Two sites remain in the running for the location of the future Marquette General Hospital.
One of the sites is in the city of Marquette, the other is in Marquette Township.
The precise sites have not been officially identified. In fact, neither MGH nor Duke LifePoint Healthcare, which owns MGH, has officially announced that they’re down to two choices.
Several weeks ago, the list of potential sites stood at 30 plus. It was to be narrowed to a dozen or so, then to maybe five. All of the sudden, it now stands at two.
A consulting firm out of Nashville is making the re-location analysis for Duke LifePoint and this week met with representatives of both Marquette and Marquette Township.
Still plenty of work to be done. Both sites reportedly have plenty to offer.
And it would be an understatement to say that both municipalities will also have plenty to offer the hospital. It may come down to money, tax breaks.
The city badly wants to keep the hospital, the township would love to steal it away.
It’ll be a $290 million dollar investment by Duke LifePoint. The final decision on the site will likely come within two months.
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