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  • CON approved


  • Case remains in Court of Appeals 


November 2012

  • Trident appeals administrative Court ruling, case enters Court of Appeals process
  • Judge upholds the decision that both hospitals are needed


September 2012

  • Trident demands review of judge’s decision
  • Administrative Law Court decision upholds DHEC CON approval for both hospitals


January – February 2012

  • Administrative Law Court hearing in progress


October 2011

  • RSF files opposition to Trident’s Summerville expansion on the grounds that Trident’s claim that Dorchester County needs 124 beds is inconsistent with its position that Berkeley County cannot support 100 beds


November 2010

  • Trident files to expand Summerville facility



  • Trident files suit to stop RSF project. RSF files a countersuit and both projects are halted 


June 2009

  • DHEC approves the CON request from RSF and a CON application from the parent company of Trident Health System


December 2008

  • RSF applies to Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) to build a 50-bed hospital at Carnes Crossroads in Berkeley County
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