Aurora Health Care, Milwaukee, Wis., filed permit requests to begin building a hospital in Oconomowoc, Wis., after a judge ruled that the Oconomowoc city council illegally rezoned the property in 2001, an Aurora spokesman said. The 12-hospital system sued Oconomowoc in 2001, alleging the city wrongly rezoned property to prevent Aurora's planned hospital. A Waukesha County Circuit Court judged overturned the rezoning Thursday. Aurora's lawsuit against the city continues, Aurora spokesman Jeff Squire said. Aurora also sought to build the $85 million hospital in Summit, Wis., which is adjacent to Oconomowoc, but its bid was rejected by the Waukesha County Board of Supervisors in April 2005. Aurora and Summit have challenged the county's decision in a separate lawsuit. Squire said Summit is Aurora's first choice for the new hospital, but he called Oconomowoc "the clearest path forward." Oconomowoc's attorney was not available for comment at deadline. -- by Melanie Evans
Wis. system files requests to build new hospital
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