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Old 04-08-2014, 11:55 AM
 
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It will be interesting to see what the SC Supreme Court decides.

If they decide that the CON isn't needed anymore, then we will probably see at least 2 new hospitals in Fort Mill pretty soon.

If the court upholds the CON, then the legislature will either need to change the law, or we will be stuck in legal limbo between DHEC and the legislature fighting for funding. Fort Mill could be waiting a very long time if this occurs.

My thoughts exactly. When Haley first vetoed funding for the CON and our legislators agreed I thought hmmm it's a South Carolina Law. The CON was never something DHEC just did for fun when they didn't have anything else to do.

Sort of sounds like Washington politics, the Constitution says this but we don't want to do that anymore. If DHEC can't handle it one of the SC agencies will have to handle it. But all of us have watched how DHEC has handled the Fort Mill Hospital location.

Actually CHS, PMC and Presbyterian have all purchased land to build in Fort Mill, so if they act quickly while our governor and legislators are lollygagging around all three could build a hospital. That would be nice, no waiting in the ER you have a choice, hospitals running specials, X-rays half price this week, stay 3 days and get one day free.
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Old 04-09-2014, 05:57 PM
 
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And CHS is appealing.

Carolinas HealthCare appeals Fort Mill hospital decision | CharlotteObserver.com

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Old 04-10-2014, 05:37 AM
 
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Here we go again!
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Old 04-10-2014, 10:32 AM
 
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This will most likely be denied, then CHS will appeal to the state Court of Appeals...
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Old 04-10-2014, 10:43 AM
 
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According to Lenski’s decision, PMC’s occupancy fell from a high of 75.1 percent in 2003 to a low of 57.1 percent in 2009 during the middle of the certificate fight. The drop at PMC came when York County’s population grew by 22 percent.

Lenski wrote there was a “direct correlation between Piedmont’s York County patient loss and CHS’ gain – 80 percent of Piedmont’s decline went to CHS from 2005 to 2010. He noted by 2011 that more than 50 percent of the most serious health cases in York County were seeking treatment outside the county.

Lenski said that such competition would economically harm Piedmont with losses “in the millions” and also affect the hospital’s, and other York County physicians’, ability to offer quality health care.

ROCK HILL: Piedmont CEO learns from Fort Mill hospital decision | Business | Rock Hill Herald Online
Piedmont is losing patients to CHS, so the solution is to prevent further competition?
If people are already avoiding Piedmont like the plague, why build a hospital that people aren't going to go to?

Am I missing something?
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Old 04-10-2014, 01:08 PM
 
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Piedmont is losing patients to CHS, so the solution is to prevent further competition?
If people are already avoiding Piedmont like the plague, why build a hospital that people aren't going to go to?

Am I missing something?

$$$$$$$ Tax Dollars
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Old 04-13-2014, 11:37 AM
 
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I don't think Fort Mill is ever going to see a new hospital. Last week attorneys for Carolinas Healthcare appealed the decision by Judge Phillip Lenski awarding PMC the FM hospital. This will probably end up in the South Carolina Supreme Court.

But I do know one thing, Fort Mill might not have a hospital, but lawyers and consultants are getting rich off of this fight!

Is Carolinas HealthCare appeal a signal for future litigation? | Business | Rock Hill Herald Online
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Old 05-20-2014, 08:56 PM
 
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This just in: judge rejects PMC. I don't have a link. Cn2 just reported it.
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Old 05-21-2014, 12:02 AM
 
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Here is the link:

Judge blocks plans for Fort Mill hospital | Business | Rock Hill Herald Online

Almost 10 years and still no hospital ... what a mess!!!

Judge Lenski vacated his order giving PMC permission to build the Fort Mill hospital.

Vacating his order means it no longer exists, said Debra Gammons, a professor at the Charleston School Law, and Rock Hill lawyer Dan Ballou.

Gammons said vacating the order was an unusual step and that neither Carolinas HealthCare nor PMC has the state’s approval to build a Fort Mill hospital.
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Old 05-24-2014, 01:44 PM
 
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Almost 10 years and still no hospital ... what a mess!!!

Judge Lenski vacated his order giving PMC permission to build the Fort Mill hospital.

Vacating his order means it no longer exists, said Debra Gammons, a professor at the Charleston School Law, and Rock Hill lawyer Dan Ballou.
Maybe this is a sign that the State Supreme Court is about to rule on the Certificate of Need Law and the whole Certificate of Need will go away.

One could only hope.
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