Aurora Health Care, Milwaukee, will move ahead with plans for an 88-bed, $85 million hospital in Summit, Wis., after the adjacent city of Oconomowoc agreed to not block the new facility. Aurora sued the city and its council members in 2002 in Waukesha County (Wis.) Circuit Court after Oconomowoc rezoned the land Aurora planned to build on. In a 5-3 vote Tuesday, Oconomowoc council members agreed to take no action against Aurora's new plans, suspending the lawsuit. The 12-hospital system will seek state approval to build the new hospital a few hundred yards away from the original site. The project will include new and expanded space for Aurora's 60-physician Wilkinson Medical Clinic. The plan still is expected to face opposition from ProHealth Care, which operates two hospitals in Waukesha County. -- by Michael Romano
Aurora clears hurdle for new Wis. hospital
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