Judge OKs MUSC’s $325M hospital as rival systems mull next move

MUSC announced strategies in 2017 to open a 125-bed medical facility in Berkeley County and secured approval for the medical facility from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control in 2018..

MUSC informed The Post and Courier it “intends to progress” even as the 2 competing systems “have actually made filings suggesting” they plan to keep the proposed expansion locked up in court..

MUSC stated the expansion is required due to the fact that it will help maximize area at its primary campus in Charleston, which is overcrowded.

A spokesperson from Roper told The Post and Courier it has “not chosen what our next move is.”.

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MUSC stated it is not a guarantee that it can advance simply.

Shortly after, two Charleston-based health systems– Roper St. Francis and Trident Health– sued, arguing MUSCs expansion would put them in monetary jeopardy and hinder their strategies to expand. According to the complaint filed in 2018, the two medical facility groups already obtained approval to construct smaller, 50-bed hospitals in the county.
MUSCs proposed expansion has been bound in court because 2018, and an administrative law trial to fix the conflict began in November 2019.

Charleston-based Medical University of South Carolina can move forward with its strategy to build a $325 million medical facility in Berkeley County, a judge from the South Carolina administrative law court has ruled, according to The Post and Courier..

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A judge, who issued his choice in July, said that MUSC can move on with the growth..

Alia Paavola –
Monday, August 10th, 2020
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