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Lee Memorial, HMA Compete to Build Hospital

Fort Myers News-Press
The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

A fight is brewing over the right to build a hospital for southern Lee County, Fort Myers News-Press reports. HMA was first to file an application with the state; Lee Memorial Health System filed on Wednesday.

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