Carroll nursing homes to be built despite suit

May 21, 1998|By Donna R. Engle | Donna R. Engle,SUN STAFF

An Ellicott City nursing home operator will go ahead with plans to build nursing homes and assisted-living apartments in Carroll County, despite a competitor's pending lawsuit.

It could be nine months before the Maryland Court of Special Appeals hears the case involving Lorien Home Health Care Inc., which plans to build a 63-bed nursing home in Taneytown and a 62-bed home in Mount Airy.

Attorney James Forsyth said Lorien plans to break ground on the Mount Airy facility this summer.

"It makes it a very risky proposition, but we're committed to Taneytown and Mount Airy, and we're going forward," Forsyth said.

Pleasant View Nursing Home of Mount Airy Inc. filed an appeal Tuesday that asks the Court of Special Appeals to order Lorien to start over the process of obtaining certificates for the nursing home beds.

Pub Date: 5/21/98

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