Ga. Hospital System Says Surgery Center Illegally Expanded

Law360 (October 7, 2020, 7:39 PM EDT) — A nonprofit health system in South Georgia is accusing the state’s community health commissioner of ignoring problems with a Brunswick, Georgia, surgery center’s expansion that it says unfairly impacts the health system.

Southeast Georgia Health System Inc. sued the Georgia Department of Community Health and its commissioner Frank W. Berry in an Atlanta state court on Tuesday along with rival medical services provider Arc of Georgia LLC, doing business as Premier Surgery Center.

Both Southeast Georgia Health System and Premier Surgery Center offer outpatient surgery services within a mile of each other in Brunswick, according to the complaint.

Southeast says Berry…

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