UIHC receives approval for new $230M North Liberty hospital
The State Health Facilities Council voted in a remote meeting Tuesday to approve the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics proposal to construct a $230 million hospital in North Liberty, the Corridor Business Journal reported. The council, which had rejected the proposal 3-2 in February, approved the reapplication of a certificate of need by a 4-1 vote. The four-floor complex will be located at the intersection of Forevergreen Road and Iowa Highway 965 in North Liberty. Competing hospitals expressed concern that a hospital expansion would cut too deeply into primary care services already offered in the area, and does not have as much emphasis on tertiary medical needs.