The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) announces the issuance of a Certificate of Need (CON) for the following projects:
Singing River Hospital d/b/a Singing River Hospital
Modular Chiller Plant and Pipe Bridge Project
Capital expenditure: $3,496,326
Singing River Hospital has received Certificate of Need authority for the construction/upgrade of the modular chiller plant and pipe bridge on the campus of the hospital. The proposed project is expected to provide a specific infrastructure component that should extend its ability to offer the proper environment of care to its patients.
Jefferson County Hospital
Emergency Room/Laboratory/Acute Care Addition
Capital expenditure: $5,500,000.
Jefferson County Hospital has received Certificate of Need authority for addition of an emergency room/laboratory/acute care area. The proposed project involves 15,422 square feet of new construction, which involves 14,530 square feet indoors and 892 square feet outdoors for covered decks and porches.
University of Mississippi Medical Center Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Renovation
Capital expenditure: $3,122,978
University of Mississippi Medical Center Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children has received Certificate of Need authority for the renovation of the pediatric intensive care unit. The proposed project involves renovating the existing 28-bed unit on the first floor of the hospital and the creation of 14 private patient rooms, redefined support spaces and better family waiting 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 prevent unnecessary duplication of health resources; to provide cost containment; to improve the health of Mississippi residents; and to
increase accessibility, acceptability, continuity and quality of health services.
The Mississippi State Department of Health 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 October 29, 2009, at the Mississippi State Department of Health offices in Jackson.
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