HCA files suit against Loudoun supervisors

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HCA Virginia has not given up its fight to build a hospital in Loudoun County. The subsidiary of Nashville-based hospital company HCA Inc. has filed suit against the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors for rejecting its application to build a 164-bed hospital, according to the Washington Post.

The suit charges that board’s actions were illegal because the hospital’s location had been approved by the state health commissioner.

This is HCA’s second lawsuit against the county since the hospital was first proposed in 2002. The first suit was filed in 2005 after the board of supervisors turned down the hospital plan. HCA dropped that suit last year and resubmitted its proposal to the Loudoun board, which had been reshaped by the recent elections. The supervisors voted 5-4 against HCA last month.

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