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Decision Made on Columbia County Hospital Development



A decision by the Georgia Supreme Court has brought an end to a years-long battle to build a hospital in Columbia County.

The court decided not to review last year’s ruling by the Georgia Court of Appeals giving Augusta University (AU) the go-ahead to build a 100-bed hospital in Columbia County....

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  1. While you are LOL, think about this. Even when the Sisters were running St. Joseph Hospital back in the day, they would tell you ‘No money, no mission.’ First, there is a hospital now located a half mile from Columbia County but it was no shocker that the State awarded a questionable CON to another piece of the State. Second, with AU, UH, DH, DDEAMC, both VA’s, Select, Walton Rehab and more surgery centers than you can count, we have enough hospitals. Notice that I left out Summerville since it will never be a hospital again. UH is joining the Piedmont system to get a longer lease on life. Third, the taxpayers of Columbia County should be outraged that they have to fund 20% of this project. Anybody want to bet me lunch this project does not get built for $150m? Lastly, AU can’t run what they have now efficiently so a bigger truck won’t be the answer here either.

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