Jackson, Miss. The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) announces the issuance of a Certificate of Need (CON) for the following project:
Bio-Medical Applications of Mississippi, Inc., d/b/a Fresenius Medical
Care – Mid Mississippi
Establishment of a Satellite ESRD Facility
Bio-Medical Applications of Mississippi, Inc., d/b/a Fresenius Medical Care – Mid Mississippi received Certificate of Need (CON) authority to establish a 10-station satellite End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) facility to be located at 656 North State Street in Jackson, less than four miles from its host facility at Fresenius Medical Care Jackson. The proposed location houses an old building that will be demolished in order to build a new facility designed to accommodate dialysis services.
The total capital expenditure for this project is $4,688,732.
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 June 30, 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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