Battle over building 100-bed hospital in Augusta heads back to Georgia Supreme Court

This is the 2nd time Doctors Hospital is asking the Georgia Supreme Court to examine the case, according to the report. Last December, the state supreme court sent the case back to the Georgia Court of Appeals, which again ruled Aug. 21 in favor of the medical center..

Prepare for a brand-new health center have been connected up in a legal fight given that the Georgia health department awarded the certificate of need to the medical center in 2014..

Alia Paavola –
Tuesday, September 1st, 2020
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A disagreement over Augusta (Ga.) University Medical Centers plan to develop a 100-bed medical facility in Columbia County is headed back to the Georgia Supreme Court, according to the Augusta Chronicle..

Physicians Hospital of Augusta, which has been fighting the medical centers strategy since 2014, submitted a notice last week that it would ask the Supreme Court to evaluate its lawsuit against the Georgia Department of Community Health for awarding the medical center a certificate of need to build the 100-bed facility..

3 Augusta-based healthcare facility systems, consisting of the medical center, Doctors Hospital and University Health Care System, requested a certificate of need to build 100-bed facilities in Columbia County in 2014.

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Katrina Keefer, CEO of the medical center, informed the Chronicle that if the certificate of need is finally granted, style strategies for the facility might require to alter.

After examining applications, the Georgia health department awarded the certificate to the medical center, refusing the other 2 health center systems. Doctors Hospital sued over the choice.

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