Montgomery County Judge Jimmy Pool has ruled against allowing Trinity Medical Center to move its operations to an unfinished campus on Highway 280.
Today's decision comes despite five previous rulings by other state judges and the State Certificate of Need Review Board that approved the move.
Trinity Medical Center CEO Keith Granger said in a press release that the hospital would repeal Judge Pool's decision to the Ala. Court of Civil appeals.
Granger expresses his frustration with the ruling, writing that while the Hwy 280 location remanis unfinished, patients will continue to miss out on critical medical care, thousands of potential jobs will not be created, and millions of dollars in tax revenue will be lost.
In the past, St. Vincent's and Brookwood have argued that this new facility would cost them tens of millions of dollars in lost business and say Trinity misled regulators about its plans for the hospital.
Trinity was granted a certificate of need to move forward with their plans on Highway 280 in September 2011. But St. Vincent's and Brookwood Hospitals appealed that decision soon after. As part of their appeal they said there were 16 documents Trinity did not present to the certificate of need board.
In December 2011, Trinity appealed and the Ala. Court of Civil Appeals agreed in a 5-0 ruling.
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