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FORT MILL, S.C. Piedmont Medical Center was granted approval to build a new hospital in Fort Mill.

Piedmont Medical Center says the new, 100-bed facility will be located at the corner of Highway 21 and Highway 160 West.

According to a news release, the hospital will feature a 24-hour emergency room, comprehensive women s health services and a 10-bed intensive care unit

The facility is expected to create around 400 new jobs and bring millions of dollars in tax revenues annually.

Carolinas HeathCare Systems released the following statement regarding the hospital decision:

Carolinas HealthCare System is surprised and disappointed that the South Carolina administrative law court did not affirm the decision of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control to allow CHS to build, operate and provide care for patients at the new hospital proposed for Fort Mill.

For nearly 20 years, Carolinas HealthCare System physicians have served patients in York County, many in the Fort Mill area. For our York County patients, we pledge to continue to provide the highest quality care and service for their families' healthcare needs.

We appreciate the community's unwavering support for our efforts, and look forward to continuing our commitment to York County through the many community benefit programs we support.

Meanwhile, we plan to review the full findings from the court and make a decision in the near future on what remedies are available to Carolinas HealthCare System and what our next steps are in the process.

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