Jackson, Miss. – The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) announces the issuance of a Certificate of Need (CON) for the following project
Methodist Healthcare – Olive Branch
Olive Branch, Mississippi
Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) Services
Absent Open-Heart Surgery Services
Methodist Healthcare – Olive Branch received Certificate of Need (CON) authority to provide Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) procedures in their existing cardiac cath lab without having operational heart surgery services on-site. The project will allow patients to receive both diagnostic caths and PCI services in one location until the hospital’s open-heart surgery program becomes operational.
There is no 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. 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 May 28, 2015, at the MSDH offices in Jackson.
The department’s staff analysis for each Certificate of Need application is published online at www.HealthyMS.com.
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