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Alabama committee wants more information on Hoover hospital plans

Birmingham News, August 22, 2008
An Alabama healthcare committee has declined to back either Baptist Health System’s or Brookwood Medical Center’s proposed amendments that would have paved the way for getting state approval for a hospital in Hoover. Instead, the hospital committee of the Statewide Health Coordinating Council asked for more information and time to study the issue. Both Brookwood and Baptist agree that Hoover needs a full service hospital. But Hoover is located in counties that have an excess of licensed beds, making it difficult for anyone to get a Certificate of Need for such a facility in the city.