Friday, June 15, 2007

Approval for hospital in Wesley Chapel!

After almost a year's delay, it appears that the combined proposal by University Community Hospital & Adventist Health System was successful in getting approval of the Certificate of Need (CON) for a new hospital in Wesley Chapel. Proposals for Wesley Chapel hospitals (80-100 beds) were made due to the high growth (past and future) for this area and the distance to a hospital in Zephyrhills or nearby Tampa (University Community Hospital) at USF.

The proposed 80 bed, $121 million hospital is planned to be located across from Saddlebrook Golf & Tennis Reort on S.R. 54.

A competing bid by BayCare for a hospital in Wesley Chapel, was not approved and appears DOA, pending legal challenges that could delay the UCH/Adventist Health System hospital's hopes of beginning construction next year.

Source: Chuin-Wei Yap, St. Pete Times

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