The Tennessee Health Services Development Agency board voted to reject an administrative law judges ruling that vacated an HCA certificate of need to build a hospital in Spring Hill.
At deadline, the CON board was drafting its own findings of fact and conclusions of law in the case. Those findings and conclusions will be necessary to issue a final order in the case.
HCAs 56-bed CON was approved in July 2006. Two local competitors108-bed Williamson Medical Center, Franklin, and 175-bed Maury Regional Hospital, Columbiaappealed the CON decision. An administrative law judge conducted a 10-day hearing and ruled in November that the CON should be vacated.
The CON board held a hearing on that ruling today and voted 7-1 to reject the judges report. The original CON also was approved by a 7-1 vote. -- by Vince Galloro
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