Infirmary Health urges Alabama officials to block rival’s proposed expansion

Mobile, Ala.-based Infirmary Health is advising state regulators to block a competitor from building a medical complex in Fairhope, Ala., according to NBC 15.

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An administrative law judge is evaluating the dispute today.

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USA Health CEO Owen Bailey told NBC 15, “I do not think its going to have a damaging impact. I think its going to be complementary.”.

This summer, Mobile-based USA Health, announced its intent to develop an outpatient surgical treatment center..
Infirmary Health President and CEO Mark Nix composed an opposition letter to the state, urging them to reject USA Health a certificate of need to construct the center..
Mr. Nix wrote that the facility would have a damaging monetary effect on Infirmarys Thomas Hospital in Fairhope, 4 miles from the suggested site for the outpatient. In addition, Mr. Nix claims that outpatient services are currently readily available in the location.