Nemours Foundation, Jacksonville, Fla., continued its pursuit of approval to build a children's hospital in Orlando, filing a second certificate-of-need application. A CON decision is expected in December. The state rejected Nemours' first request in June, saying the pediatric specialty group had not established a need for the $270 million, 95-bed hospital. The proposal faced opposition from pediatric-service providers, chiefly Orlando Regional Healthcare, which operates Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. Nemours and Orlando Regional had discussed a joint project, but talks fell apart. Nemours owns 172-bed Alfred I. duPoint Hospital for Children, Wilmington, Del., and clinics in Florida and Delaware.
Fla. docs reapply for OK to build children's hospital
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