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CHS charity care questioned in hospital trial

Charlotte Observer, April 25, 2013
Carolinas HealthCare Systems' charity care in Mecklenburg County has been raised as an issue in the trial over who gets to build a hospital in Fort Mill. Attorneys for Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill argued Tuesday that problems between Mecklenburg County and Carolinas HealthCare are relevant to the certificate-of-need application for the Fort Mill hospital being reviewed by the S.C. Administrative Law Court. Carolinas HealthCare estimates its charity care at the Fort Mill hospital will be 6.3 percent of its gross patient revenue, more than twice what Piedmont has estimated for its Fort Mill hospital.