Private Hospital Plan Rejected
By Alabama Public Radio
Montgomery, AL – A state hospital regulatory board has rejected a controversial plan to build a new 32-bed private hospital on the Montgomery County-Bullock County line. The plan has been caught in legal proceedings for the past three years. It would have allowed TriMedica Health Care to build the facility. Attorneys for the company say it would help provide much needed health care services for low-income residents of Bullock County. The current hospital in Union Springs is small and doesn't offer many services, including prenatal and obstetrics care for pregnant women. But opponents of the plan said the new hospital was designed to be a boutique facility that would mostly serve wealthy residents of east Montgomery.