Alliance ends hospital opposition
OLIVE BRANCH — Alliance Healthcare System Inc. has dropped its opposition to Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare’s proposed 100-bed hospital in Olive Branch, leaving only Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto to oppose the plan.
The Alliance system, based in Holly Springs, had fought Methodist Le Bonheur’s proposal for a $137-million hospital in DeSoto County, where Baptist Memorial has a 339-bed hospital in Southaven.
Methodist Le Bonheur lawyers showed state regulators March 2 a letter from Alliance, which said it would no longer oppose the new hospital.
Olive Branch officials have tried for years to obtain a certificate of need through the State Board of Health and the Legislature.
Mississippi Health Department staff members recommended approval for a certificate of need last fall.
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