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Another S. Ga hospital named in lawsuit

August 30, 2004

Valdosta - Another South Georgia hospital is accused of overcharging uninsured patients.

South Georgia Medical Center is named in a suit that claims the hospital overcharges indigent patients, uses humiliating collection tactics, and exploits the hospital's tax free status.

"The lawsuits are baseless because we know we're giving tens of millions of dollars each year in indigent and charity care, and we have very significant charity care policies," said Hospital Chief Executive Officer James McGahee. "We can document that we are giving a lot of free care to the citizens in our community."

Phoebe Putney, Archbold Memorial, and Tift Regional Medical Center are all facing almost identical lawsuits.

posted at 4:05 P.M. by ashley.harper@walb.com

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