Jackson, Miss. – The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) announces the issuance of a Certificate of Need (CON) for the following projects.
Bio Medical Application, Inc. d/b/a Fresenius Medical Care Dialysis of Rankin County-Brandon
Relocation of ESRD Facility within One Mile and Expansion of ESRD Stations
Bio Medical Application, Inc. d/b/a Fresenius Medical Care Dialysis of Rankin County-Brandon received Certificate of Need (CON) authority for the relocation of its entire facility within one mile of its current location on Gateway Drive to Mar Lyn Drive in Brandon. Additionally, the facility will add seven stations at its new location for a total of 30 End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) stations.
The total capital expenditure for this project is $5,232,954.70.
Hattiesburg Clinic Professional Association
Offering of Diagnostic Imaging Services of an Invasive Nature, including Digital Subtraction Angiography (DSA) Services
Hattiesburg Clinic Professional Association received Certificate of Need (CON) authority to establish diagnostic imaging services of an invasive nature, including digital subtraction angiography at its main clinic in Hattiesburg. The proposed project will include the renovation of 2,256 square feet of existing office space to accommodate patient preparation, procedural and recovery areas.
The total capital expenditure for this project is $584,244.
Singing River Health System d/b/a Singing River Hospital
Exterior Hardening Window Replacement
Singing River Health System d/b/a Singing River Hospital received Certificate of Need (CON) authority to harden the exterior of the hospital to withstand higher wind speeds and comply with impact standards. The proposed project will include replacing all exterior glass and metal frames of the hospital, the Regional Cancer Center, and the Heart Center, all of which are located on the hospital’s campus on Denny Avenue in Pascagoula.
The total capital expenditure for this project is $14,859.227.
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 24, 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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