The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) announces the issuance of a Certificate of Need (CON) for the following projects:
Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center
Establishment of Mobile PET Services
Capital expenditure: $0
Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center (SMRMC) has received Certificate of Need authority for the establishment of positron emission tomography (PET) services. SMRMC plans to contract with Alliance Imaging, Inc. to provide the services.
River Oaks Hospital, LLC d/b/a River Oaks Hospital
Construction/Replacement and Relocation of Emergency Room
Capital expenditure: $8,067,055
River Oaks Hospital, LLC d/b/a River Oaks Hospital has received Certificate of Need authority for the construction/replacement and relocation of its emergency room to a newly constructed, shelled-in area proximal to its current location. The proposed project will allow for the expansion and update of emergency room equipment.
Oktibbeha County Hospital
Phase V: Four-Story Patient Tower Addition with New Women's Center and Renovation Project
Capital expenditure: $32,347,390
Oktibbeha County Hospital has received Certificate of Need authority for the addition of a four-story patient tower including a new women's center, renovation of existing patient rooms and intensive care unit, and parking facilities. The proposed project will entail approximately 71,400 square feet of new construction and 30,600 square feet of renovation.
DVA Healthcare Renal Care, Inc. d/b/a Ocean Springs Dialysis
Ocean Springs, Mississippi
Relocation/Re-establishment of 16-station ESRD Facility within Jackson County
Capital expenditure: $1,327,763
DVA Healthcare Renal Care, Inc. d/b/a Ocean Springs Dialysis has received Certificate of Need authority for the relocation/re-establishment of the former Ocean Springs Dialysis end stage renal disease (ESRD) facility in Ocean Springs. The facility will be relocated approximately 4.3 miles from the original facility.
North Mississippi Medical Center
Amendment/Cost Overrun to CON #R-0771 (Relocation/Construction of an Off-Site Central Sterile and Case Cart Assembly Processing Facility)
Additional capital expenditure: $4,428,342
Total capital expenditure: $11,943,342
North Mississippi Medical Center (NMMC) has received Certificate of Need authority for the amendment/cost overrun to CON #R-0771 for the relocation/construction of an off-site central sterile and case cart assembly processing facility. The proposed facility will be constructed adjacent to the recently constructed NMMC warehouse.
Delta Cancer Institute and Delta Regional Medical Center
Amendment/Transfer of CON #R-0783 (Establishment and Provision of Mobile PET Services)
Capital expenditure: $21,350
Delta Cancer Institute and Delta Regional Medical Center (DRMC) have received Certificate of Need authority for the amendment/transfer of CON #R-0783 for the establishment and provision of mobile positron emission tomography (PET) services. The proposed project will transfer the service from Delta Cancer Institute to DRMC and relocate it to DRMC's campus, located less than a mile from Delta Cancer Institute's location.
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children Pediatric Emergency Room Renovation/Relocation
Capital expenditure: $6,304,371
University of Mississippi Medical Center has received Certificate of Need authority for the renovation/relocation of its Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children Pediatric Emergency Room. The proposed project will include a total of 15,461 square feet of renovated space.
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. During that period, more than 1,300 Certificate of Need
applications have been reviewed, representing total capital expenditures of approximately $4 billion.
The next Certificate of Need monthly meeting will be July 30, 2009, at the MSDH offices in Jackson.
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