Jackson, Miss. - The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) announces the issuance of a Certificate of Need (CON) for the following project:
Magnolia Regional Health Center
Addition of 36 Acute Care Beds
Magnolia Regional Health Center has received Certificate of Need authority for the addition of 36 acute care beds. This addition will increase the total number of licensed acute care beds at the hospital to 181.
The total capital expenditure for this project is $499,500.
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. Since then, 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 October 27, 2011, at the MSDH offices in Jackson.
The department's staff analysis for each Certificate of Need application is published online at www.HealthyMS.com.