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Surgery Center of Cedar Rapids v. Iowa Department of Public Health
Surgery Center of Cedar Rapids, Plaintiff-Appellant
Iowa Department of Public Health, State Health Facilities Council, Defendant-Appellee
Mercy Hospital Cedar Rapids d/b/a Mercy Medical Center, Fox Eye Surgery, LLC, Intervenors
Unity Point Health Cedar Rapids d/b/a St. Luke's Hospital, Intervenor-Appellant
Attorney for Appellants
Douglas E. Gross and Rebecca A. Brommel
Attorney for Appellee State
Heather L. Adams, Assistant Attorney General
Attorney for Intervenor Fox Eye Surgery, LLC
Douglas A. Fulton, Robert V.P. Waterman, Jr., and Michael P. Byrne
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Paul D. Scott, Judge. AFFIRMED. Considered by Bower, C.J., and Vaitheswaran and Doyle, JJ. Opinion by Vaitheswaran, J. (18 pages)
Surgery Center of Cedar Rapids and intervenor UnityPoint Health Cedar Rapids appeal from the district court’s ruling on judicial review affirming the Iowa Department of Health’s decision to issue a certificate of need to Fox Eye Surgery, LLC (Fox Eye). OPINION HOLDS: Like the district court, we affirm the department’s approval of Fox Eye’s application for a certificate of need.