RSFH applied to Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) to build a 50-bed hospital at Carnes Crossroads in Berkeley County.
DHEC approved the CON request from RSFH and a CON application from (HCA in Nashville, Tennessee) the parent company of Trident hospital.
Trident files suit to stop RSFH project. RSFH files countersuit to Trident’s suit. Both projects are halted.
Trident files to expand Summerville facility.
RSFH files opposition to Trident’s Summerville expansion, on premise that Trident’s position that Dorchester County needs 124 beds is inconsistent with their position that Berkeley County cannot support 100 beds.
Jan. – Feb. 2012
Administrative Law Court hearing in progress.
Sept. 26, 2012
Administrative Law Court decision upholding DHEC CON approval for both hospitals.
Sept. 31- 2012
Trident demands review of judge’s decision.
Nov – 2012
Ju2dge announces finding of review and upholds his decision that both hospitals are needed.
Nov – 2012
Trident files appeal to Administrative Court ruling. Case to go through Court of Appeals process which could take years.
April – 2013
Roper St. Francis withdraws opposition to the Certificate of Need request by Trident expansion of Summerville Medical Center.