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In Maryland, a two-year battle over the right to build a hospital in upper Montgomery County has pitted Holy Cross against Adventist Healthcare.

Maryland's health care commission awarded the right to build the hospital in the fastest growing area of Montgomery County to Holy Cross, based in part on the commission's belief that Holy Cross's parent company is in better financial shape than Adventist.

The Holy Cross plan would build a hospital connected to Montgomery College's Germantown campus, with completion scheduled for 2014 barring any setbacks. The first setback could be that Adventist is all but certain to appeal the commission's decision.

"Holy Cross still does not have land use approvals. Those types of processes have to go through Montgomery County's processes. It took us seven years for us to get approval for our hospital in Clarksburg," says Bill Robertson, Adventist's president.

Adventist wants to build its hospital right off of Interstate 270 in Clarksburg. The company has 30 days to file its appeal.

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