Jackson, Miss. – The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) announces the issuance of a Certificate of Need (CON) for the following project.
South Sunflower County Hospital
Cost Overrun to CON #R-0857 (HG-SB-0312-008) Hospital Renovation and Swing Bed Project
South Sunflower County Hospital received Certificate of Need (CON) authority for the cost overrun to CON #R-0857 (HG-SB-0312-008) for the renovation and establishment of a swing bed program.
The approved capital expenditure for this project was $8,768,274, and the additional capital expenditure is $711,396, making the revised total capital expenditure for this project $9,479,670.
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 26, 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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