Baptist Hospital Will Not Appeal Olive Branch Hospital

Published On 08/17/2010

Methodist Healthcare can move forward on Olive Branch Hospital with the news that Baptist will not appeal.

The deadline for Baptist Hospital to appeal Methodist's Certificate of Need to Build a Hospital in Olive Branch is tomorrow, Aug. 18 at 5:00 p.m. Methodist has just learned that Baptist issued a statement to the media saying they would not oppose our CON. Here is a statement from Methodist Healthcare:

"Methodist is pleased to be able to move forward with building a hospital in Olive Branch. The citizens deserve this access and choice. Moving forward our plans will be to select a team including architect, engineers, and a construction manager and begin the various approval processes with the City of Olive Branch. A time line for the project will be developed once the construction team is hired, hospital plans are finalized and all appropriate State and local approvals obtained."

-- David Baytos, Senior Vice President, CEO of Mississippi & International Healthcare Services