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Doctors Hospital closing in on Columbia County ER



The battle over which hospitals get to expand services into Columbia County inched closer to a final decision late last month when the Georgia Court of Appeals ruled against AU Medical Center.

AU Medical Center challenged the decision to grant a certificate of need to Doctors Hospital to build a...

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  1. Doctor’s Hospital (HCA) should be forced to either have ground broken on the free-standing ER by 12/31./2022, OR be shown the door. Doctor’s was a major thorn in UH and MCG’s sides, mucking up the works on the Columbia County hospital. Sadly, it was already a “done deal” that MCG (State of Georgia), was going to get the nod for the hospital, since the Legislature controls everything at the State level. UH had the better plan, but it was for naught. Given the financial state of MCG/AU, or whatever you want to call them, I do not see the hospital being built anytime soon, unless the Legislature gets involved during the next session.

  2. Summary: I’ve been wondering about this~Doctor’s Hospital wants to build a 12 bed ER facility at 464 North Belair Rd. Evans, GA. AU has tried their hardest to make this not happen! Instead, AU is fighting to build a 100 bed ER facility somewhere in CC. All I can say, it sure would be nice for either one to build a facility in CC. Legal battles can be tied up for years in courts. I’m thinking many people living in Columbia County die in transit trying to get emergency medical care 30 minutes away. 🙁

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