HCA defeats opponents: 5 things to know about TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center's $17M surgery center project

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Despite several dissenters and a denial from the Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency, Hospital Corporation of America's TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center will be moving forward with a surgery center project, according to a Nashville Business Journal report. Here are five things to know about the project.

1. HCA purchased a $65 million site for the medical center's freestanding and surgery center project last year.

2. The Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency denied the medical center's certificate of need application for a freestanding ED.

3. But now, the state department has approved a CON for the Southern Hills Surgery Center to be relocated to the former AIG campus near Brentwood, Tenn., according to the report.

4. Opponents of the project include Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., Williamson Medical Center in Franklin, Tenn., and a number of surgery groups.

5. The surgery center relocation project is expected to cost $17 million.

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