Jackson, Miss. – The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) announces the issuance of a Certificate of Need (CON) for the following projects.
Cedar Lake Open MRI, LLC
Offering of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Services and Acquisition of MRI Equipment
Cedar Lake Open MRI, LLC, received Certificate of Need (CON) authority for the offering of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) services and acquisition of fixed MRI equipment for five days a week at a proposed freestanding, second location on Allen Road in Gautier.
The total capital expenditure for this project is $1,295,000.
Magnolia Regional Health Center
Renovation for Behavioral Health Unit
Magnolia Regional Health Center received Certificate of Need (CON) authority for the renovation of 10,550 square feet of space on the third floor of its facility in order to update the décor and mechanical systems before relocating the 19-bed Behavioral Unit to the renovated floor. The unit is currently housed on the fourth floor. The proposed space for renovation was previously used as an acute care unit that was closed.
The total capital expenditure for this project is $4,502,343.
Advanced Vascular Access Center, LLC
Provision of Digital Subtraction Angiography (DSA) Services and Peripheral Vascular Catheterization Procedures
Advanced Vascular Access Center, LLC, received Certificate of Need (CON) authority to provide in-office digital subtraction angiography (DSA) services and peripheral vascular catheterization procedures. The proposed project will not involve any new construction, repair or renovation – only the cost of new equipment.
The total capital expenditure for this project is $64,500.
St. Dominic – Jackson Memorial Hospital
Renovation and Expansion of Emergency Department
St. Dominic – Jackson Memorial Hospital received Certificate of Need (CON) authority for the renovation and expansion of its current Emergency Department located on the main campus. The project will be a phased construction project that will allow for the expansion while allowing the current Emergency Department to remain open and in operation without a reduction in service.
The total capital expenditure for this project is $40,071,029.
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 April 28, 2016, 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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