Appeals court rules Augusta University can build hospital
August 23, 2020
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Augusta University may finally get to build a 100-bed hospital in the rapidly growing suburb of Columbia County after the Georgia Court of Appeals rejected a protest from the competing Doctors Hospital of Augusta.
The court ruled Thursday that the state Department of Community Health correctly awarded a certificate of need to the Georgia Board of Regents to build the hospital in 2014. The ruling came after Doctors Hospital won an appeal of a previous Court of Appeals ruling to the state Supreme Court, which ordered the lower court to rehear the case.
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