Monday, January 24, 2011

Bentley's Edict: Where Does It Leave ECM?

If you haven't heard, our new governor has steered our ship of state into some uncharted medical waters; specifically, on Tuesday he ordered that the Certificate of Need Board not meet until further notice. When this notice might come or what those facilities with petitions before the board will do until then is unknown.

It was a given that Helen Keller Hospital would contest any expansion by ECM and the Coffee Health Group, but if anyone saw Dr. Bentley's take on medical expansion coming, we're not aware of it. We're sure RegionalCare is lobbying furiously to end this moratorium.


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