TriStar Health System, which is owned by Nashville-based HCA, said that it will not appeal a state court decision that overturned its certificate-of-need approval to build a 56-bed hospital in Spring Hill, Tenn., which is about 35 miles south of Nashville. An appeal of the Davidson County Chancery Court ruling would take at least two years, and Spring Hill already has been waiting for more than three years since TriStar first sought approval for the hospital, said Cheryl Read, a TriStar spokeswoman. TriStar plans to expand its services in Spring Hill, but it will not reveal any details about those plans for now, Read said. She denied that the decision had anything to do with the news that General Motors Corp. will shut its Saturn division, which operates a plant in Spring Hill. The announcement was prompted by the 30 days that TriStar had under the law to make a decision about an appeal, Read said. The Spring Hill proposal was fought by two neighboring hospitals, 193-bed Williamson Medical Center in Franklin, Tenn., and 152-bed Maury Regional Hospital in Columbia, Tenn. A Williamson spokeswoman said she could not comment at deadline. Maury Regional officials could not be reached.
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