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A prefix meaning with or together. A slang abbreviation for confidence, as in con man or con game. To con someone is to deceive or take advantage of a person through Fraud or trickery after winning the person's confidence. Con is also used as a slang abbreviation for convict, as in ex-con to mean someone previously incarcerated. An abbreviation for contra, which means against. To show the pros and cons of a particular issue means to present arguments or evidence on both sides.

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The proposed changes would permit a hospital to go through a streamlined certificate of need process if it's forced to move by another hospital edging onto its turf.
They still have to go through the certificate of need process, but the intent is it would be streamlined, it would be faster, and less open to prolonged litigation," Higginson said.
To that Barber responded, "No, they don't have to go through the certificate of need process to 'get out of our way.
A certificate of need will be submitted in 2007 with ground breaking to occur in 2009.
The addition of Lifeline to LHC Group will also enable LHC Group to expand its footprint in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, which is a certificate of need state.
NASDAQ: LHCG), a provider of post-acute healthcare services primarily in rural markets in the southern United States, announced today that it has agreed to purchase the Kentucky-based assets of Lifeline Home Health Care, a privately-held company based in Somerset, Kentucky, a Certificate of Need (CON) State.
The new hospital would not require a certificate of need and could be completed by 2011.
The utilities expect to file a single request for a Certificate of Need for the three 345-kilovolt lines and associated system interconnections with the Minnesota commission late this year.
DALLAS -- Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE:THC) announced today that the staff of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has approved the application of a Tenet subsidiary for a certificate of need to build a 100-bed hospital in Fort Mill, S.
13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On behalf of its 98 member hospitals, the Washington State Hospital Association filed a petition in Thurston County Superior Court to ask the court to invalidate recently adopted Certificate of Need rules.
State health officials are set to grant a certificate of need for the proposed psychiatric hospital in Junction City, thereby allowing the project to clear another bureaucratic hurdle.
The state Certificate of Need board is expected to begin reviewing the proposal in March.

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