TAKOMA PARK, Md. (AP) — A Maryland hospital still plans to move from Takoma Park to Silver Spring despite a recommendation from a state regulator that the project be rejected.
The Washington Post reports that a spokeswoman for the Washington Adventist Hospital said Tuesday it would withdraw its current application to the Maryland Health Commission seeking a certificate of need and would start a new application. A state regulator has said she opposes the request because the hospital has failed to show its proposed project is financially feasible.READ MORE: 3-Year-Old Boy In Critical Condition After Bowie Shooting
The hospital wants to move the 281-bed hospital to the White Oak area of Silver Spring, where it hopes to build a $389 million hospital.READ MORE: Stimulus Check Latest: Is A Fourth Relief Payment Coming?
The full commission is scheduled to consider the recommendation at an Oct. 18 meeting.MORE NEWS: 2nd Gentleman Doug Emhoff Visits Annapolis, Talks To Small Business Owners
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