The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) announces the issuance of a Certificate of Need (CON) for the following projects:
Vicksburg Healthcare, LLC d/b/a River Region Health System, Vicksburg
Renovation/Addition of 20 Adolescent Psychiatric Beds/Services
Vicksburg Healthcare, LLC d/b/a River Region Health System, Vicksburg, has received Certificate of Need authority for the renovation/addition of 20 adolescent psychiatric beds and services.
The total capital expenditure for this project is $805,058.
Stone County Hospital, Inc. d/b/a Stone County Hospital
Offering of Mobile MRI Services
Stone County Hospital, Inc. d/b/a Stone County Hospital has received Certificate of Need authority for the offering of mobile magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) services. The service will be a joint venture with P&L Contracting of Batesville.
There is no total capital expenditure for this project.
Mississippi's Certificate of Need process is a fundamental component of the state's health planning and health regulatory activities. In managing the Certificate of Need process, the Department seeks to improve the health of Mississippi residents; to increase accessibility, acceptability, continuity and quality of health services; to prevent unnecessary duplication of health resources; and to provide some cost containment.
The MSDH has administered the Certificate of Need program since July 1986. During that period, more than 1,400 Certificate of Need applications have been reviewed, representing total capital expenditures of approximately $5 billion. The next Certificate of Need monthly meeting will be April 28, 2011, at the MSDH offices in Jackson.
Press Contact: MSDH Office of Communications, (601) 576-7667