Conway Hosp. v. S.C. Dep't of Health & Envtl. Control & Grand Strand Reg'l Med. Ctr., 21-ALJ-07-0438-CC

CourtSouth Carolina Administrative Law Court Decisions
Writing for the CourtMILTON G. KIMPSON, SC ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE
PartiesConway Hospital Inc., d/b/a Conway Medical Center and Conway Medical Center-Carolina Forest, Petitioners, v. South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control and Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, LLC, d/b/a Grand Strand Medical Center and South Strand Medical Center, Respondents. McLeod Loris Seacoast Hospital, Petitioner, v. South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control and Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, LLC, d/b/a Grand Strand Medical Center and South Strand Medical Center, Respondents. Georgetown Hospital System, d/b/a Tidelands Health, Waccamaw Community Hospital, Georgetown Community Hospital, d/b/a Tidelands Georgetown Community Hospital and Tidelands Health Carolina Bays Hospital, Petitioners, v. South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control and Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, LLC, d/b/a Grand Strand Medical Center and South Strand Medical Center, Respondents.
Docket Number21-ALJ-07-0438-CC,21-ALJ-07-0441-CC,21-ALJ-07-0442-CC
Decision Date17 November 2022

Conway Hospital Inc., d/b/a Conway Medical Center and Conway Medical Center-Carolina Forest, Petitioners,
v.

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control and Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, LLC, d/b/a Grand Strand Medical Center and South Strand Medical Center, Respondents.

McLeod Loris Seacoast Hospital, Petitioner,
v.

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control and Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, LLC, d/b/a Grand Strand Medical Center and South Strand Medical Center, Respondents.

Georgetown Hospital System, d/b/a Tidelands Health, Waccamaw Community Hospital, Georgetown Community Hospital, d/b/a Tidelands Georgetown Community Hospital and Tidelands Health Carolina Bays Hospital, Petitioners,
v.

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control and Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, LLC, d/b/a Grand Strand Medical Center and South Strand Medical Center, Respondents.

Nos. 21-ALJ-07-0438-CC, 21-ALJ-07-0441-CC, 21-ALJ-07-0442-CC

South Carolina Administrative Law Court Decisions

November 17, 2022


ORDER OF DISMISSAL

MILTON G. KIMPSON, SC ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE

1

This matter came before the Administrative Law Court ("ALC" or "Court") pursuant to a request for a contested case hearing filed on October 20, 2021 by Conway Hospital, Inc., d/b/a Conway Medical Center and Conway Medical Center-Carolina Forest (collectively "Conway") to seek review of the initial decisions issued on July 26, 2021 and July 27,2021 by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control ("DHEC") to grant Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, LLC, d/b/a Grand Strand Regional Medical Center and South Strand Medical Center (collectively "Grand Strand") a Certificate of Need for the construction and establishment of an acute care hospital through the addition of fifty-nine (59) acute care beds and four (4) operating rooms, and the expansion of its emergency department, at a total project cost of $146,157,308.00 (the "South Strand Project"), and additionally declined to conduct a final review conference thereon.

On November 14, 2022, the parties, through their attorneys, appeared before the Court upon which Petitioner Conway, with the consent of Respondents DHEC and Grand Strand, stipulated to the dismissal with prejudice of its above-captioned case...

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