgia Attorney General’s office is scheduled to issue a final report regarding the merger within 30 days of that date.