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Plan for Shoals cancer center rejected

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State officials have rejected a proposal to build a new cancer center in the Shoals.

Hospital officials said the Certificate of Need board voted 4-2 to reject the plans for the new cancer center.

This comes on the heels of the board approving Regionalcare's desire to build a new hospital in Florence. State officials approved a 280-bed facility, about 20 beds short of the original proposal. Hospital officials said they will have to meet with Lauderdale County and city leaders to discuss their next steps and to make the necessary changes to the original agreement, which included a 300-bed hospital and cancer center.

Construction is on hold until the plans are needed.

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