Court of Appeals to hear arguments in hospitals’ fight
Published: May 7,2014
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BILOXI — The Mississippi Court of Appeals will referee a dispute between Gulf Coast hospital systems over the location of a proposed new medical center in Biloxi.
The court will hear oral arguments June 12 in Jackson from Singing River Health System, which opposes the new hospital, and Health Management Associates, which wants to build it.
State health officials issued a certificate-of-need for the project in 2012. Singing River sued the state, saying there already are too many unfilled beds in the area and a new hospital would worsen the situation.
A state judge ruled for the Mississippi Department of Health.
Health Management Associates argues it is not proposing a new hospital, but is replacing one left in ruin by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
A ruling is expected later in the year.
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