Jackson, Miss. – The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) announces the issuance of a Certificate of Need (CON) for the following project:
Forrest County General Hospital d/b/a Forrest General Hospital
Addition of Linear Accelerator
Forrest County General Hospital d/b/a Forrest General Hospital received Certificate of Need (CON) authority today for the addition of a linear accelerator at Forrest General Cancer Center. The facility currently operates two linear accelerators which are being used in excess of the facility’s expected level of patient services. A first floor addition to the facility will be constructed to house the vault for the third linear accelerator.
The total capital expenditure for this project is $5,654,262.
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.
Public notices prior to CON approval are available online at HealthyMS.com/con.
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