Roper St. Francis will move forward with plans to build a new Berkeley County hospital and medical office building, according to a news release.

On Friday, the S.C. Supreme Court denied a petition (.pdf) to review the S.C. Court of Appeals’ previous decision allowing Trident Health to build a hospital in Moncks Corner and Roper St. Francis to build a hospital at Carnes Crossroads in Goose Creek.

For several years, Trident has fought Roper’s plan to build, saying Berkeley County’s population didn’t need two hospitals.”

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