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Inova not giving up fight against plan for competing hospital in Virginia

Washington Post, January 30, 2009

Inova Health has mounted six legal challenges to the Virginia health commissioner's decision authorizing a 164-bed for-profit hospital in Broadlands, and it has twice sought the intervention of the state Supreme Court. Fearing that a nearby competitor would eat into its caseload, Inova has taken out newspaper ads, saturated the neighborhood with direct mail and gave at least $20,000 to a grass-roots movement that has spoken out against HCA Virginia's plan at public meetings. Loudon County's Board of Supervisors will decide on February 3 whether to allow the HCA Virginia network to build a 24-hour acute care hospital in Broadlands.