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Critics look to Alabama governor for hospital rule reform

The Huntsville Times, March 6, 2008
Mounting frustration over the more than seven-year process to bring a new hospital to Madison has reached Alabama governor Bob Riley's desk. Madison Mayor Sandy Kirkindall and Madison County Commissioner Dale Strong wrote to Riley asking for changes to Alabama's decades-old rules for approving new hospitals, nursing homes and other medical facilities. State lawmakers from the Huntsville area--both Democrats and Republicans--are also pressing for reforms.