Judge to hear Alabama hospital debate
Birmingham News/Huntsville Times, January 9, 2009
The seven-year odyssey to bring a hospital to Madison, AL, is expected to move a step closer to completion. as attorneys for the two hospitals competing to expand into Madison will make their arguments in Montgomery to Circuit Court. Huntsville Hospital was poised to build a 60-bed hospital at its Madison Medical Park after being awarded a state certificate of need in March. But Crestwood Medical Center appealed, saying the state panel that approves new healthcare facilities unfairly ignored the recommendation of administrative law judge Randy Reaves.