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Alabama surgery center rehearing sought

Birmingham News, June 18, 2008
Supporters of a $9.4 million outpatient surgery center near Gulf Shores, AL, are seeking a second opportunity to make their case after being rejected by state healthcare regulators in April. The Certificate of Need Review Board will hear from lawyers for a group of Baldwin County doctors and a subsidiary of Pensacola's Sacred Heart Health System. The groups want the panel to reconsider its denial of plans for Pleasure Island Ambulatory Surgery Center. The 7,900-square-foot facility would be built in northern Gulf Shores. Opposing the plans are Infirmary Health System and South Baldwin Regional Medical Center in Foley, AL.