Jackson, Miss. – The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) announces the issuance of a Certificate of Need (CON) for the following projects:
Promise Hospital of Vicksburg, Inc., d/b/a Promise Hospital of Vicksburg
Relocation of Promise Hospital of Vicksburg (Long-Term Acute Care Hospital – LTAC) to Merit Health Vicksburg f/k/a River Region Medical Center
Promise Hospital of Vicksburg, Inc., d/b/a Promise Hospital of Vicksburg received Certificate of Need (CON) authority to relocate Promise Hospital of Vicksburg (long-term acute care hospital – LTAC) to Merit Health Vicksburg f/k/a River Region Medical Center. The proposed project involves moving the facility from the Merit Health Vicksburg f/k/a River Region Medical Center west campus on the North Frontage Road to the Merit Health Vicksburg main campus on U.S. 61 North.
The total capital expenditure for this project is $397,000.
Bedford Alzheimer’s Care Center, LLC, d/b/a Bedford Alzheimer’s Care Center
Hattiesburg, Mississippi Relocation of 40 Skilled Nursing Beds Within Forrest County
Bedford Alzheimer’s Care Center, LLC, d/b/a Bedford Alzheimer’s Care Center received Certificate of Need (CON) authority to relocate 40 skilled nursing facility beds from Bedford Care Center of Hattiesburg to Bedford Alzheimer’s Care Center of Hattiesburg. The two facilities are next to one another.
The total capital expenditure for this project is $4,173,023.
Renal Care Group Tupelo, LLC, d/b/a RCG of Tupelo
Tupelo, Mississippi Expansion of Existing ESRD Facility
Renal Care Group Tupelo, LLC, d/b/a RCG of Tupelo received Certificate of Need (CON) authority to expand its existing End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) facility. The proposed project will add four stations to its existing Mattox Street facility in Tupelo, which will help increase its original capacity back to 50 hemo-dialysis stations.
The total capital expenditure for this project is $66,800.
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 March 31, 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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