A prolonged legal battle over a new hospital in South Hall may be drawing to a close now that the Georgia Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of Northeast Georgia Medical Center.
The legal battle over Northeast Georgia’s proposed hospital started in November 2006, when the health system filed an application with the Georgia Department of Community Health seeking a Certificate of Need (CON) for a new 100-bed hospital in Braselton.
The proposed facility will be located in South Hall, about 11 miles from Barrow Regional Medical Center.
Northeast Georgia had initially planned to close its Lanier Park hospital in Gainesville and designate the Braselton hospital as a replacement facility.
Barrow Regional submitted an objection to the application, saying there was no need for a new hospital.
Medical Plaza I is the first medical office building at Northeast Georgia Health System’s proposed Braselton medical complex. A second medical office building may open before a new hospital opens in 2014.
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