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Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 11:43am

Illinois Based Cancer Treatment Centers Of America Gives Up Expansion Bid

A hospital chain has abandoned an effort to persuade lawmakers to let it drop two pledges that helped convince the Legislature to let it operate in Newnan.

Illinois-based Cancer Treatment Centers of America made a deal with Georgia lawmakers in 2008 after pledging that 65 percent of its patients would come from out of state, and that it would limit the number of patient beds to 50.

It got the deal only after agreeing to the limitations. Company officials said in a statement that Cancer Treatment Centers of America is still is committed to treating as many Georgians as possible, which is why it wanted the limitations dropped.

It suggests in the statement it will try again next year.